You just got engaged and you are ready to start planning an amazing wedding. But are you up to it? Have you ever planned a wedding before? Do you even know what you are in for? Just as a hint we must tell you that there is a daunting number of decisions before you. And if you are not familiar with all of the wedding lingo as well as what is even possible, you can really get bogged down in a hurry and the process will not be as enjoyable as it should be. Take our word for it. That is why we recommend that you seriously consider hiring a professional wedding planner that will be right next to you step by step. There are various levels of help that you can arrange for from a planner, but if you can afford it, we suggest that you go with a full-service planner that will help you with every little detail along the way. If you do a search on Google for Cincinnati wedding planners, you will find thousands of results will be brought back. Now, the key is to find the one among those that will be perfect for you and for your wedding. We hope to help you there with a few tips that we have provided below.
We want to allay your fears right off the bat. We know that hiring a planner is going to be an added expense, but keep in mind that a really good wedding planner can save you a lot of money due to their knowledge of the industry and the contacts that they bring with them. For any planner that you consider hiring, you want to make sure that you meet with them personally and actually do what we like to call a job interview. When you go to each interview, make sure that you have a few pieces of information that you will want to share with each candidate. Make sure you know what your budget number is for your overall wedding. How many people will be attending your wedding. Your wedding date. And what is your vision for your wedding.
As you sit down with each potential planner, get to know their background a bit. Ask them why they became a wedding planner in the first place. How many weddings have they planned? Talk to them about the most challenging wedding they have ever planned and how they creatively got past those challenges. Are they certified? How did they learn the business of wedding planning? Is this their full-time job or is it just a side gig? We recommend that you try and stick with people that are doing it full-time. Find out if they have ever worked at your venue before.
When discussing other vendors like caterers and bakers, you want to be clear whether you are required to only work with vendors that are on their preferred list. You may have someone else in mind or you might not like the vendors on their list. Find out what level of representation they provide in terms of your other vendors. Part of their service should be to help you in hiring vendors and in reviewing vendor contracts to make sure they all state what they should. Also, they should be your representative in case anything goes wrong with any of your vendors. Keep in mind that if you are hiring a full-service wedding planner, they should be taking care of every little detail for you. Communication is the key between you and your planner so talk about how they like to operate as far as keeping their clients appraised of things in the process. You want to make sure that you are satisfied with every answer given by a candidate and that your personalities mesh. You are going to be interacting quite a bit over the next few months so you want to make sure it will go as smoothly as possible.