We know when you start planning a wedding, you will be in search of many vendors to help you with the various elements of your big day. But of all the vendors that you will be in search of, one of the most important by far is a professional and talented wedding planner.
A great wedding planner is very important because they can help you get through some of the most stressful moments in your life. There are so many details involved in planning a wedding that trying to tackle it by yourself will cause you to have a much less enjoyable wedding on a personal level. Once you hand over the reins to someone who knows the inside and outside of pulling off a wedding, you will be able to breath easier and relax as you start to actually enjoy each moment. This is what you deserve on your special day and this is what you want to make sure of by hiring a planner. To be sure that you hire the right planner for your wedding, here are questions that you want to be sure and ask any planner that you consider.
See if anyone you know has had experience with a wedding planner. If they have, find out what their experience was like and if it was a really positive one, get the name of the planner and look up their contact information. Check out some online websites that rate wedding planners in the New Jersey area and pick out some of the highest rated planners. Once you have a few names, call each one up and setup a time that you can meet them face to face in order to interview them for your wedding needs.
When you sit down with each candidate, find out if they have ever worked at your venues. Also, are they familiar with some of the other vendors that you are considering? Talk about your overall vision for your wedding. Now, the next moment could provide some key insight. If the planner is critical of your vision or your choices so far and tries to steer things in a completely new direction, this is probably not the person that you want to work with. If, however, you hear positive reinforcement and suggestions as to how they could help you in the greater context of your overall vision, they could still be in the running for your open position. You just want to make sure that there is a method to their madness.
Find out if they have planned weddings similar in size and budget to yours. This can be important because you want someone who has vendor contacts that will be able to handle the size wedding you are having. You will definitely want to see their portfolio of previous wedding they have planned. This will give you a good look at the vendors they have contacts with and how they were able to help pull off a wedding. In fact, get the contact information of previous clients so you can talk to them about their experience with the planner you are interviewing. It is also important to have a nice discussion about how they see your responsibility playing out. Will they contact you for every bug and small decision that comes up? Maybe you feel good about giving them some freedom over the small things but you want to be contacted about anything else. You need to figure out how you will work together and see if your styles mesh. Ask them about their most challenging wedding and how they were able to overcome problem issues. If they offer package plans, take a close look at what each entails and if one suits you. A really good planner should have enough in the way of good contacts that will provide you a reduced rate on each service. These savings in many cases will pay for the fee of the planner. So, another bonus to consider when hiring a wedding planner. We wish you well with this all important search.