When you are planning your wedding and feel you need some guidance and help a wedding planner is the way to go! Researching any vendor can be a daunting task, so here are a few things you may want to keep in mind during your search!
Online presence. When you are searching online for a wedding planner, the first thing you are probably going to do is Google, or do an online search for planners in your area. There will probably be quite a few planners to consider and scope out, so here are a few questions you should ask yourself while you are just starting your search:
Do they have a professional easy to read website? Are they active on social media? Do you like the weddings they have worked on in the past? Do you feel a connection to their brand and them from their website? Does their website speak to you?
Education. When looking at wedding planners you are going to want to make sure your wedding is in very capable hands. Look to see if they have any education or credentials. You will feel at ease knowing your wedding planner is education, certified and has the knowledge to help you with your wedding day. The wedding industry is always changing so you are going to want someone who is up to date on trends and vendors.
Experience. You may have been planning your wedding for years to create your perfect day. You want to ensure the planner has experience with weddings similar to what you are planning. If you are having a cultural wedding, you are going to want someone who has previous experience with your culture. If your wedding is at a unique location, have they ever worked at that venue? How many weddings have they planned, and does their style fit with your style and theme?
Once you have searched and selected 3 or 4 suitable choices, you will need to contact them either by emailing them or phoning them to set up an initial meeting.
Check back next week to find out more about what to expect at an initial meeting!