Your wedding is perhaps the most important and special day of your life. Apart from a thousand things to do, you also have the massive task of all of them right. It has to be absolutely perfect as this day is never going to come back. It is the beginning of the rest of your life.
While it is superhuman to pull off all elements off a wedding in a perfect manner, a wedding planner is trained to do just the same. From coming up with an innovative invite to making sure all your guests receive it. From seating arrangements to the decoration of your wedding venue. From catering to display, you name it and your wedding planner has got it all covered. It is always to book a professional wedding planner from a trusted source like Vconnect than to do everything on your own. VConnect offers some of the best wedding planners in Nigeria in one place. Why would you want to deal with 50 different vendors when you can just have one person to deal with everyone? If you want to enjoy your own wedding, wedding planners are always a great idea.
Here are 7 things you should know about your wedding planner before hiring one:
1. What do you want
First and foremost, know what you want. You need to exactly know what is it that you are looking for and what kind of budgets do you have. For instance, do you want an intimate wedding with close family and friends or a destination wedding? We suggest you do your own research on different types of wedding themes and popular themes that are trending. Having done your background research on weddings paints a confident picture in front of a wedding planner. If you have some ideas of your own, sharing them also helps to refine them and make them unique and creative.
2. Do your personalities gel
It is extremely important that you and your wedding planner meet. Once you get matched to a wedding planner on the VConnect website, set up a face to face meeting with them. Putting a face on the person you have to do business with always helps. You would be spending a significant time with the wedding planner to take care of small and larger details of the most important day of your life. It is certainly a good idea to meet before you decide to begin.
3. Are there references checked out
Vconnect offers all its customers a chance to check the profile of ALL business professionals online. Here you can check their experience and expertise in the said field. Additionally, you can go through their references or testimonials which other customers have shared. All the references are checked out by VConnect team and the professional is also personally verified through a stringent process. This ensures that only genuine hardworking professionals are connected to you.
Most of the popular and in demand wedding planners get booked months before any wedding. We suggest you finalize your dates and get in touch with a planner as soon as you have the dates with you. You need to make sure that the wedding planner is available on the dates of your wedding and available at your beck and call on days leading up to your wedding. Going into panic mode before your wedding is not going to help at all.
5. What vendors do they work with
Most of the wedding planners have their trusted team of experts who they rely on. This has nothing to do with just their competency and includes a number of factors. Check the vendors they work- cake maker, decorator, venues etc. If you agree with the ethos and creativity of their vendors, go for the planner. Otherwise, if you have specific people already in mind it is good to share it with your wedding planner.
6. How open are they to your ideas
Even though all wedding planners on VConnect come on board with significant experience and laudable work ethics, it is always a good idea to check how open are they to your ideas. Nobody knows your wedding day and your preferences more than you do. If your wedding planner is shutting down your ideas about the wedding, perhaps it is not a good idea to go with them. It is not about which ideas are better but more about what you and your partner want their special day to be.
7. What additional services are they willing to offer
Wedding planners on VConnect will go to lengths to make your special day even more special. Most wedding planners offer complimentary services that can add the charm to your wedding. Check with your planner if they offer the same and what exactly are they. Sometimes talking to them about it may make you realize that you need the additional service.
We really hope these tips help you get a professional wedding planner who makes your wedding day a beautiful affair. Here’s wishing you a lifetime of happiness that starts with hiring the perfect wedding planner!