Planning a wedding is no easy task. From the dress to the venue, food, decoration and wedding band, everything needs to be taken care of. So the question is, will you be able to handle it? Hiring a wedding planner can be a great option to help you out with all the preparations. They can help you save a lot of time and money due to their industrial contacts and also take the stress away from you. If you do decide to hire one, here are a few factors you need to consider before you do so.
The more experienced, the better. Ask him how long he has been in the field, so that you know he’s fit for the job. If possible, ask for a few videos or photographs of weddings he has done before, to get an idea of his quality of work. If you can contact a few previous clients, their feedback could be of great help. Due to their experience, they can get the best deals from florists, tailors, venues, caterers etc. which can save you heaps. Share all your preferences with them and see how they respond. If they seem to be changing your ideas too much, then probably you will not have a say in the preparations at all. You don’t want that now do you?
- Character and skill set
Excellent organization skills and an eye for detail are absolute musts of a wedding planner. Check how many weddings he does per time. If he has too much on his plate, he may not be able to focus completely on yours. Also, he should be able to negotiate well with the bespoke suit designers, florists and other people so that you could get the best deal. It is vital that you are comfortable with your planner. You should be able to tell your opinion freely.
It is vital that you hire a professional than someone who plans weddings as a hobby. You don’t want to entrust them with such a responsibility if they are not professionals. You can guarantee that they will do a proper job as they have much more at stake. A professional should be able to present a business registration number to verify themselves. Also, ensure if the planner works alone or with a team. If he works alone, make sure that he is able to handle all details alone. If an entire team is on the job, have one person in charge that you can directly communicate with since too many soups spoil the soup.