Hiring a wedding coordinator is the second most stressful part to planning a wedding after finding your dream venue. A wedding coordinator, although not a must for everyone, comes with so many perks. By hiring a wedding coordinator, you’ll have someone to take the reigns on wedding planning and take a ton of stress off of your shoulders.
Wedding planning is a lot and can be very tedious and stressful. And so having a trained professional is something that is always a great idea to do if it is within your budget. With that being said, finding the perfect one is easier said than done. You want someone who really knows what they’re doing and has a clear understanding of your vision and will handle it with great care. So, to help you out, here are some of the main questions to ask a wedding coordinator prior to hiring them.
01. What all is included?
First and foremost, ask your coordinator what all is included. It’s really important to ensure you have a clear understanding and expectations before you begin working with them. Ask if they handle rentals, do they help with set up, etc.
02. What’s your process?
Speaking again on expectations, check in with them about what their process is. What order will they do things in? How do they go about doing it all and what level of hands-on and direction will you have?
03. What happens if you’re sick?
This is something almost everyone fears when planning their wedding, especially in these times. Be sure they have a clear backup plan in place, it’s always good to know there is a backup plan (and a good one at that).
04. What’s your experience?
You are probably going to want someone who has the experience to avoid any bumps in the road. If they are just starting out, ask about what prior experience they have for a clear understanding of their skill level.
05. Do you have experience with our venue?
It’s always good for a vendor to have experience with your venue so they know all of the ins and outs of it when it comes to being a part of your big day. This is especially true for coordinators and it’s always a great idea to ask about that.
06. Ask for references
Last but not least, asking for references will give you a better idea of what to expect. Testimonials, reviews, and references will help you to check for any red flags before booking them.
If you liked this post, be sure to check out my other post on “The First 4 Vendors To Book For Your Wedding.”