GLAD YOU’RE TAKING THIS EXCITING STEP! When meeting with a wedding planner, it’s crucial to ask thorough questions to ensure they're the right fit for your big day.

Here’s a comprehensive list of questions to help you gauge their expertise, compatibility, and dedication to making your wedding as magical as you’ve envisioned.

General Questions

  1. How long have you been a wedding planner?
  2. How many weddings have you planned?
  3. Do you have experience with weddings in my desired venue or style?
  4. Can you describe your wedding planning style?
  5. How do you stay organized and keep track of details?
  6. What's your policy on communication? How often will we be in touch?
  7. Do you handle professional services contracts and negotiation?
  8. Have you worked with any of my chosen vendors before?
  9. Can you provide references or testimonials from past clients?
  10. What is the most challenging wedding you have planned and how did you handle it?

Availability and Presence

  1. Are you available on my wedding date?
  2. Will you be at the rehearsal?
  3. Will you be present at the entire wedding day?
  4. How many other weddings will you be handling that month?

Services Offered

  1. What services are included in your package?
  2. Do you offer different package levels or is everything customized?
  3. Can you handle the design and decor, or do you work with vendors for that?
  4. Are day-of coordination services included?
  5. Do you provide assistance with event styling?
  6. Do you assist with the honeymoon planning?
  7. Can you help with budget management?

Costs and Contracts

  1. What is your fee structure?
  2. Do you require a deposit? If so, how much?
  3. What is included in your fee?
  4. Are there additional costs that we should be aware of upfront?
  5. What is your refund or cancellation policy?
  6. How do you charge for travel and accommodation (if applicable)?

Vendor Coordination and Selection

  1. How do you select vendors?
  2. Do you receive any commissions from vendors you recommend?
  3. Will you handle RSVPs and guest management?
  4. Do you help with vendor payments and contract negotiations?
  5. Can you manage vendor setup and teardown?

Logistics and Planning

  1. How do you handle unexpected situations during the wedding?
  2. What’s your backup plan if you're unable to be there on the wedding day?
  3. Do you provide a detailed timeline for the wedding day?
  4. How do you coordinate with the venue staff?
  5. What’s the latest date by which I can make changes to our plans?
  6. How do you ensure that the wedding stays on schedule?

Special Considerations

  1. How do you accommodate special dietary needs?
  2. Do you have experience planning weddings that incorporate specific cultural or religious traditions?