When interviewing your soon-to-be wedding planner, there are a multitude of questions that you need to ask before booking!
First things, first- is this planner available on your wedding date? It doesn’t make much sense to get far into planning before you realize that this person can’t make it to your event!
The next big question is what is the price tag associated with this decision? Is there a fee based charge for the services or a flat rate? Will there be a mileage charge? What about when it comes to booking vendors, who will pay them? Do you receive a commission or is this a part of our planning rate? Do you as our potential wedding planner have a payment schedule or is there a one time payment? There are so many elements to consider when it comes to finances and wedding planning, the last thing you want is a shocking surprise invoice!
Another big question to ask that can sometimes be misunderstood is what is actually included. There are many different types of wedding planners, with their own variation of their required duties and services. It is crucial for you as the couple to have a complete, crystal clear understanding of what they say they will do, and what your wedding planning expectations are of them. These things need to be discussed, and are usually in your contract, for both parties to alleviate any potential miscommunication.
What type of wedding are you dreaming of? Does this wedding planner have experience in planning weddings like this? Is this a planner who is able to see your vision and execute it accordingly? Have them show you what their specialty is, and definitely check out their past work to see if their portfolio matches up with your ideal wedding day!
One of the BEST questions you could ask your potential wedding planner is how they keep calm in times of catastrophe. Will they run for the hills? Will they handle it without you knowing? Will it be somewhere in between? On your wedding day, there is bound to be some little hiccup when so many moving parts are involved, but majority of the time situations can be handled with little to no stress upon the couple. Ask questions! What was the worst situation that the planner has been in, and how did they resolve it?
Does this planner have a team? If so, how many people will be helping on the day of your event? Let them open up about every detail of how your day will flow.
Another important part of this interview process should be letting them asking you questions! Open up and let the planner get to know each of you personally, and then let them know you as a couple! Potentially, they will by your side for the next year or so, they will be your friend, confidant and with you as you plan one of the most important days of your life!
Contact the Fairy Godmother squad today to start planning your magical event!