Whether your budget is large or small, finding a wedding planner that fits your needs is a crucial element of the wedding planning process. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice anything to get your dream wedding. Sara Sorensen, a wedding planner with 6 South Designs, has provided some tips to consider as you select your professional wedding planner.
Venues and vendors: Many event companies offer a variety of wedding packages, including wedding coordinators, to help brides every step of the way. The event staff should be able to recommend reliable vendors and compare venue prices for brides. A less expensive venue might create more costs, because the bride may have to rent everything to use in the space. More expensive venues could include tables, chairs, and other amenities.
Alleviating stress: Your event planner should do everything they can to make your wedding day run smoothly. Ask the team how they prepare for mishaps. Are they prepared with emergency kits for wardrobe malfunctions, wedding cake disasters, and unexpected glitches? How have they handled bumps in the road in the past? A planner’s previous experience can be a good indicator of how they will help you on your wedding day.
Staying on schedule: Timing is everything, especially on your wedding day. You want to select a planner that will make sure you and your wedding party go down the aisle on time. Ask your planner how they will coordinate with your vendors. Will they make sure transportation and reception vendors have arrived? Will they help keep the reception moving along? How will they communicate with you during the big day?
Selecting a wedding planner can be a tough decision, but finding the right wedding planner is worth it. Your wedding day is your time to shine. Let your wedding planner take care of the details so you can relax and celebrate.