You have probably been dreaming of your wedding day since you were a child and now that you have found the perfect partner to share your life with, you want that fairytale wedding you always fantasized about. But these days a wedding very much depends upon the capabilities of a wedding planner. So, here we are with some tips & tricks that can help you find a perfect wedding planner.

A good wedding planner can help you fulfill that dream wedding plan and that is precisely why you should be very smart and thorough when it comes to a hiring one.

Here are a few tips you should keep in mind to find a perfect wedding planner:

Are You Available?

Wedding Planners are usually heavily booked during the wedding season and while you may wish to book a particular planner, they may not be available at your whim. In fact, the first thing you should do once you have fixed your date and the budget is to start calling up wedding planners and checking their availability.

Ask for Their Portfolio

An incredibly easy way to determine whether or not a wedding planner is going to be a good fit for you is to go through their portfolio. This will give you a fair idea of their experience, creativity and the kind of work they have done before.

How Do They Plan to Customize Your Wedding

Once you have found an impressive portfolio, it’s time to customize!! You need to have an elaborate discussion on the kind of wedding you want. This can be a particularly Herculean task as both you and your planner need to take the opinions of your respective families into consideration as well.

Ask Them Whether They Can Respect Your Budget

A perfect wedding planner always respects his or her client’s budget and you need to have this discussion well in advance. Go for a planner who can execute, improvise and enhance your vision within your means.

Ask Them About Their Social Media Presence

It’s crucial for wedding planners to have a visible social media presence as it provides better access to vendors, new avenues of aspiration, enable you to keep up with the preparation while at work or on the move.

What Do They Specialize In?

Perfect Wedding Planners are popular for a reason, they excel at their work and every wedding planner or agency has their own unique take on weddings. So, while expressing your vision is important, you should also see what the person in front of you has to offer.

The Biggest Disaster They Have Handled

Wedding disasters are an unavoidable fact so be prepared and by that we mean that ascertain your wedding planner’s ability to manage unexpected hits. It’s really simple, just ask them about the worst wedding disaster they have had to manage and in-between the laughs, assess their ability.

Ask Them About Their Vendors

From catering to decorations, you need several vendors to organize a wedding and you need to ask wedding planners about their vendors. This can go two ways, they either have a list of set vendors that are more reliable but less flexible. While, on the other hand, having several vendors means having more flexibility in terms of budget and themes, but also a slightly higher chance of a slip-up. Though, to be fair it entirely depends on how well-organized your wedding planner is.

Ask for References and Testimonials

One of the best ways to determine how good your wedding planner is to ask them for references and testimonials from their previous clients. After all, who can guide you better than someone who has already tested the waters?

Ask them the Extent of the Services They Offer

Another crucial thing you need to ascertain straightaway is the scope of services offered by your wedding planner. You first have to tell them what you want and then ask them about each and every service offered in the package you plan to opt for. For example, some planners charge extra for design and decor, you need to be aware of their policy beforehand.

We here at Shruti Mullick are experienced and very much concerned about the perfect wedding experience in our services.

Go for someone who listens to you and values your input, and at the same time confident enough to guide you through the quagmire of wedding planning.

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Author's Bio: 

Shruti Mullick is a prominent wedding planner in Lucknow, with significant experience as a Indian Wedding Decorator, Theme Wedding Planner and a corporate event planner.