You’re engaged!! CONGRATS! Now you get to plan your very own wedding! Or, if you want to significantly reduce the amount of overwhelm and stress you’re bound to feel, you get to choose a wedding planner to help you create your dream day!!
Obviously, I’m a huge fan of hiring a wedding planner to help you make your visions come to life, but, then comes the question of, “How do I choose the right wedding planner for me?”
WITH ALL OF THE OPTIONS OUT THERE, HOW DO YOU CHOOSE SOMEONE TO HELP YOU PLAN AND DESIGN ONE OF THE BIGGEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE?
As someone who has planned dozens of weddings, not all wedding planners (& coordinators) are the same because there is someone out there for YOU.
MY BIGGEST ADVICE FOR FINDING YOUR PERFECT WEDDING PLANNER- FIND SOMEONE WHO LISTENS!
Seriously, it’s that simple. When choosing your wedding planner, find someone who takes the time to sit and meet with you (either in person, or virtually) and someone who will ask you questions about what YOU envision. It’s not about what they want. It’s about what you want.
Make sure that the planner you’re meeting with is able to understand and communicate back to you what he or she understands about what you want for your wedding. There should be no personal agenda on the planner’s part. If this professional is able to communicate back to you plans that align with your desires for your big day, then you are on right track.
MY SECOND PIECE OF ADVICE- MAKE SURE THAT YOU VIBE WITH THEM!
I like to tell my couples that when searching for vendors, choose someone that you would be friends with in "real life" outside of wedding planning. Would you want to meet up with this person at a vineyard for a glass of wine or hit up a Happy Hour with them on a random Thursday night? If you vibe with each other, this is especially important with planners and photographers, then BOOK THEM before someone else does.