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3 Important Questions to ask your Wedding Planner before hiring them

Congratulations on getting engaged! Hold on though – not so fast – because now comes the hard work.

Planning your wedding is probably among the highest priorities on your to-do list until the big day arrives. And while many couples enjoy getting into the spirit and taking it all on their own shoulders, smarter and savvier couples always go with a wedding planner to ensure that everything works like clockwork when the time comes to host the wedding reception.

An experienced wedding planner for hire can help you avoid costly mistakes that many couples make because, well, it’s their first time planning a wedding.

Wedding planners can also help you get the best rates from sought after suppliers in your area, manage difficult guests and help you choose the right wedding theme or menu, for instance. They’re kind of like a personal assistant who help you tick off items on your wedding planning checklist, helping to ensure that everything goes smoothly and without any hiccups whatsoever on the big day.

While deciding to work with a wedding planner is paramount to the success of your reception, asking the right questions is just as important:

1. How do you like to approach wedding planning?

The amount of stuff you have to do when it comes to wedding planning can be enough to drive anyone mad. Luckily, a wedding planner is the one individual who can act as your third leg during this stressful and often confusing time.

It’s important that you’re open with your potential wedding planner and frankly ask them what their approach is to wedding planning. Don’t be afraid to let them know what you’re like as a person as this will help them better understand where you’re coming from, and they will plan your wedding around that. Let them know how much involvement you’d like or whether you’d like them to take it all upon themselves.

2. Can I see samples or a portfolio of your previous work?

It’s only fair that you ask the wedding planner to show as many examples of their past work as possible, as it will immediately give you an idea of the kind of wedding styles they are capable of working with. This should give you insights into how relevant they are to your requirements and how well they are likely to do their job.

For instance, if your planner specialises in planning rustic weddings or farmhouse weddings, and you’re more interested in a backyard or wedding castle wedding, then you’re better off working with another wedding planner.

3. What kind of venues do you specialise in?

Building up from the previous question, you absolutely must ask your planner about the venues they have experience with. You may want to get married in a local pub, a marquee or a beautiful barn owned by your aunt – so ask them outright: Can you plan my wedding here? What do you need from me?

If you choose to hire one, wedding planners are one of the most integral aspects of your wedding. From start to finish your wedding planner will work to ensure everything runs smoothly and as planned. Wedding Assistant offers access to select wedding planners who are known for leaving their mark. Find your ideal wedding planner without having to ask too many questions – which is as easy as getting a quote to begin with.


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