How to Choose Your Wedding Planner

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The wedding planner: That person you’ll soon be hiring to pour your heart out to in order for your lifelong dreams to come true. They’re supposed to have your back from the very first phone call until your last minute as a single human being.

When it comes to planning the wedding with the assistance of a wedding planner, you should know the exact job description of a WP in order to be able to fetch a suitable one. A wedding planner’s job is all about “Logistics”, strong relations, and solid connections with as many vendors and service providers as one could possibly have. 

Based on your budget, you will choose the package that fits you best. You can switch and play around with the choices until you’re satisfied with the outcome. But always remember that you get what you pay for and that this individual will definitely save you from spending your last penny because they understand the scene, they’re aware of the rates, and they know the right people. DO NOT attempt to plan a whole wedding on your own. Bad idea, child.

1- List the top names:

Start online by checking the portfolios of all the wedding planners that you come by and fancy checking their work out. List the names of the ones that catch your eye. You can also get back to your wedding venue manager about the WPs they’ve previously worked with.

2- Ask about them:

After picking a few names, ask around about them on wedding Facebook groups by posting your questions and concerns. Also, don’t hesitate to directly contact a WP and straight up ask about the details that are eating you up the most.

3- Your questions:

After the filtration process aka narrowing down the number of your nominated WPs according to the responses you got from each of them, you need to prepare a fully detailed list of each and every question that’s on your mind and start calling your list of WPs, one by one to lay your inquiries on.

4- What you need:

Your WP is someone you should feel comfortable communicating all that’s in your head to. They’re someone you need to feel free to say or do whatever you want around without feeling unheard, judged, or labeled for any reason. If there’s chemistry there, you’ll know it. Another marvelous plus is if they’re able to envision your storyboard with you and if they can visualize the details out of excitement and enthusiasm for your project. If you detect these fine qualities in a WP, they’re the one!

5- Talk money:

Talk money from the very start. Set your budget and reveal it to your WP, if their game’s as good as they flaunt it, they’ll take your budget and get you where you need to be, with it. You see, wedding planners are like magicians; all they need is the knowledge of how the trick works. The perfect WP is a superb negotiator, is honest and straightforward, communicates well, and doesn’t pull any shady shenanigans all while meticulously handling your budget and giving you a minimum figure, right from the start, at the same time. 

6- Are they willing to jump in?

The right wedding planner will carry the weight of your concerns with you by proving their capabilities and superpowers. They will take the bad stuff off your shoulders and not add to them. They will be willing to jump in whenever something unexpected happens.

7- The contract:

A written contract is not something to be meddled with. You can only seal the deal if a WP is willing to provide you with a detailed contract that has a definite execution deadline, an average budget, and their own fees included. 

The wedding planner: That person you’ll soon be hiring to pour your heart out to in order for your lifelong dreams to come true. They’re supposed to have your back from the very first phone call until your last minute as a single human being.

When it comes to planning the wedding with the assistance of a wedding planner, you should know the exact job description of a WP in order to be able to fetch a suitable one. A wedding planner’s job is all about “Logistics”, strong relations, and solid connections with as many vendors and service providers as one could possibly have. 

Based on your budget, you will choose the package that fits you best. You can switch and play around with the choices until you’re satisfied with the outcome. But always remember that you get what you pay for and that this individual will definitely save you from spending your last penny because they understand the scene, they’re aware of the rates, and they know the right people. DO NOT attempt to plan a whole wedding on your own. Bad idea, child.

1- List the top names:

Start online by checking the portfolios of all the wedding planners that you come by and fancy checking their work out. List the names of the ones that catch your eye. You can also get back to your wedding venue manager about the WPs that they’ve previously worked with.

2- Ask about them:

After picking a few names, ask around about them on wedding Facebook groups by posting your questions and concerns. Also, don’t hesitate to directly contact a WP and straight up ask about the details that are eating you up the most.

3- Your questions:

After the filtration process aka narrowing down the number of your nominated WPs according to the responses you got from each of them, you need to prepare a fully detailed list of each and every question that’s on your mind and start calling your list of WPs, one by one to lay your inquiries on.

4- What you need:

Your WP is someone you should feel comfortable communicating all that’s in your head to. They’re someone you need to feel free to say or do whatever you want around without feeling unheard, judged, or labeled for any reason. If there’s chemistry there, you’ll know it. Another marvelous plus is if they’re able to envision your storyboard with you and if they can visualize the details out of excitement and enthusiasm for your project. If you detect these fine qualities in a WP, they’re the one!

5- Talk money:

Talk money from the very start. Set your budget and reveal it to your WP, if their game’s as good as they flaunt it, they’ll take your budget and get you where you need to be, with it. You see, wedding planners are like magicians; all they need is the knowledge of how the trick works. The perfect WP is a superb negotiator, is honest and straightforward, communicates well, and doesn’t pull any shady shenanigans all while meticulously handling your budget and giving you a minimum figure, right from the start, at the same time. 

6- Are they willing to jump in?

The right wedding planner will carry the weight of your concerns with you by proving their capabilities and superpowers. They will take the bad stuff off your shoulders and not add to them. They will be willing to jump in whenever something unexpected happens.

7- The contract:

A written contract is not something to be meddled with. You can only seal the deal if a WP is willing to provide you with a detailed contract that has a definite execution deadline, an average budget, and their own fees included.