Meeting a wedding planner for the first time can seem a little scary? Do I really need a wedding planner? Can I afford this? Will she take over my wedding? Most couples have these fears and questions all the time.
In your wedding planning journey, you will meet a lot of vendors to make your dream come alive, but hopefully this is your first stop. To help you prepare for your meeting so that you feel at ease and better prepared for your meeting I've gathered a few tips to help you fell in charge.
Okay so you probably already have a few ideas about how you want your wedding day to look, or like many you may not know where to begin in the first place. Don't panic your first meeting with a wedding planner is all about getting to know each other. The goal of this meeting should be to see if you have a connection with this person. Your wedding planner will become your source of information, your organizer, your voice for communicating with vendors, and through out your journey she will become your "best friend", when your other friends get tired of talking weddings.
Here's a few questions to ask your wedding planner?
1. What made you want to become a wedding planner?
You want a planner who is passionate and driven by weddings. The passion she puts behind her work is a direct link to the passion she will put behind your day.
2. Do you have our date available?
Of course it goes without saying that if she doesn't have your date available she is not the planner for you.
3. Do you work alone or with a team?
You want to make sure that who you have the consulation with is the same person you will be the same person that will be with you on the day of your wedding.
4. What kind of planning services do you offer?
Maybe your are somewhere in between needing full service and day of coordination, you need to know that are wedding planner can acommodate your needs.
5. How many clients do you take on a year?
This will give you an idea of how focused your planner can be on your needs, every bride wants to feel pampered and indulged a little, after all it's YOUR day.
When choosing a wedding planner, first and foremost follow your gut. You will be spending the next 9-12 months with this person, it should be a good fit. If you can't see yourself going shopping for a couple of hours in Target with this person, then that person may not be for you.