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Personal Connections

Oct 01, 2018

When contemplating hiring the services of an event planner to assist in your wedding plans, a number of considerations come into play. However, the most pertinent of them all is whether you have chemistry and a personal connection with the planner.

Games
Photo by ZA Gallery, courtesy of Elysium Weddings

Bridesmaids
Photo by LaFame Bridal Mansion, courtesy of Sincerité Wedding & Events

Beach wedding
Photo by Arch & Vow Studio, courtesy of Forever Valentine Weddings

With the planning process a months-long one, it is imperative that your appointed planner is able to read you, gauge your emotional state and always be a step ahead. It is perhaps wise therefore to meet with your shortlisted planner a couple of times to get to know them before officially appointing them.

A kiss
Photo by Louis Loo Professional Photography, courtesy of Jovita Lo Weddings

Newlyweds
Photo courtesy of Darshieboo Plans

Other considerations to factor into your decision-making process could include the following :

  • Word-of-mouth recommendations from friends or your other wedding vendors.
  • The scope of services offered, be it a full wedding planning service and/or wedding day coordination.
  • The rates they charge and the budget you have in mind.
     

Confetti of petals
Photo by Quater A, courtesy of My Wedding Planner

The bridal party
Photo by Daniel Liew Photography, courtesy of Like A Puffin

Look out for the following when reviewing their portfolio of work :

  • Size of weddings they have undertaken.
  • Venues that they have done weddings at.
  • Wedding vendors whom they often collaborate with.
  • Unique and creative ideas.
     

A celebration indeed
Photo by Norlman Photography, courtesy of Significant Weddings & Events Consultant

A pose
Photo by Jackie Yong, courtesy of Wishhper

A few tips :

  • Be willing to stretch your budget slightly if you are really keen to the planner and if their rates are higher than what you have budgeted for.
  • Place your trust in your planner once you have hired them.
     

An intimate dinner
Photo by Tee Too Photography, courtesy of Touching Hearts Wedding Concepts

Party!
Photo by Manoj Photography, courtesy of Sugar & Spice Events

 

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