3 Tips For Choosing a Wedding Planner

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Choosing your wedding planner is a big decision. This is the person you are trusting to bring your dream day to life! So before you sign the dotted line, consider these three tips when selecting and booking your wedding planner:

  1. Book Your Wedding Planner Early

When booking your wedding planner, you want to hire them early on in the planning process, preferably as soon as you set your wedding budget. This goes for wedding coordinators too! Some people book their wedding planners up to two years in advance, so if you are looking to work with someone specific, it’s best to get in touch as soon as you can to get your date reserved.

  1. Determine your Budget

Before you start reaching out to wedding pros for booking, you need to consider your budget. Full-service wedding planning averages around 15-20% of a couple’s budget. So, it is very important to sit down with your significant other, parents, or whoever is contributing to your wedding to discuss your funds and how much will be put towards a planner. Factors that can affect a planner’s pricing include their experience, location/destination of the wedding, the level of service you require, and more. 

  1. Vet your Potential Wedding Planners

You will never regret doing too much research when selecting your wedding vendors. While there is no special license required to plan a wedding, there are other ways you can vet your potential planner or coordinator’s experience. Browse through their blogs to read their expert advice, check out reviews online, visit their Instagram or website for a visual portfolio, and ask for referrals from other couples and vendors.

You deserve a wedding planner who is just as excited about your celebration as you are – and our team would love to hear all about your big day! Get in touch with us at 0476393929 or via email at info@darlingdontpanic.com.

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