Ultimate Guide: Questions To Ask When Hiring Wedding Planner

Ultimate Guide: Questions To Ask When Hiring Wedding Planner

Planning a wedding is a massive undertaking, and while you can definitely plan your own wedding many people choose to get some help from a professional wedding planner.

A proper wedding planner will reduce a lot of the stress that comes with organizing your big day. They’ll help you handle all the minor details of your ceremony and reception, and take care of the menial tasks you either don’t have time for or just don’t want to deal with. But what should you look for when picking a planner? And how do you find the best wedding planner? The event experts at Grand Banquet Hall are here to help with a useful look at some questions you definitely need to ask when hiring a wedding planner.

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How Much Does Wedding Planning Cost?

Your biggest concern when it comes to wedding planning is probably its cost, and there’s no reason to hold off on asking how much you’ll have to spend on your planner’s services. There’s no standard cost for wedding planning, and a professional planner can be a huge part of your total wedding budget. Remember, you’ll still need to rent a wedding venue, pay for catering, and budget for other costs, and there’s no reason to waste your time dealing with a wedding planner you can’t afford.

What Made You Want To Become A Wedding Planner?

It’s a good idea to get to know your wedding planner before entering a formal agreement. A good way to start is to see why your prospective wedding planner got into the business to start with. A great wedding planner is selfless, dedicated, organized, and ultimately loves to make people’s dreams a reality. If it seems like your planner got into the business for the money alone, then you should find another option.

What Wedding Planning Services Do You Provide?

Not all wedding planners are created equal. Different planners offer different services, and you need to know what you’ll get for your money. Some wedding planners take a more hands-off approach, helping you with the big picture planning elements and connecting you with their contacts for other wedding services. Other planners will handle every last detail of your wedding, even helping you with things like wedding dress shopping and organizing your rehearsal dinner. Be sure to agree on a comprehensive set of wedding planning services as you finalize your agreement.

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Have You Worked With My Wedding Venue?

Good wedding planners have worked with event venues all across your area, and if possible it’s always good to hire a planner who’s worked with your wedding venue. A planner who’s worked with your venue will already have great relationships with venue management, helping the entire planning process run as smoothly as possible.

Can I Review Your References?

Before hiring a wedding planner, you’ll definitely need to check their references. A professional wedding planner can probably impress you with their promises of great service or strong list of vendor contacts, but you won’t know if they can deliver on those promises without talking to their previous clients. A wedding planner with great references is one you’ll definitely want to work with. And a planner with bad references should be avoided at all cost.

Finding the perfect wedding planner is a difficult task, but a thoughtful approach will help you find a great professional that will make  your wedding a huge success. Of course, you’ll also need a venue, and if you’re looking for a wedding venue in Los Angeles you should definitely consider Grand Banquet Hall. Our event venue offers beautiful, budget-friendly accommodations guaranteed to impress your guests. For more on booking and availability, contact Grand Banquet Hall today.