Charleston is a huge destination wedding city with tons of planners to choose from! There are so many different planning firms that focus on different styles of weddings- not every planner is going to be the perfect fit for your needs, so we've helped compile a list of questions to ask a potential planner and tips to make sure you get the best planner for you.
“Are you a full-time or part-time planner?”
Knowing that your planner is full time makes certain they are focused on you and can provide prompt responses.
“How many weddings do you do a day/weekend? s
Asking this questions allows you to find out how much attention you will be given on your day. One wedding per day ensures that you get the upmost respect and service you deserve.
“Do you have insurance?”
Make sure your planner has liability insurance. A professional planner will have insurance to protect against any unforeseen mishaps.
“How many people from your team will be on site for my wedding day?”
One of the perks of hiring a wedding planner is that they will be on site the day of your wedding to coordinate all of the details. One person cannot handle it all, make sure there are two or more people there assisting on your wedding day.
“Do you have a business license?”
Make sure your planner has a legitimate business license to give you peace of mind and know that they are running a real business.
“What is your level of experience?”
Before entrusting a planner with your big day, make sure they have experience in the industry. Find out how long they have been in the business and look at previous weddings to see if they match your style.
Tips to Ensure You Hire The Best Planner for You!
Day-Of Coordination Doesn’t Exist: If you want the timing and details of your big day to run smoothly then details must be coordinated prior to the wedding day. Your planner needs get familiar with your wedding plans, timeline, and last minute details.
One Company Can’t Really “Do It All”: A wedding planners job is to coordinate all of the vendors and details. Your other vendors should be focusing on the details related to their own service that you hired them for and let your planner handle the rest.
You Get What You Pay For: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Read Your Contract Carefully: You want to make sure you know exactly what services you are being provided and that everything is covered.
You Need to Feel Comfortable With Your Planner: Our motto is Planning with Personality for a reason. Personality counts just as much as experience and reputation. You need to find a planner that you can get along and trust to create your vision. If the relationship doesn’t feel like a good fit, find another one that does.