Planning a wedding is a lot of hard work. From the outside it looks really exciting and as soon as the engagement rings go on your fingers you can’t wait to get started. However, you will quickly realise just how much time, effort, decisions and negotiating is involved in planning a wedding. This is why wedding planners are so popular for newly engaged couples. A wedding planner can take all the stresses away so the countdown to the wedding is an exciting time, without any visits from your inner bride-zilla.
In this blog post we share how you can go about choosing a wedding planner for your special day. There are a lot of wedding planners out there, so how can you choose the right wedding planner for you?
Speak to your friends and family and ask for their recommendations. You friends and family will have used wedding planners before or have friends and family that have used wedding planners. A recommendation from someone else is a great way to start. They are telling you that they have used them before, and they were happy with the service. Why not put a request on Facebook and ask friends to tag wedding planners in your local area that they know are good?
Check Them Out Online
When you have been recommended lots of local wedding planners, now you can start checking them out online. Look at their posts on Facebook and other social media platforms to see if you like their style. Have a look at their reviews and testimonials. Research the other events that they have been organisers and planners for. This will give you an idea of what the wedding planner is like and if they are the right match for you, your partner and your special day.
Arrange To Meet
Now you have the recommendation from friends and you like what you see online, it’s time to meet. This can be done virtually via zoom, over the phone or face to face. If possible, you could even meet at the wedding venue to give the wedding planner a feel for your special day. This is your chance to talk through the wedding you have in mind and any ideas you have. You can talk about why you need a wedding planner and where you would like their help.
While meeting your wedding planner is a great chance to get to know them better and tell them about your wedding, you need to ask them questions too. Think of it like an interview. Spend the beginning of the meeting getting to know each other better. Then ask questions about previous events and weddings, their experience and their background. Ask them how they work to ensure it fits with how you work.
Your special day will be a day remembered for years to come, for all the right reasons. You need to find the perfect wedding planner for your special day. Someone that you get on with, someone you can trust and someone you can rely on.
If you’re based in Peterborough or surrounding areas and you’re looking for a wedding planner, please give us a call. We would love to help create your magical day.