14 Months to Go: Find Your Wedding Planner
Interview wedding planners — it’s time to choose!
If you’ve decided solo wedding planning isn’t for you (we don’t blame you!), you’ve probably already put plenty of thought into who you want your wedding planner to be. This is an important choice since a wedding planner typically costs $3,262, according to The Association of Bridal Consultants.
You’ll be working closely with this person for months on end, so finding someone that gets you and your vision is crucial. But don’t panic. We have a few tips as you set out on your quest to find that perfect planner.
Shop around: Just like it probably took a few dates to find prince charming, you don’t want to go with the first planner you meet (unless it’s love at first sight!). Look up reviews online or consult with friends to get candid recommendations before setting up interviews.
Prep for your first meeting: Bring magazine tears, your Pinterest board and everything you know you want, so you and your planner can dive right in. Ask them how they’d make your vision come to life. And make sure you can see yourself working intimately with this person for months to come — personalities do matter!
Call their references: Don’t take their experience at face value. Check with previous brides on how well the planner answered phone calls, interpreted the bride’s vision, how closely the planner stuck to their budget, etc.
Seal the deal: Take time to make your decision. This is a big chunk of your budget and you want to pick the right planner for you.
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