Are wedding bells ringing in your future? If so, you’ll want to begin planning as soon as possible. Rather than trying to juggle dozens of different tasks at once, however, you should consider hiring a professional wedding planner. They’ll take the burden of planning this memorable day off your shoulders, allowing you and your fiance to rest a little soundly at night.
Wedding & Reception Experience
Do your homework to see what type of wedding & reception experience the planner has before hiring him or her. Ideally, they should be certified with the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP), with a minimum of 100 hours of hands-on experience in the profession.
Of course, you’ll want to make sure the wedding planner is available for your big day. Because they are often booked months in advance, you should make finding one a priority.
How much does the wedding planner charge? Some charge by the hour; others charge a flat fee; and some charge a percentage based on the total cost of the wedding. Sit down with your fiance and discuss exactly how much you are willing to spend on their services.
Couples should ask prospective wedding planners whether or not they handle vendor negotiations. From florists and photographers to catering companies and musicians, a good wedding planner will communicate directly with vendors to score you the best deal possible.
Day of Wedding
When the big day finally rolls around, you’ll want a wedding planner who’s able to assist with your needs. Some planners may only provide services during the months and weeks leading up to the wedding and not on the actual day. If something goes wrong, the wedding planner should be the first person to whom you turn for a resolution.
If you need assistance turning your vision of a dream wedding into a reality, contact us today. Whether you’re planning a small and intimate wedding or a larger wedding, Chandler’s Gardens is here to help.