Weddings are considered as once-in-a-lifetime experiences for both man and woman, and no, getting married twice or thrice will never be as special as the first one. But weddings, grand as they may be, take a lot of work and they require careful and precise planning. This can be stressful for the bride, groom, and even the wedding planner. A good wedding planner can give you everything, but the best wedding planner can give you more than that. They make the wedding planning process a lot easier.
How can you make sure that you’re hiring the best wedding planner in town?
In my years as a planner, I find that these qualities are found in the best wedding planner.
Empathy – Empathic wedding planners are just great and I know a couple of planners who are just that. They make it a point to know their clients and put themselves in their shoes so they will be able to figure out what their client really wants. The stress of planning a wedding can take its toll on a bride or groom, so a wedding planner needs to be able to understand what they’re going through so he or she will be able to alleviate said stress.
Quality – No one can deny that a half-baked wedding is just terrible. Wedding planners that aim to be the best will deliver the best quality of service that their client deserves. Mediocrity is not something that a wedding planner should promise, but rather, excellence is the key to becoming the best and standing out from the rest.
The extra mile – Hand in hand with quality is the ability to go the extra mile. Wedding planners know how things don’t always work out like they’re supposed to. The band cancels or the venue suddenly becomes unavailable. He or she aims to find the next best thing possible for their clients. I recall a certain wedding in Toronto where the reception hall that the bride wanted was not available. The next best thing that the wedding planner did was to book another venue that had the same features as the previous one and even managed to secure a 10% discount on the venue.
Personal connection – A wedding planner aims to become your best friend and strives to give you what you want, and not some businessman or businesswoman just trying to satisfy a client with mediocre quality. A wedding planner that takes the time to get to know the couple is more capable of giving the best wedding possible than the ones who don’t.