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Planning a wedding is an overwhelming task, so it’s wise to get a helping hand. Hiring a wedding planner will mean that you can relax in the run up to your wedding day, and get the ideal amount of beauty sleep.
Knowing that you have a professional on-hand can give you peace of mind; especially if this is your first time walking down the aisle. But before you rush to your nearest wedding planner and beg them to help you with your big day, it’s worthwhile to ask them the following questions to assess if they’re the right expert for you:
How Do You Approach Communication With Your Clients?
Your wedding planner is going to become your new pal. There’ll need to be a lot of communication between you and your nuptial professional, so find out just how you’ll be able to contact him or her. Will you work together through email, phone, or meetings?
You may want to be able to get in touch with your wedding planner at all sorts of hours, especially in the run-up to the ceremony. Ask about their communication policy and whether there are any restrictions on contact.
What Kind Of Services Do You Offer?
You’ll need to ascertain just how much your wedding planner is willing to cover. Does he or she offer a comprehensive wedding package? Will he or she help you through the planning stages, all the way to the aisle? How much will your planner organise for you and what are you expected to do by yourself?
Don’t shy away from asking about the services his or her company provides. A lot of planners are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.
What Experience Do You Have?
They may have the gift of the gab, but do they have the experience? Find out how long he or she has been in the business and examine portfolios of previous work. Usually these weddings speak volumes. From these pictures you’ll be able to see just what your planner is willing to provide as well as their style and expertise.
If you don’t see anything you like, it’s probably best to back away slowly and see a different wedding planner. Also, make sure they provide referrals and run a mile if they don’t come highly recommended by others. You may be able to find testimonials online.
Which Vendors Do You Prefer To Work With?
From wedding venues in North West England to stately homes in Scotland, you’ll want the best of everything to decorate your ceremony. By ascertaining which businesses your planner likes to work with, you can judge if they’ll suit your wedding. Be careful of planners who insist on certain vendors, as he or she is probably getting commission for new business, and the planner doesn’t have your best interests at heart.
Hopefully, your wedding planner will have the experience to get you the highest quality vendors at discount prices. They can give you feedback on local businesses, meaning that you don’t end up ordering flowers from a nightmare florists or a flumpy wedding cake from the wrong bakery.
Zoe is a British blogger who has composed and contributed this post today on behalf of Knowsley Hall Venue. Celebrate at their manor house wedding venue to make your day extra special!