Manhattan Wedding Locations advises brides on hiring a Wedding Planner. Planning a wedding or any social or private event can be a lots of fun. However, there are also many challenges, not to mention it is very time consuming. For these reasons more couples are now turning to the assistance of a wedding planner / event planner.
First of all you need to determine how much help you will need. Many event planners in New York offer three categories of service: consultation, day-of coordinator and full wedding planning package. If you have most of your celebration already mapped out but only need help with a few wedding vendors, a consultation might be for you. Great with all the preparations but know you will need assistance coordinating everything on your big day? Go with the ‘day-of’ package. If you are overwhelmed with everything and have too much on your plate already, bring in a planner who will walk you thru everything from start to finish. They will find the perfect wedding venue from thousands of Manhattan wedding locations, hotel or restaurant for your special event.
Do your homework before meeting with potential wedding planners. Does their style match something similar to your vision? To what professional organizations do they belong? Are they certified with any part of their expertise?
You will want to meet with several planners in person to determine your compatibility. A few good questions to ask are “What was your most challenging wedding and how did you handle it?” “How many other weddings will you be working on while helping to plan mine?” “Will we have to use your vendor recommendations?”
Once you narrow down the list, check references. Make sure they are able to work within your budget. Did this planner provide good vendors to previous clients? How did the final outcome compare to the couple’s initial vision and dream?
While you may relinquish some control and incur an additional cost, the benefits of having a wedding planner save you time and the handling of last minute details can well be worth it.1