Smart Tips For Finding Weddings

Tips for Choosing a Wedding Planner Finding the right wedding planner often takes a little effort, but watching the wedding of your dreams come through makes all the homework worthwhile. Here are tips to help you cut down on any stress that may come with looking, and find a planner you will absolutely love. Do Your Research Go to your prospective planners’ websites to scan photos of recent weddings they’ve handled and help narrow down your list. Do elements like lighting, d?cor, colors, etc. This is likely what the planner has the most experience in, so decide if you want it. Also search for information regarding the planning services they offer, their past clients, professional ssociation membership and any industry awards they may have received.
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Call your top three or four picks and ask them about their pricing, availability, and the average cost of the weddings they plan. If their answers match your budget and your own plans, arrange appointments with each of them. Preparing for the Initial Meeting Be sure to bring with you Internet printouts, magazines and other pictures or materials that can help you create a better picture of how you would like your wedding to turn out. At your meeting, inquire about the events they’ve done and observe their personalities closely. Think you can have a harmonious and productive working relationship with them? Tell them about your style and colors and see how they respond. Enthusiasm is a must. Calling Their Past Clients Don’t feel pressured to hire anybody on the spot. Take your time calling their references and ask them a few questions, such as: > How closely did they keep to your budget? > Can you email me pictures from your wedding? This is a great way to check the overall consistency and professionalism of the planner. Planners’ portfolios carry their best work, and, for sure, they’ll refer you to clients they know were pleased with their work, so do scan online for other real weddings they’ve done as well. > Did the wedding turn out to be exactly as you wanted? > Did they respond quickly to your emails or phone calls, and was it nice working with them? > What did your guests have to say about how the wedding was handled? > Were there any issues, and how were they resolved? Sealing the Deal Take your time comparing quotes, impressions, notes and formal proposals (planners must draft their general vision for your wedding as well as their intended services in the form of a written proposal, which will then be the basis for drafting your contract). As soon as you’ve found the right planner, give them a call and express your desire to hire them.