First, decide what you'd like your planner to do for you. Here's a list of what they typically cover:
- Event Design
- Day-Of Coordination (coordinate all vendors around 4 weeks before and through the wedding day)
- Vendor Recommendations
- Contract Negotiation
- Emotional Support
If you're a DIY (do-it-yourself) type of person, then you may want a planner who can be a bit more hands off in your planning and simply make recommendations while still relieving you of duty on the wedding day.
On the flip side there are those that can completely take over the planning, only asking you to make decisions (this is still your wedding after all) and providing you with lists of things only you can take care of.
Aside from what a planner can do for you, their personality should also be kept in mind. This also applies to the rest of your vendors, though it's especially applicable to your planner since they will be with you every step of the way in the year or so it takes to plan.
A great way to get a feel for their personality is to check out their blog and social media pages and read a few of their posts. The next step is to meet them in person. Ask questions and engage them in conversation. Make sure your partner likes them too!
If you've been enjoying my posts and are in the market for a Sacramento Wedding Planner, send me an e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call/text, 916-692-9153.
See you next week!
Lady Autie aka Autra