Sunday, December 14, 2008

Complimentary Consultation ...

You've taken the plunge to hire a planner, you've researched planners and you've decided to meet for a consultation. What should you prepare for your meeting? The consultation is not only a time for you to interview a prospective wedding planner but its also a time for the planner to interview you as a prospective client. You want to be prepared just as much as you want to be yourself and ready and excited to discuss your wedding.

Bring a list of questions you want to ask a planner. They can be as broad or specific as necessary - its not uncommon to want to know how many weddings or events a planner works on per year. Feel free to ask how they got started in wedding planning or event management. You can even ask how they've handled difficult guests or how they've implemented rain contingency plans when inclement weather happens.

During your first consultation with a planner take note of how they answer your questions or how they ask you questions - is this someone you can relate to on a personal level? Are the planners answers logical and in line with the information that you are providing? Does the planner just seem to get it, you, your wedding?

Don't be afraid to ask questions during your consultation - the more information you gather by asking questions, the better perspective you'll get into this planner, and most importantly, how they are going to BE as your wedding planner.

Stay tuned for more .... tomorrow we'll discuss what happens next ....

Happy Planning!


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