As a bride to be you have likely thought about your perfect wedding since you were a little girl. In recent weeks, you have probably purchased every wedding magazine and looked online for the perfect setting along with photographers, wedding cake, dresses and even decorations. It can be a lot of work for one or even two people to take on just for the mere fact they haven’t gone through this before and there are a lot of details to take into account. You want to make sure everything on your wedding day checking list has been checked off. That is why you need a wedding coordinator.
Depending on your budget a planner will be able to assist you with all of your needs from a full-service planner that will assist you every step of the way to someone that will help track down vendors. There are even coordinators that simply help the day of the wedding. Hiring a coordinator can seem like an unneeded expense but they can really save you a lot of time and hard work.
Before selecting a coordinator you should have a few things in order such as a budget for the wedding, a grasp on how many people will be attending, a date, and what your perfect wedding will look like. When interviewing each planner, be sure you are being heard and that the person has a clear understanding of your vision. Make sure there is a connection because you may be working with this person for several months. One of the most important things to take into account budget. It is important a coordinator respects your wedding budget. If you and your partner have a sense that a coordinator doesn’t have your best interest in mind, it’s best to cut ties as soon as possible.
It’s imperative that you get to know your planner and have several questions ready to ask. This can be difficult since it is your first time going through this joyous process. Questions that need to be answered include:
- Is our wedding date convenient? A coordinator knows the perfect dates for weddings. There are many things to take into account such as weather and travel.
- Ask what made the person want to be a wedding planner as well as what has been the most rewarding and challenging parts of the job. Followup with how the planner handled tough situations. Getting a sense of the persons communication skills is important. Is the coordinator straight forward or are they timid and reserved?
- You need to know how long the planner has been certified and how many weddings they have planned. Make sure you ask for references and followup with those references.
- There are many things to take into account when selecting a wedding coordinator just make sure you have one that has the proper experience, can work within your budget, and most importantly, one that you can trust. Once you are sure you have these in place you can pick a coordinator and start planning your wedding.