When it comes to finding your perfect luxury wedding planner, there are a few questions you should consider asking early on in your search. Of course it’s important to find something that aligns with your vision and style, but it’s also important to ask a few practical questions too, to ensure you’re a good fit and that your planner will be able to achieve what it is that you envisage.
Here are 7 questions to ask your luxury wedding planner, to ensure you’re a good fit and everything goes smoothly from day one…
1. Are you available on my wedding date?
Do you already have a date in mind for your big day? Luxury wedding planners are often in high demand, so make sure that your planner will actually be able to support you on the day you hope to get married on.
2. What sort of budgets do you usually work to?
Luxury wedding planners are used to working within various budgets. Usually, they have a high spend per guest, but it’s important to find someone that is experienced in creating a luxury celebration. Find out early on whether your planner is used to working with budgets of your size.
3. What’s included in the service that you offer?
If you’re looking for someone to take absolutely everything off your hands, full planning is the service for you. Some planners offer different levels of service depending on what you’re willing to spend on their service. Something Blue only offer Full Planning to ensure you receive the very best experience throughout the entire planning process. Ensure your planner is happy working to your requirements early on.
4. Do you have a portfolio?
It’s always nice to see some examples of the weddings that your planner has arranged before, to get a better understanding of what they can achieve. You can see a selection of our weddings on our portfolio page.
5. Do you handle contracts and payments?
If you want to avoid getting involved with the little things such as budget management, proofreading contracts and reminding you when payments are due, find out if this is something that your wedding planner is happy to take care of for you.
6. How does your fee work?
Make sure you’re clear on what’s included in the fee you are paying early on. This will help set
so that you know what you can go to your planner about, and what you might need to take care of yourself. Once you have agreed on a service and pricing structure with your planner, ensure you have all the details confirmed in a signed contract between you and the planner.
7. What’s your process?
Wedding planners all work differently. Don’t be afraid to ask how your potential wedding planner works, and whether they are happy to work alongside you (usually preferable) or if they prefer to take care of everything themselves. It’s always nice to get an idea of how things will be done so that you can be completely confident in your decision.