FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK A WEDDING PLANNER
Whenever I meet a new couple it's always quite surprising how few questions they have, or specific requests for information on my services. I tend to start by chatting through initial plans and ideas to date, running through how I work with clients and the support I can offer throughout.
Often couples will speak to multiple planners before making a decision, which is absolutely right. You'll be spending a substantial amount of time together before and during the wedding so you need to ensure you have the right fit. But how?
I decided to pull together some key questions on what I think you should be asking (them and yourself!).
1. How experienced are you with the type of wedding I am hoping for?
This is so critical. We have over 10 years of experience across all styles, scale and type of wedding here at Studio Sorores. Our expertise is in marquees and private homes, so large production is a big part of our core work every year. Ask to see a portfolio of real weddings, and dig deeper into the work required in ones you are drawn towards. Beware of those who seem particularly heavy on "styled shoots" and "editorials" which are essentially faux weddings. Why? It's easy to create something beautiful without scale, time pressures, budget restraints or an army of guests arriving! Much less so in reality. Small venue focused events are a completely different project to a large wedding with multiple days/venues or complete build of tents and marquees. Experience is critical.
2. How do your prices compare to other planners, and what value can you offer?
The answers to this will be very revealing. Our services at Studio So