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Factors to consider when hiring a wedding planner

Planning a wedding is not an easy thing to do. You need to be very good at organizing things to pull this off. It also requires so much time and patience and a lot of effort to make it a success. If you cannot do this on your own, you can always decide to hire a wedding planner. There are a few choices you will have to make for yourself like the theme of the wedding, but then the bulk of the job requires a wedding planner. Here are the factors to consider when hiring a wedding planner.

Their qualifications

A professional wedding planner will provide a registration number for their business. It is better to work with a professional than someone who does planning as a hobby because the professional has their name and so much more to lose should anything go wrong. A professional also has so many contacts with vendors that will come in handy. If this particular planner works alone, then make sure they can be able to pull it off. If he or she works with a team, find out who you will be talking to directly if anything needs to be communicated.

Their experience

Find out if the wedding planner is experienced enough for you to trust them with the responsibility of planning your wedding. Ask them for pictures and even videos so you can see their work. If possible, make sure you have references. It helps if you have people who can tell you about their experience with this wedding planner. Some wedding planners usually plan many weddings simultaneously. You do not want a wedding planner who does this a lot because they may not be able to prioritize on making your wedding a success as they may be too held up on different projects.

Their character

Most people overlook a planners character if the look like professionals. Do not compromise on character. Make sure that this is a person who pays great attention even to the tiniest of details. Ensure that they are trustworthy and that you can communicate with them effectively. Let this be someone who runs things by you and does not overlook your opinion because this will be a big day for you.

Their terms and conditions

It is important that you have a written agreement that shows the services that this planner will provide and the amount that you two have agreed upon as payment for those services.