8 Question to Ask your Wedding Planner!
Some people enjoy the planning of their weddings and do not mind the hours and dedication it takes to make it happen. However, some of us, would rather just hand this off to someone who knows what they are doing. In that case, you would be consider looking for a wedding planner or coordinator.
In that case, you might be wondering what do you exactly ask a wedding planner when you are ready to have one. Well, I got a few questions to help you get started and a downloaded pdf checklist you can take along with you. You can even add your own questions if you like.
1. Will you be fully available on our wedding day?
Obviously, the first question to ask is if the wedding planner will be available on our wedding day. And if so, how long. Most bigger companies holds multiple weddings and assign team members to certain weddings. You would want to make sure this is cleared up with the wedding planner.
2. What kind of services do you offer?
What other services do you offer beside the planning and organization of the wedding. Planners usually have various packages for different type of budgets and some services may be offer in certain packages and some may not. Check with your wedding planner and see what will do on your wedding day with your budget.
3. What form of payment do you accept?
A common question to ask with all vendors and this is no different for wedding planners as well. With world we are living in currently there are more ways to pay then the traditional credit card, check or cash. See what else they accept; venmo, paypal, square etc.
4. Will you get discounts with the professionals you recommend?
Who doesn’t love getting a bit of discount right? Wedding planners works with all of your wedding vendors that you need for your wedding day. Chance are they may have a preferred vendor list that they have worked together with in the past, make sure you ask for the list and see if you can get a discount for going with there vendor.
5. How many years have you been working in the industry?
More years, of course means more experiences and more wedding planned. Usually with more experiences means they are quite aware of what can go wrong on your wedding, and will be ready for anything to happen. As of with all events, anything can happen. But it’s how we handle the hiccups matters.
6. What will be out obligations in the planning?
The main reason your thinking about getting a wedding planner is because you dont’ want to deal with the headaches of the planning part. Make sure you ask your planner what you need or what is required on your part to make this happen.
If you want them to be in totally control make sure you mention that to them, or if you want some control advise that as well. Your wedding planner will work with you as you wish. After all it’s your wedding right?
7. How many weddings have you planned in our wedding venue?
If the planner has already worked at the venue before including the ceremony and reception, they will have more experiences and be well aware of all the necessary details in the venue. As well as all the local vendors nearby the venue that you an select from.
8. How ill you deal with “oops” moments?
Events are full of set backs! What if the light goes out? What if the drinks are not enough? What if more guest comes then you invited? Knowing to solve these problems are essential in bringing a peace of mind to you. Being able to have some support and advisors on how to handle them immediately just might be the fundamental question you decide on hiring a planner.
The work of the wedding planner goes beyond elaborating on the decorative project, they will play the role of a psychologist in many moments and will be the eyes of the couple so that everything is as they dreamed. Not to mention that they will fix the wedding dress at the moment the doors of the church open, and will also guide the bride to carry her bouquet of flowers the right way. So keep an eye on her answers to see if you are hiring the right person.
If you have questions to ask the wedding planner and it’s not listed up here, please leave a comment and I will update the list. I know that I haven’t gotten them all, but these were all the question I could think of. Also make sure you download the pdf checklist file that you can bring along with you when you are doing the initial asking stage!