Finding your perfect Wedding Planner is key to making all your wedding dreams come true. There are so many overwhelming factors that go into planning a wedding. With all the excitement that comes with this adventure you and your partner are about to embark on, you want to enjoy your day and leave all the stressful, not fun mumbo jumbo to the professionals. Trust me, I am speaking from experience! Since this is my area of expertise, I thought I would share essential tips to use when looking for your perfect planner.
When searching for your planner, make sure you choose someone that fits your style. Check out their website and social media platforms to see photos of past weddings they have worked on and see if they portray the vision you have for your big day. It’s okay to have a few consultations with different planners to make sure your personalities mesh, and you understand each other. You will be spending a lot of time with this person, and they will be a part of important intimate moments.
Hearing from other bride’s experiences is a great way to narrow down your right fit. Most wedding planners have testimonials on their websites or social media platforms. If they don’t have any shown, ask for some. Having confidence in who you are hiring is key.
If you already have the location for your wedding, usually, they will have a list of all types of vendors, including wedding planners that they work with often. Asking the venue could be a place to start, and it’s nice to have someone familiar with the site.
Being upfront about your overall budget is very important. In your consultation, that should be one of the first questions the planner asks. A good wedding planner will be knowledgeable in all areas of budget planning. They will be able to stretch your budget to get the most out of what you want to spend.
Keep an eye out for a design style that matches yours, read testimonials from past brides. There are different options when choosing your planning packages.
Popular terms for planning packages:
Full-service– the planner is with you through the entire process from start to finish.
Wedding Management – The planner is only there to help with all the final touches with your planning and coordination on your wedding day.
Now you have the tools to start searching for your wedding planner. This is such an exciting, memorable time, and I hope this helps you pick the PERFECT planner for you!
Xo Rebecca Calagna
Owner & Principal Planner- Rebecca Calagna Events