So you have a wedding to plan, who are you going to let plan the best day of your life? Picking your wedding planner is the big first step in your planning process and it is so so important. Here are the ways we think you should pick your go to girl for the job!
Do You Have a Connection?: Did you guys click? This person is going to be your very best friend for the next year, so it is important that you like them as a person! Do they seem positive, trustworthy, share your same sense of humor, and have similar taste as you? I am a huge vibes person and I think you can tell very early on whether there is a connection between two people or not! This is so necessary when selecting YOUR Wedding Planner.
Have You Seen Some of Their Past Events? Did you LOVE them or were they not really your style? This is critical! Seeing your planners past events is a portfolio of what they have created and what are capable of! Planners often have specialties as well! Like Promise Event Planners style is modern and non traditional. If country rustic is your style we may not be a perfect fit! Which is okay! Checking out styled shoots from your wedding planner is another way to really see their design style shine. When planners are planning a styled shoot they are usually thinking out of the box and that’s what you really want to see!
Do They Have Strong Vendor Relationships? Do they network with wedding professionals often? Do they have close vendor friends? Do they have solid relationships that could potentially save you time and money? If the answer is yes then this is a definite plus for you! If your wedding planner has strong relationships within the industry they will be able to match you as the client with your perfect vendor! It is our job as planners to do our research and know the vendors who are the best of the best! This will save you lots of research time and potentially money along the way!
How Do They Like to Communicate? If you like to Communicate via Phone and Your Planner prefers in person meetings or emails it may not be the perfect fit. If you don’t communicate in the same ways it may mess up response times and make things take longer than they should. That is never fun, especially not during the crunch time of planning a wedding!
Can They Answer Your Questions? Answering all of your wedding related questions should be part of your planners expertise in the industry. I mean we are only people and don’t know EVERYTHING there is to know but your planner should be ready and willing to answer any questions you may have. One of my favorite answers is “I’m not sure about that, but let me figure it out!
Do You Like Their Personal Style? Personal style is a big part of the overall style of the planner and the events that they produce! Did they show up in an outfit that was professional but still them? Did you love their snakeskin boots? Do they shop in the stores you like? Most planners are versatile and can create amazing design that may not exactly match their personal style, but it can tell you a lot about your planners style when it comes to design!
Do you feel comfortable with the next steps? The timeline and process of wedding planning can be super confusing! Did they explain next steps and how things would go along the way? Do you feel comfortable with this or like you are still in the dark? It is always a good idea to ask your planner next steps and exactly how this long process will go month to month and week to week!