You will probably think of hiring a wedding planner to help you to plan for your wedding. In fact a wedding planner does not only help you to make you wedding smoother, but also help you to save money in some cases. However, your wedding planning can be ruined if you do not select the right planner. This article will discuss some issues when you are selecting your wedding planner.

First of all you should hire an independent wedding planner. Wedding vendors such as caterer and florist all claim that they will offer wedding planning services. However, at the end of the day they are not really wedding planners. They are just companies which provide services for one of your wedding items. For example if you hire a caterer which also provides wedding planning services, the caterer will certainly push you to choose their catering services. To this extent the advices from this caterer will not be objective. On the contrary, an independent wedding planner will give you more objective advices since she will not get any reward when you choose a particular wedding vendor.

Your wedding planner will advise you a list of wedding vendors that will match your style and vision of your wedding. She will discuss with you the pros and cons of choosing a particular wedding vendor. Of course you will still be the one who makes the final decision. After you select a vendor, your planner should try to oversee the services provided by the vendor. She will keep in touch with you and the vendor to see if the services are properly delivered. In the case that there is any argument between you and the vendor, you planner will also act as the negotiator to help you to solve the problem.

One of the most essential points you need to ask a wedding planner when you approach her the first time is whether she will accept referral commissions from wedding vendors. You should never choose her if she will accept such commissions. As discussed above, your wedding planner should not get any reward when you choose a particular vendor. Only by this the planner can, and will give you honest and objective advices when you are choosing a vendor. It can be certain that the advices will be biased if the planner accepts referral commissions. You can imagine that she will “urge” you to choose a vendor in order to get the commissions. As a result, hiring a wedding planner who accepts referral commissions should be big No No No.

Planning for a wedding is not an easy task. You will need to make a lot of decisions and stand the pressure from different parties. Your wedding planner should somehow help you to release part of the pressure during your wedding planning. She will also help you to make your big day smoother. She will advise you the best time is to do something. She will help you to fix the run down on your big day so that there will be less uncertainty. If any accident happens (a vehicle breaks down, for example), she will also help you to make sure that it will not affect your planning. By doing this you can really take your time and enjoy your wedding with your guests.

Author's Bio: 

Jerry Leung is a wedding invitation designer with great interest in Chinese Style Wedding cards. He designs unique Personalized Wedding Invitations. Besides, he runs a blog on weddings to share his ideas on items such as Vintage Wedding Gown and Dress. You can also find Indian Wedding Cards from his website.