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What You Need To Know About Hiring A Wedding Planner
Not everyone can afford the expense of hiring a wedding planner, but for those that can you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having a professional take care of the billion little details that are involved in planning your special day. A wedding planner’s career depends on referrals which means that they do everything within their power to make sure that your wedding goes off without a hitch because anything less could tarnish their reputation and put a big damper on business down the road. While this is a lot of pressure on the poor planner, it is a Godsend for you because you know that they’ll be on it! Hiring a wedding planner is worth every penny you spend because they will cover every detail, including the ones that you’ve already forgotten.
Before you rush out and hire the first one you find, you should take a moment to think about how you envision the wedding of your dreams. Pull out all of those pages that you’d been ripping out of bridal magazines since you were a little girl and go into this knowing exactly what you want. Then, ask around to see what wedding planners others have had a good experience with and do some research online. Once you’ve got a few that look promising, then call each one to set up a consultation. The reason for this is that you want to choose someone who shares or at least totally gets your vision. Choosing someone that you connect with and can relate to will make the entire process a lot easier and a little less stressful because you will be able to express yourself more comfortably and be confident in that they understand where you’re coming from and exactly what your expectations are. This is your big day after all, so be sure to put a little time and thought into who you choose to plan the most important day of your life.
When you’ve finally chosen the wedding planner that feels right, you need to be prepared to make your likes and dislikes known. This is not the time to be meek and afraid to speak up if you feel that something is off. On the other hand though, do try to keep an open mind and listen to the planner’s ideas since he or she is a professional and may have some brilliant ideas that you’d never come up with yourself. And also, while you don’t want to be forced into having a wedding that reflects someone else’s tastes, you don’t wanna be a bridezilla either. No one likes a bitch. You need to remember that they—even though paid to do so—are taking the brunt of the stress and are after all human, so be understanding and respectful without being a pushover. Treating your wedding planner as you’d expect to be treated yourself can only work in your favor, so resist the urge to be an unrealistic and overly demanding brat and you’re experience will go a whole lot better.