Posted on June 3, 2012 by Jacqui Toumbas
Tips in Choosing a Wedding Planner
When you plan a wedding there is a need to think about so many facts and it does consume a lot of energy and time. It is always better to hire a professional wedding planner to do this for you since he/she can take care of absolutely all the details. You will just have to worry about looking your best and the work that you do would boil down to some really simple choices.
Even if the wedding planner is a great person to hire, this does not mean that you should simply go for the first one you find. We recommend that you look at the tips that are mentioned below to make sure you go for the one that is the best and that you can afford.
This is the first thing that you have to ask about. There are many consultants that will have an Internet site where you can look at services and background. Look at one that has been planning weddings for some years now. Talk to the planner and ask about different difficult situations that appeared in the past. See how they were solved. This proves that the wedding planner can handle anything and will do a good job.
Make sure that you talk about past experiences. The best wedding planner will offer you references and you can talk to people that the professional was hired by in the past. Always talk to references and see exactly what they appreciated and what they did not when working with the considered wedding planner. You are basically looking for honest answers and see whether or not the consultant is recommended by many people.
Different wedding planners might charge you differently. Some of them will offer their services in exchange for a fixed rate. If you want to hire such a wedding planner, make sure that you understand all the services that are included. It is common that flat rates are changed based on what the consultant has to do and extra is required for tasks that are not written in the contract. In addition, an hourly rate cost might be added when the wedding planner needs to work more than an agreed number of hours.
There is also another pricing system that is quickly gaining popularity. The planner basically receives a percentage of the entire wedding budget. In this case the professional asks about your budget and then tells you how much you would have to pay based on his/her pay table.
The three factors should always be considered when choosing a wedding planner. It will cost you some money but working with a pro will definitely reduce stress a lot. In addition, most of the planners have deals with local vendors, florists, reception sites and even decorators. They can help you obtain a much better price on other parts of the wedding, thus making the services really valuable.
An experienced wedding planner helps you make the best decisions possible and to have a perfect wedding but choosing them needs research. Conduct your research and choose the best one!