How to choose a wedding planner

How to choose a wedding planner Credit: www.adamrileyphotography.comLocal wedding planner, Annabel Candler gives us her top tips on finding the right planner for you.

"Think of a planner as a sidekick or personal assistant. For all the decisions you’re going to have to make, wouldn’t it be great to have someone to call who knows the best ways to spend your money, time and effort? On the day, they’re the top agent for getting between you and the suppliers. They answer all the questions from any angle and ensure you don’t have to deal with any mishaps or issues. They know your plans, expectations and most important elements. This means they’re your eyes and ears while you relax and take it all in.

"Your planner or coordinator should be like a friend. It’s all about trust and if you can have a laugh too, what a bonus. I know with my clients, we can tell from the first phone call if I’m the planner for them. Do you have matching priorities? Does your ethos match theirs? Make sure you look into their experience. Have they handled your style or type of venue before? Does their fee reflect the level of support required and amount of trust being bestowed on them?

"When it comes to your budget, think about what you must have and don’t need. Start with what means the most to you. These elements should be set in stone. For all the other choices, look at whether these make a difference to the atmosphere or memories created. Do not just get something because that’s what other people do. Your wedding is not every other wedding, it’s personal and should reflect you as a couple.

"Its been a weird and testing time. Weddings have been changed, moved and cancelled. If you need to change your plans, be open and honest with your supplier. Ask questions but come from a good place, each side of the booking needs support and doesn’t want to be negative."

To find out more about Annabel, visit www.weddingsbyannabel.co.uk

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