4 Questions To Ask the Wedding Planner Before You Hire Them

Wedding planning can seem like a full-time job, and for good reason! Between guest invites, menu planning, music choices, and venue bookings, it can be hard to balance everyday life with prepping for your big day. This is the main reason why so many couples decide to hire a wedding planner to help them get everything in order prior to their wedding day. If you are looking to avoid stress and have support when planning your special day, it might be time to hire a wedding planner to help you out.

Weddings are meant to be custom. You want your ceremony and event overall to emulate the personalities of both you and your partner, so you can share the celebration of two souls coming together as one with those you love! Thus, hiring a wedding planner who shares your goals and visions is crucial to being happy with the final product, and making your special day everything you dreamed it would be.

Before hiring a wedding planner, here are 6 questions you must ask before extending your final offer! 

“What Events Are You Used to Planning?”

When interviewing wedding planners to help coordinate your event, you’ll want to find out what events they have experience planning. Wedding planners typically coordinate a variety of events, from graduation parties to baptisms, and every host needs external support. Find out if your planner has coordinated any weddings that mimic a similar theme to what you have in mind. 

For example, if you are planning on hosting a large-scale wedding with a few hundred people, you will want to make sure your planner has coordinated big events in the past! If they are only used to planning small-scale events that are intimate and only involve couples and their immediate families, this might not be the best match.

“Can You Stay Within My Budget?”

Having a budget off the bat is key when planning a wedding. First, discuss with your partner and family to decide on a budget you want to stick to. It is always a good idea to come to the planning session with a budget in mind, rather than having your wedding planner offer budgeting suggestions. This way, you will not be persuaded into spending more than you can afford, and starting out your marriage in some serious debt! 

“What Styles Do You Specialize In?”

Ask your wedding planner what style events they usually specialize in. If you want your wedding to have a specific theme, talk it over with your wedding planner to see if it’s something they are comfortable with. You can also ask to see their portfolio of previous projects they have helped plan. This will allow you to get a better sense of their Style and what kind of events they produce. 

“What Hidden Fees Should I Know About?”

While this may seem like an invasive question, it is better to ask rather than continue wondering! A lot of wedding planners will have hidden fees they do not tell clients about off the back. This is especially true if planners work with specific vendors and are loyal to them. Ask your wedding planner to disclose any hidden fees during your initial meeting to see if you want to continue working with them. 

We hope this article helps you navigate your first meeting with a potential wedding planner! For more helpful tips on all things weddings – check out the rest of our blog.

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