If you’re planning your wedding abroad, paying attention to all the details for the event can be exhausting without any help.
No matter the destination, you must choose a venue, pick accommodations for you and your guests, take care of the music, etc.
Organizing an entire wedding in another country can be overwhelming. This is where a destination wedding planner comes into play.
Letting a professional do the job for you can save a lot of time, money, and headaches. So all you need to do is focus on your big day.
Keep reading to discover how to choose the best wedding planner for you and what questions to ask them.
Tips on Finding the Right Destination Wedding Planner for You
Look for a Planner Specializing in Weddings on Your Chosen Destination
The first thing to consider when hiring a wedding planner is to look for one experienced in the destination you picked.
This can be a home-based planner who’s familiar with the location, but you can also find one based at the location.
The latter option is slightly easier because the planner knows the place. This way, it’ll be easier for them to discuss everything with the vendors and let you know first hand.
Talk About Expenses and Budget
Wedding planners are expensive, especially abroad. But it’s totally worth it for organizing the wedding of your dreams.
However, when hiring a destination wedding planner, it may mean throwing some money down the drain. How? By not asking the right questions.
First, make sure the planner understands your budget and can work with it. Then, ask them whether you’ll have any additional fees and expenses you should be aware of.
Another crucial thing is knowing whether the vendors will be paid by you directly or through the planner.
Make Sure You Understand the Planner’s Scope of Work
Wedding planning is not a simple task, so you have to be clear about the planner’s scope of work and your expectations.
Ask them whether they work alone or with a team, how they handle vendor issues, will they come dress and jewelry shopping with you, will they be present at the wedding and how much their stay will cost you etc.
It’s important to know if you’ll need to handle some things on your own or you can rely on them completely.
Consider the Planner’s Personality
When interviewing a potential destination wedding planner, pay attention to their personality.
If they’re easy to communicate, look happy to explain things and you get along easily, move forward.
You want a planner who’ll understand your needs and vision for your wedding and make sure everything goes perfectly.
Many times, planning a destination wedding is a lot easier than at home. And with the right wedding planner, your wedding day will be a breeze.
Although finding the right person for the job can be a little challenging, we hope our tips will help you narrow down the choice.
So tell us – would you like to have (or already had) a destination wedding? How did you find your wedding planner?
Let us know in the comments below!