You may think that hiring a wedding planner is not that difficult. However, it’s easier said than done. A good wedding planner can make your big day the most memorable day of your life, while the wrong one can totally ruin it. Therefore, it’s important to choose wisely. Do your homework; research and meet planners to get an idea how they work. To make sure you pick the right organizer, do ask the organizer these following questions:
1. How many weddings have you arranged previously? What is your experience?
Most reputable companies have work portfolios so they can show you the exact details; client testimonials, pictures, etc. Ask them for it, if they don’t, then there is definitely something dodgy here. An experienced organizer is what you are looking for. A seasoned planner knows the do’s and don’ts of a well organized wedding.
2. What services can you offer?
Ask the organizer for the services he or she can offer you, in detail. A reputable planner will provide you with a proposal in black and white. This should give you an idea whether you want to go further or go for another company.
3. Do you have any specific terms and conditions or hidden charges?
A reputable wedding organizer should be able to give you a list of terms and conditions applicable upon taking their services. This includes cancellation charges, extra or hidden charges, etc.
4. How long do you think it will take to plan the wedding?
Depending on the date of your big day, the planner will give you details about how long will the preparations take. Ask for a time line break up to make sure you know which page you’re on.
5. Can you plan a wedding for me in my budget?
A good organizer will not beat about the bush. If he or she can do it in the specified budget, he or she will, else will politely decline. Budgets and costs are important to discuss so you’re not in for shocks or surprises.
6. Do you charge for travel in case if I have a destination wedding?
This is an important question to ask. You don’t want to be in for a shock when you see the total bill. A reputable event planner should be able to give you an honest reply about it and save you from financial anxiety later.