Picking the perfect wedding planner

12 March 2015
With the help of a professional wedding planner, you can eliminate much of the stress that comes with planning a wedding.
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So you’ve browsed through numerous wedding magazines and bookmarked just about every website with the perfect gown, cake design and venue. You’ve discussed with family and friends, watched Our Perfect Wedding every Sunday and have different brilliant ideas you want to turn into reality.

Well, the simple truth is preparing for your wedding is exciting and, unfortunately, is also the most stressful time for any couple. However, with the help of a professional wedding planner, you can eliminate much of the stress that comes with planning a wedding.

Here are some tips to help you find the right wedding planner who can offer the best service and have your best interests at heart.

1. Find the right planner
When considering a wedding planner, it’s important to know how much you’re willing to spend and what type of service you think you’ll need so you can select the right kind of planner for you. In the long run, you should decide on a wedding planner who can save you both time and money, and certainly lower your stress levels.

2. Have a face-to-face interview
Once you’ve decided on your list of wedding planners, you’ll need to set up some interviews. This gives you the opportunity to compare costs and services. Find out what level of service the planner provides, whether they are able to handle all the details of your wedding, or if they can successfully take your initial ideas and turn them into better concepts.

3. Your wedding vision and budget
While consulting with a wedding planner, make sure that they understand your vision and can still work within your budget. They should be able to make suggestion that can save you money while providing first class service on the wedding day.

4. Make sure your planner has connections
An ideal planner should be able to connect you with a variety of vendors and caterers that will most appropriately provide and deliver the best service at the best price.

5. Go with your gut feeling
A wedding planner can really help to take much of the stress out of planning your wedding. When choosing your wedding planner, find someone you can connect with and someone you can trust. Go with someone you are comfortable with, who you genuinely like and who is committed to bringing your dream wedding to life.

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