According to Shenanigan's Weddings and Events, a wedding planner exists to "help you pull all the pieces together and create your vision of your wedding day," and allows you to "enjoy a stress-free engagement." (Brilliant, right?) Hiring a wedding planner may the way to go if you would rather expend your more positive energies pouring into wedding day details, than to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress and its consequences. However, including a planner into the mix of involvement can be daunting if you feel less-than confident about the relationship you are forming with the person responsible for your dream come true.
How is one to choose the right person for the job?
Choosing the right planner means, first, establishing your priorities and values upon your wedding event. How much are you willing to spend on the extra help? Does this person, or team, share your values, as well; or will your personalities work well together? Once you have narrowed your search, don't be afraid to get personal! Ask your potential planner in-depth questions about their successes and adventures in the wedding industry. Examine their repertoire of previous work experience. What he or she brings to the table should be something that excites and inspires you. Know what business relationships they will bring into the wedding planning, with vendor references and venue expertise.
Last but not least, will your planner sufficiently meet the expectations you have for a "smooth" and stress-free engagement? The perfect fit of a flexible planning services package can seal the deal for you and your fiance as you two decide to adopt a new member into your planning brain trust. In the end, your to-do's can simply be to show up looking gorgeous, and to let your planner take care of the details.
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