Choosing the perfect wedding planner is not easy at all. You certainly want a planner who’s professional and experienced, but it’s also essential to find someone you personally click with from the get-go. Finding the right professional who fits all of the criteria (and works with your budget) might feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But don’t lose hope, because we’ve got you covered. You can relax, kick back, and take notes on how to choose the perfect wedding planner.
There is nothing like a personal reference within your own network to put your mind at ease when you are searching for the perfect wedding planner. You should ask your friends and family for recommendations, and the number of quality leads that come your way is going to surprise you.
Research their online presence
Now that you have found a wedding planner (or a few) that seems to be a good fit for your needs, you need to research them online. Make sure to check out their website, blog, portfolio, and social media. This is a great opportunity to get a solid grasp of their style and aesthetics, along with their style of communication and their “brand voice.”
Meet up in person
Virtual communication is a perfect starting point in your communication with your potential wedding planner. However, you can only get so far via email. This is why you should definitely meet face-to-face before hiring if that is a possibility. A face-to-face meeting will give you a much better sense of your wedding planner’s personality and whether they would be a helpful addition to your vendor team.
Make sure to ask the right questions
Be sure to come with a list of questions that address your concerns once you schedule the meeting face-to-face. Before you go into an interview with a wedding planner, take time to write down what matters most to you and your fiancé. For example, ask your planner is they have experience working at your particular venue? How often does she/he plan to meet and communicate throughout the planning process?
Ensure that your personalities work together
At the end of the day, you want to hire a wedding planner you’ll truly enjoy working with them. Your wedding planner is going to be someone you are going to spend quite a bit of time leading up to the wedding. You should make sure it’s a good fit on both a professional and personal level.