Wedding Tent at Foster Creek Farm

Photo Credit: Orange Photographie

Now that you have secured your venue, we move on to the other vendors your event will need. This post will be dedicated to the Wedding/Event Planner.  These group of individuals are lifesavers and can handle a lot of what goes into the event.  They can help with designing the day, coordinating with other vendors, invitation send out, etc. They are a talented group and are an amazing resource to have when planning your event—I for one, would recommend a planner as they can ease any stresses and deal with just about any request.

Here are a few questions to ask when meeting with and event planner:

  • Are you available on my wedding date?
  • What sort of services do you offer (day-of coordinator, full-service event design, or a la carte planning)? Do you have a specialty?
  • How many weddings have you planned?
  • Do you handle creating a timeline?
  • How long are you at an event? Do you stay for the duration of the event?
  • Do you handle after event clean-up?
  • How many weddings will you be working on at the same time as mine?
  • Have you planned any other weddings at the venue we have booked?
  • Do you handle vendor services, contracts, and payment processing?
  • Are there specific vendors you like to use? What is your process for selecting and hiring vendors? How are we involved?
  • Do you handle guest list coordination and RSVPs?
  • Do you handle rentals or do you provide in-house rentals that we can use?
  • How many meetings will we have? Do you come with us to all our relevant meetings? What are the steps we will go through?
  • How many people on your staff will be at the wedding?
  • What happens if you’re ill or unable to be there on the day of our wedding?