Finding a wedding planner that fits your style doesn’t have to be a challenging endeavor. Of course, you want one who’s experienced and professional. However, your relationship will go even further when personalities click right from the beginning. When that happens, your wedding planning will be that much more successful!
Here are a few key considerations when searching for the perfect fit.
A Perfect Blend of Experience and Compatibility
Once you decide it’s time for help with planning, it’s time to identify potential candidates. One great way to find the best wedding planner is to turn to your resources. Ask for referrals from friends and family who have recently tied the know. You can also ask for recommendations from florists, local vendors, and churches.
Identifying who you like is the first step. You also need to confirm that the planner fits within your budget and is available on your date. Next, it’s time to see how well you both get along. Is it difficult to reach them? Does the wedding planner return your calls immediately? Do they sound excited to meet with you? Answering these questions will help you determine if you can work together for an extended period.
An Online Personality that Resonates
Look at your list of wedding planners and use it as a starting point for your online research. Start by stopping by their social media pages. What are they posting? If they’re not posting content that resonates, then it’s time to move on to another candidate. Do you like the personality they’re portraying? Does their sense of humor match yours? You’ll be working together for a while, so these things must click.
Now it’s time to check out their website. What does the “About” page outline about the planner’s background? Look for a portfolio page to see if their previous events align with your style. Does looking at their website stir up any excitement? If not, then start researching the next candidate on your list.
Listen to the People
While reviews are subjective, you can find out a lot about wedding planners by reading reviews on websites like The Knot and Wedding Wire. These sites are resources you can trust, especially regarding wedding planner reviews. You can also simply ask a planner for reviews. I gladly share reviews from previous couples. I have them all compiled across all platforms so you don’t have to go searching for them.
What are their previous clients saying about them? Do you see a lot of positive feedback, or is there a mix of other reviews causing you concern? If you find negative reviews or comments on other sites, how does the wedding planner handle them? Do they act professionally and with dignity? How they respond to those comments is a good indication of how they’ll communicate with you.
As you can see, there are several steps you must take to find a wedding planner that fits your style. With careful research and the right approach, you’ll find one that matches your personality and understands your wedding vision!