Questions To Ask When Shopping for A Wedding Planner.

Choosing the right planner is crucial for your wedding day and your overall planning experience. Each couple will have different needs but no matter your needs there are some universal qualities your planner should possess. When planning my wedding I interviewed a few planners because I wanted to be hands-off for my special day and I must say the experience was quite amusing and disappointing at the same time. Asking these standard questions will help you eliminate the planners who may not be the best fit for your wedding

#1 - How do you communicate with your clients?

When it comes to planning your wedding your relationship with your planner needs to be a great one. So having a planner with good communication skills is a must-have. Your planner will be responsible for communicating with all of your vendors leading up to your wedding and on your wedding day so if your planner lacks communication skills this is a huge red flag!

Tip #2 - What is your planning process?

Every planner has a unique planning process that works for them. Your planner should be able to answer this question with little to no hesitation. Here is an example response. My planning process for day-of coordination services begins 60 days before your wedding date. I am big on communication and each week we will focus on a different planning priority. (1st-week gathering information, 2nd week communicating with vendors, and the final week we will focus on the ceremony rehearsal). I like to touch base once a week on Mondays leading up to the wedding day. We have an online client planning tool we use for all of the weddings we plan, that way we can assure, that our clients are on the same page.

"Planning a wedding is not an easy task. Learn to lean on each other through this stressful time. At the end of the day, if you marry that special someone, it’s all worth it."