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What to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Planner
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You’ve said “yes” to his proposal and now you have dozens of ideas going through your mind about planning for your wedding day. Even if you’ve planning the minute details of your wedding day in your mind since you were a little girl, you’re likely to feel overwhelmed with figuring out the best venues for your wedding ceremony and your reception, what you want on the menu, the type of cake, decoration, who you should invite, and so on. Instead of running around trying to decide everything for yourself, a wedding planner can help take the weight off your shoulders. What should you consider before hiring a professional to plan the wedding of your dreams?


RESEARCH

Do you have friends or relatives who have recently gotten married? First thing is to ask them if they hired an event planner and if they recommend them? Look up websites to see the types of wedding event planners in your area have specialized in, including photos of past events. Google search the event planner for customer reviews to make sure they get the high marks you expect a someone working on your wedding to have.


NARROW DOWN THE TOP 4

After deciding which wedding planner looks the most promising, give them a call to decide which one will fit in with your plans. Will they be available for your wedding date? What kind of services do they offer? Do their services fit into your expected budget?


MEET FACE-TO-FACE

Schedule a meeting to go over the details of what you expect when it comes to the planning of your wedding day. Ask questions and more questions. Jot down your questions and ideas ahead of time. Discuss them with the wedding planner to determine what ideas they have that will bring your vision to life. Look at their portfolio? Most of all, get to know them. You will be working with them from the date of hire until your wedding day. You want to make sure you not only have the same goals, but you have compatible personalities, so that working together instead only productive, but enjoyable.


CONTACT REFERENCES

Contact the wedding planner’s references. Ask questions about the event planners professionalism, did they stay within budget, were they open to suggestions, how well did the reception run, and anything else that will be helpful for your particular wedding.

Once you have decided this wedding planner is THE ONE, contact them immediately to pay your deposit and sign the contract. Take a moment to breathe, as the adventure has only just begun.

Ivory Row Bridal is here to take one less stress off your wedding planning to-do list. We offer a high fashion bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, accessories, and more. Call us at 623-328-9180 to make an appointment for your customized wedding dress fitting.