by: Andrea Britt
A wedding planner is an individual that you will hire that will take care of the basic planning of your wedding. Is this person to be trusted to handle each and every aspect of your wedding? How will you know that this person is going to know what you want and will they stick to your budget? It is often a scary thought to think that you will not have a handle in each step of the wedding process if you hire a wedding planner, but you will have amazing results if you find the right planner!
What They Do
The wedding planner is hired to handle virtually every aspect of the wedding celebration. In most cases, they will help you to make choices and help you find the right wedding service providers for your wedding. They will help to maintain a balance in what is happening when it is happening, who is doing it and how much it’s going to cost. They will manage the overall function of the wedding, making sure that everything goes as planned from the beginning to the end.
But don’t worry, most of the time the wedding planner works under your direction. You will communicate to them your needs and desires and he or she will make sure that it happens. You will be able to have your say in what you want, within reason of course. You’ll be able to follow through on their happenings as well. Don’t forget, it’s you writing the checks so you’ll always make the final decision.
How to Choose a Wedding Planner
The hardest part of having a wedding planner is choosing one. It is important that you find someone that you like, trust and have confidence in. You’ll need to put a whole lot of trust in them to handle your wedding day celebration since this is the only time that you will be getting married and you want it to be perfect. Look for these characteristics in your wedding planner.
• Are they easy to communicate with? This is very important as you need them to be able to do what you want, understand what you want and to tell you when something is going wrong. A wedding is not a time in your life that surprises are a good thing.
• Can they accommodate your tastes and preferences? It is quite important for the wedding planner to be on the same page as you are. Sit and look through a wedding magazine with the prospective planners. Discuss the pictures of weddings in the magazine and get an idea if your tastes line up.
• What aspects of the wedding will they cover and how much say so are you going to have in the wedding planning? This is completely up to your discretion here. But make sure that they understand what you expect them you handle solo and which elements of planning you want to be involved with personally.
• Are you comfortable with them? You need to be able to be comfortable with the individual you choose since you will be spending the next few months with them. Make sure that you like them! Planning a wedding can be a great deal of fun, but there are also frequently many stressful times as well. If they even annoy you a little bit at the beginning, chances are they’ll drive you nuts by the end.
All of these things can help your wedding to go smoother. A wedding planner is a tool that no wedding should be without!
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