10 questions to ask your wedding planner
10 questions to ask your wedding planner. It FINALLY happened. Your partner popped the question, you said “yes” and now you’re ready for the next step in your relationship – the “I do’s”! Your wedding day is an extremely personal event where the whole day revolves around you and your partner and that’s why it would make sense to hire a professional wedding planner to make sure everything goes exactly as planned on your big day.
Finding the perfect wedding planner for your special day doesn’t have to be difficult. To make the process easier, here is a list of 10 important questions to ask a wedding planner before hiring them.
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Every wedding planner will offer a different range of services. Before you hire a wedding planner to help you plan your big day, make sure that you know exactly what you need from your planner, as well as what you’d like them to help you with, and ensure your goals align with the wedding planning services they offer.
Can you work within my budget?
Money can be awkward territory for most, but it is vital that you and your wedding planner are on the same page when it comes to your budget. Your wedding budget should also be discussed and decided on at the start of the wedding planning process to ensure all parties are aligned.
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How will we be involved in the wedding planning?
Every couple wants something different from their wedding planner. Some might want their planner to be completely hands-on and plan all aspects of their wedding, whilst other couples might just want to have their planner help with a few small bits of the wedding planning. How involved you are in the wedding planning process is completely up to you, but remember to discuss your wants and needs with your planner beforehand.
Will we be involved in selecting wedding vendors?
Your wedding planner might have a select set of vendors they work with. If you have a list of vendors you would prefer to work with on your big day, it is important to discuss this up front with your wedding planner before you hire them.
Do you manage the wedding vendors on our behalf?
It is important to know this up front. The answer to this question will help you determine how involved your wedding planner will be when planning your wedding and will also tell you what is included in the wedding planning services and what’s not.
Will you handle the guest list, invitations and RSVPs?
Hiring a full service wedding planner can mean different things to different people. When you are interested in booking a full-service planner for your wedding, make sure to ask them EXACTLY what this wedding planning service entails and how full-service it is.
Do you create a wedding day timeline to ensure everyone is on the same page on the big day?
Your wedding day will involve many parties working together to ensure the day runs smoothly. Not only can your wedding planner take charge of managing all the vendors, but should it be necessary, they can also step in and assist with managing friends and family.
How many weddings have you planned?
By asking your wedding planner this question, you are able to determine their experience and whether they are capable of planning the wedding of your dreams. Remember, your wedding day is a personal, emotional day and it’s very different to a corporate party. You can also ask for examples of their work or their wedding portfolio.
Do you plan destination weddings?
Nowadays, couples are opting for destination weddings instead of traditional weddings. If you are planning a destination wedding, it is important to find a wedding planner with experience in planning destination weddings. This kind of planning takes a lot of coordination, and having an experienced destination wedding planner will take the stress out of wedding planning.
How do payments work for your services?
It is important to know exactly how the payment process works when you’re planning your wedding. How does the payment process work for paying your wedding planner? Does your wedding planner handle the payment of the vendors? Discuss this as early on in the wedding planning process as possible.
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BONUS QUESTION: Do you carry personal liability and professional indemnity insurance?
Sometimes, things can go wrong, so it is important to know if your wedding planner has taken every step possible to ensure you are protected in case something goes wrong. Find out if your wedding planner has insurance and what type of scenarios the insurance will cover.
If you are interested in hiring a London-based wedding planner to assist you in planning your big day, get in touch with our team of experienced wedding planners and let’s chat. Louise Perry Weddings are wedding planners in London, UK. We’d love to hear from you, whether a destination wedding or a beautiful English marquee wedding, or a wedding in the heart of London, we pride ourselves on helping couples have a wedding day to remember.