Guest Author - Sandra Sable
I ask the question many times while planning events, weddings,anniversaries or anything that requires some forethought. Do you need my services? Do you want to do the main planning and just have someone look over your shoulder, or do you want someone to look after every detail. The difference between needing a wedding planner and wanting one. I always say “would you like to enjoy your wedding, then put it in my hands”.
The profession has claimed many titles over the years, everyone in the business calls themselves something different. Here are a few names or titles to look for when researching someones services.
The great positives to hiring a professional is the knowledge base. The vendors, the creative in's and out's that you discover by planning more than one wedding. The different perspective for ideas and the iron fist for sticking to a budget.
Here are a few things to look for in a good wedding consultant, as well as a few questions. The most important question is cost, fees and packages. Most wedding consultants will offer different packages that cover different services. For example a package might contain a certain number of hours of one on one consulting, trips to the bridal shop with the bride, decorating budgets. You get the idea, try to get exactly what you need, with-ought paying for what you don't need or want. Things to look for, does she or he take notes, do they listen? Can they give you references?
I really think that most people would benefit in some small way from professional services, it is just up to you as to how much.
I just wanted to scratch the surface here with-ought going into a ton of detail. If you want some great recommendations for planners/coordinators in your area just let me know and I will give you some names. Until next time this is Sandra Sable signing of for now. Come on over to the forum, or send an email and lets talk weddings.