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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Planner

I wrote this guest blog piece that was featured on Sask Ever After a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy!

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Catherine Photography

Choosing to hire a wedding planner is a big decision!

Your wedding planner is your point person through the entire planning process and on your wedding day. It’s important to hire someone experienced, professional, organized & who makes you feel at ease. You should be able to trust your planner completely and know that they have your best interests at heart.

Maybe you follow a certain planner on Instagram, you’ve been referred to someone who did a friend or family members wedding or you’ve just started the search for a planner. However you search for a potential planner, I highly recommend setting up a meeting in person, over the phone or Facetime interview before making the decision to hire them. I always tell my prospective clients to go with their gut. Don’t hire someone that you don’t click with! Your initial conversation should be just that, a conversation. It should be enjoyable, like having coffee with a good friend! A planner should listen to your ideas, wishes and needs but also have plenty of questions for you. A good planner will interview you as a prospective client just as much as you are interviewing them.

Make sure you know what questions to ask a prospective planner to ensure you choose someone that is the right fit for you, your partner and your wedding vision. Here are some questions to ask:

Are you available for my wedding date?