Once you get engaged, you will start planning your big day. In no time you’ll realize how hard and difficult it is! Well, since you’re reading this, you have probably already understood the amount of time needed to organize a posh party. Some couples don’t have enough time or energy to plan their own ceremony, so they turn to professionals such as wedding planners and consultants. But, even if you’re budget conscious bride, you could still hire someone to help you with at least a portion of your important event. Here are some things you should know about wedding planners in order to choose the best professional for yourself.
First of all, think local. Yes, although someone might be the best wedding planner in their area, in other places they would probably feel lost. So, if you plan to get married in San Diego, for example, look for an experienced San Diego wedding planner and not the one from your hometown.
Make sure the person you want to hire is not EVENT, but WEDDING planner. Although weddings are events, they are somewhat different. Wedding planners have to take care of everything, including your crying mother and you (the bride/the groom) under pressure. They must be able to suggest and/or select appropriate wording for wedding invitations, take care of some small administrative details, but they also have to be family referees.
A good wedding planner has to be respected and connected, since that ensures you’ll get the best vendors for the best price. If your wedding planner is someone who brings consistent business, vendors will do their best to provide the best service in order not to ruin their professional relationship.
It’s important to know your planner’s set fee, no matter if it’s a wedding project or hourly fee. If they have “add-on” fees, my advice is not to hire them. Also, stay away from planners who have their own deals with any vendor, because that is very unprofessional.
Hope you’ll be satisfied and having fun while organizing your special event!