You’ve decided to hire a wedding planner? Yay! Trust us, your mom/sibling/best friend will thank you for not giving them all the duties that come with planning a wedding! We hear time and time again from our brides and grooms that hiring a professional to help organize all the details of their day was the best thing they could have done for themselves and everyone involved.
How do you actually find this magical person that will help bring your vision to light?! Here are a few tips when looking for The One!
Have a rough idea of what it is you need. Do you need more help with the organizational aspects like time management, budgeting, or contacting and organizing vendors? Do you need someone to narrow down your choices of linens and floral and come up with an overall design scheme? Or do you need help with all of the above?!
Meet with potential planners in person!! I cannot stress this enough!! While sending off an email or a text to see if a planner is available is great, you need to meet them before you hire them. Make sure you feel connected to them. You will be spending a lot of time together!
Ask lots of questions. Don’t be afraid if you don’t know what a planner does! For instance, many couples have heard about “day of” wedding planners, but what does that really mean? Be sure to ask when your planner will become involved (Days? Weeks? Months ahead?) and what exactly is included once they are on board. Any great planner will explain exactly what it is they do to help you throughout the process and will answer any questions you have.
Hire your planner sooner rather than later. Don’t wait until you are completely overwhelmed to bring in help! Planners can assist you with a variety of tasks and the earlier they are brought on as part of your team, the more expertise they can offer.
Ask for references. Hearing about the whole experience from another couple that was recently in your shoes is invaluable. You will get the real scoop and it will cement the fact that you are making the right decision!
So get out there! Find someone you can’t imagine spending your wedding day without (besides your future spouse of course)!
With all that Life has to offer,
Life Design Event Planning // Wedding Planner // Phoenix