Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Planner
By Liyah Mai Leoni
Getting engayged is such a beautiful feeling; your skin tingles, your heart butterfly’s flutter and you feel like your floating way above the clouds and then suddenly it hit you- you’ve got a wedding to plan!?
So many questions bouncing around your head with ‘what shall we do?’ , ‘where?’ and ‘how?’ on your big day, for the perfect celebration of your love but the better questions is ‘who should do it?’.
But not to worry, True Love Navy Co. is here to help you hire the perfect wedding planner. Meeting the perfect wedding planner will help bring the vision of your wedding to life!
Types of planners
Day of Wedding Planner
A Day of wedding planner are there to assist you on the day to ensure your wedding day runs smooth. Coordinating the final walk-through, finalize your day-of timeline, organize your floor plans and guest count, work with your vendor team, along with the rehearsal.
Partial Wedding Planner
Once you have chosen/booked your 4 major vendors (venue, caterer, alcohol, décor, etc) They are there to make sure your vision is executed, you’re on task all the up until your big day. You do the contacting, negotiating and managing, but your planner is there to provide design support and on-site execution.
Full-Service Wedding Planner
A full-service planner helps you plan everything from start to finish for the wedding day. For the couple who want to send over their vision, turn up on their day and step into the magic of their big day.
Very similar to a full time planner, but their expertise are in planning location weddings.
They know how to find the perfect location, venue and vendors; support your guests with travel and accommodations; design trip itineraries; and navigate cultural differences, laws and regulations,".
Before Choosing A Planner
Ask the planner
How many other weddings are they planning on or around your day?
Are they a full-time wedding planner or is this a side gig?
Do they have any references and photos of past weddings?
How many people are on their team?
Have they done a same sex wedding before?
Do your personalities match or clash?
Are your visions aligned?
Have you checked their reviews?
Have you set your budget?
We hope all of these tips are helpful for you and you love.
If you are a same sex wedding planner or do you have experience in same sex wedding?
Drop us an email or message we’d love to share your details with our community.
Liyah Mai Leoni & True Love Navy Co
Images from Pinterest & The Bailey Events