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5 Things to Look For When Hiring a Wedding Planner

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November 11, 2013

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The services of a professional wedding planner can mean the difference between an overwhelming experience and a dream come true. With so many beautiful places to get married in Blue Ridge, Georgia and the surrounding areas, we’ve worked with brides from all over the country.

Despite a wide variety of family traditions and personal styles, there are certain qualities all of our clients seek in their North Georgia wedding planner. No matter where you might be getting married, these qualities should be essential to you as well.

Communication

It should be easy for you to talk with your wedding planner. Look for someone who will ask a lot of questions and do a lot of listening, especially during an initial interview. A seasoned professional wedding planner will grasp the essentials of your vision quickly, and make supportive suggestions.

Further on in the process, your wedding planner will act as your stand-in with vendors, entertainers, and even members of the bridal party. You’ll be depending on your planner to make these interactions pleasant and efficient — in other words, to communicate your plans effectively.

Accessibility

A good wedding planner will treat you as their only client, no matter how busy they might be. Planners who present themselves as hurried or overwhelmed, or who take a long time to get back to you, probably won’t have the skills and the accessibility that you and your fiance deserve.

Expect your wedding planner to be easy to reach and readily accessible via text, phone or email. Whether you’re looking at weddings in your local chapel or outdoor weddings in the North Georgia mountains, your planner must be available to take or return calls and respond to emails in a timely way.

Strong Business Relationships

To ensure you the best possible services at the most attractive prices, your wedding planner should have a solid network of vendor connections. If you are considering a full-service wedding planner, look for someone who can handle every aspect of the wedding, from flowers, cake, and decor to catering, entertainment, and venues.

On the other hand, you may only want a planner to coordinate things on the day of your wedding. Day-of-event services will still require your planner to have strong, friendly relationships with everyone who contributes to your special day.

Great Management Skills

Your wedding planner will be managing your budget, as well as all aspects of the wedding itself. Needless to say, you want a planner who manages your money as though it was his or her own, and who can organize like a champion. Solid management skills will keep your wedding plans affordable, and your wedding day seamless.

Grace Under Pressure

The days leading up to a wedding can be full of pressure, and even the most perfectly planned events can have little glitches. Your wedding planner should be prepared to shoulder the pressure for you as much as possible, before and during your wedding.

It’s impossible to quantify the value of being able to enjoy your own wedding — but that’s exactly the priceless gift your wedding planner should be able to give you. If you’re considering a North Georgia wedding venue, we’d love to hear from you. Of course, no matter where your wedding takes place, we wish you a perfectly unforgettable day and many years of happiness together!


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