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  • Tracy Fink

Questions To Ask a Wedding Planner: Before and After Securing Them

Planning a wedding is a beautiful, yet intricate journey that often demands more time, energy, and expertise than anticipated. This is where a wedding planner can be beneficial to have on your team. Your wedding planner will be your guiding light throughout the process, ensuring that your vision becomes a reality, not just streamlining the process, but guiding you through a maze of choices and decisions. 

Similar to any other vendor during the wedding planning process, there isn’t a shortage of wedding planners to choose from. So how do you know which planner is going to be the best for you? Finding a wedding planner who aligns with your personality is as vital as finding the perfect wedding attire or the ideal venue. Weddings are deeply personal celebrations, reflective of your unique style and preferences. A wedding planner who understands your personality not only ensures a smoother planning process but also helps in curating a day that truly feels like 'you’, so it’s key to find someone that you can effortlessly exchange ideas and expectations with.

Remember, your wedding planner is not just a logistical coordinator but a partner in crafting an unforgettable celebration that mirrors your love and personalities. Take the time to find a planner who not only boasts expertise but also shares a genuine connection with you. It will make all the difference in creating the wedding day you've always dreamed of.

To make sure you're on the same page and set for success, there are important questions to ask both before securing your wedding planner's services. We’ve listed our top questions to ask during your consultation. 

Will the design process be collaborative?

Will you help put together a budget for our wedding and keep us on track?

Will you create a timeline as to what I should be doing each month?

How many people from your team will be onsite during our event?

Who will we work with if we secure your services and will they be our point person during the entire planning process?

What is your communication style?

How do you handle a rain plan and who makes the final call?

How do you handle vendor selection?

What assistance do you need from us during the planning process?

How many events will you be working on at the same time as our wedding?

Do you offer evening or weekend appointments?

Remember, you will be spending a lot of both physical and mental time with your wedding planner. Make sure you connect on both levels.

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