These days, couples are lucky to have plenty of wedding planners to choose from. But it is important to choose the right so that you won’t end up getting scammed on your big day and left scratching your head as to where your wedding planner had run away with your money!
Here are 8 important questions to ask before you book a wedding planner:
What’s the timeline for the wedding?
A good wedding planner can already give you a timeline of what to expect, no matter how far or near your wedding date might be. There should be a checklist of the things that should be completed before the wedding so you can all keep track of what’s completed and what still needs to be done.
What’s included in the package?
Don’t assume things. Ask outright what’s included in the package so you can manage your expectations and know which items still needs to be paid for and added to the wedding.
How did your other planned weddings go?
Of course, most wedding planners will tell you the best weddings they planned, but you can gauge from the conversation how the coordinator works with couples. Did the wedding planner keep on shaming other couples? That’s a bad sign.
How do we communicate with you?
It is important that the wedding planner can be reached easily. Of course, you should be realistic as they probably have other clients but they should still be contacted via other means, so make sure to set realistic expectations. As long as the wedding planner can reply within the day, that’s already a good thing.
Can I pick from the list of suppliers?
Of course, it’s the job of the wedding planner to contact the suppliers but this does not mean that you can’t also have your choice. If you have a preferred photographer or caterer, you can work out with the wedding planner how this can be deducted from the wedding package.
Can you help in adjusting my budget?
Planning a wedding can be so overwhelming – and couples might end up overplanning things and getting into debt from unexpected expenses. A good wedding planner can help you stay within your budget, with possible offers for cheaper alternatives.
How many people will be there on my wedding day?
While it’s possible that your wedding planner is working alone, it’s still good to be planning the whole thing with a team. After all, there are so many things that need to be done – and one person can’t do that alone!
Do you have contingency plans?
Just in case of emergency situations, is your wedding planner prepared with alternative options? Make sure you know you can count on them to help solve things like that before you pick them for the wedding.