Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner

Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner

If you’re thinking of hiring a wedding planner to help you plan your wedding, make sure you get the answers to these must-ask questions:

  • How do you charge? His or her fees will be either a percentage of the overall budget, an hourly rate or a flat sum.
  • Have you planned any events at my location(s)? It is helpful if they are familiar with the venue(s), but not at all mandatory.
  • Have you worked with a budget similar to mine before? Again, not mandatory, but possibly helpful if they have.
  • Do you have any other weddings or events you’re working the week of my wedding? A yes to this isn’t a deal-breaker, but make sure you feel you’ll get enough attention for your big day.
  • Do you have any professional certifications? Some of the larger associations: the Association of Bridal Consultants; Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants; June Wedding, Inc. There are also many local associations.
  • Do you have references from recent brides whom I can call? Call them!
  • Can I see photographs of your past work? Make sure you see samples of the elements that are important to you, be it food, flowers or decor, and that you look at a complete event.