Kiss goodbye to the ordinary and gloomy conventions of a traditional celebration! And welcome the tropical wedding of your dreams!
We know how daunting planning a wedding can be for the brides. That’s why you need a wedding planner to assist you in your preparation. But looking for the best wedding planner can be tiresome and overwhelming too.
To help you with such concerns, here’s a simple step-by-step guide that plans all the tasks required in hiring a wedding planner for your big day. Check out this list of things you need to do to find a wedding planner pro you’ll want to work with for your wedding.
1. Search for Local Wedding Planners
Do some research on planners’ websites for photos of recent weddings they’ve arranged to help narrow down your list. Also, check to see if your list of planners has specialized in the area where you’d like to tie the knot. Lastly, look for information about the services they offer and the clients they’ve worked with.
2. Make a follow-up call of your Top 3 Planners
Call your top three favourites to confirm the following: the range of their planning services offered, wedding date availability, and the costs. If their answers fit your budget and your concept, set an appointment to discuss the details further.
3. Be ready for your appointment
After setting up an appointment, be ready with it. Bring magazine wedding tear-outs, checklist, Pinterest ideas, and inspiration boards with you when you meet with your potential planners. During the meeting, ask all the questions you have in your mind to get all the information you need. Then, take some notes and keep an eye on their personalities. Is this someone you can work with for months?
4. Check with Their References
Don’t be in a rush! Take the time to call your prospect wedding planners’ references and ask the following of the planner and their team:
- Was the wedding’s style precisely what you wanted?
- Did they have excellent vendor recommendations?
- Did they return quickly to your calls or emails?
- Were they pleasant to work with?
- Did the wedding go well, according to your guests?
5. Sign the contract
Take some time to compare the prices, impressions, and proposals. Ask your planners to draft their overall vision for your wedding and services to narrow down everything, which would then work as the basis for your contract. Once you’ve decided to hire your perfect planner, call them to express that you are looking forward to working with them and would love to sign a contract. After signing the contract and settle the deposit, you’ll have officially hired your wedding planner.