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Five questions to ask before you hire a wedding planner!

If you’re newly engaged and looking to hire a wedding planner, congrats, it could be the very best decision you make! As a multi-award-winning UK wedding planner, my clients tend to hire me at the beginning of their wedding planning journey. In a nutshell, the sooner you hire a wedding planner, the more we can ensure your wedding planning journey is stress-free and enjoyable! But, let’s be honest, not all wedding planners are created equal, and finding the right one for you can be a bit of a minefield. So to help you narrow down your options, here are five questions to ask before your hire a wedding planner.

Which wedding planning services do you offer?

There really is no shame in asking this question because the reality is every wedding planner I know offers a different service and inclusions. Therefore, you must clearly understand what services any prospective wedding planner can provide you with and what exclusions, if any, apply. For example, some wedding planners limit the amount of time they spend planning your wedding or restrict the number of calls and meetings you can have through the wedding planning process. I don’t work in this way, my clients have access to me when they need to, and I undertake all of the work required to ensure they have a perfect wedding!

Which wedding planning service will be suitable for me?

As I mentioned, every wedding planner has their approach to planning a wedding, and most offer various services. At One Curious Dream, I offer everything from my comprehensive wedding planning service through to a specialist marquee wedding and tipi wedding planning services. Some planners will offer wedding coordination and wedding styling as stand alone services. Each of these options is tailored to provide different support levels or tackle a particular area that you need help with. So don’t be afraid to share what you feel you need support with because a great wedding planner will be able to create a wedding planning package that’s just right for you.

What wedding planning experience do you have?

This question is so important to ask your potential wedding planner. Although, in the same way, we don’t all offer exactly the service, most of us specialise in a specific style of wedding. For example, as a multi-award-winning wedding event planner, I mostly plan weddings in dry-hire venues or marquee/tipi weddings at home or on private land. Finding a wedding planner with experience with your style and size is essential, particularly if you’re planning a marquee/tipi/dry-hire wedding or even a weekend wedding.

How much do your wedding planning services cost?

I know you’ve been waiting for this question to crop up! You must have an understanding of the cost of a wedding planner before you make your decision to hire them. Whilst budget is obviously a critical factor in choosing which wedding planner to hire, it shouldn’t be the only factor. Finding a wedding planner you trust and like is essential; after all, you’ll be working closely together for the duration of your wedding planning. Be open and honest about your budget because it may be that your wedding planner can tailor a service that works for you. Don’t forget, the best wedding planners also generally save a reasonable portion of the wedding planning fee they charge you through the discounts and perks they secure for you through their wedding supplier network. One of the main perks of working with a wedding planner! If you‘re looking to hire a wedding planner for your UK wedding I’d love to hear from you!  You can reach me at hello@onecuriousdream.com or 0800 772 0765. Based in Norwich and London, I plan wow-factor weddings right across the UK. As an independent Wedding Planner, I’m not tied to recommending specific venues or suppliers, so you’ll always have access to the very best of the best across the industry, allowing us to produce a personal, unique wedding that’s designed just for you. I don’t accept commission or referral fees from wedding venues or suppliers either, so you can always be sure that my recommendations are made with your very best interests at heart.

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