So, he popped the big question (accompanied by a beautiful ring of course), and the minute he did, you knew this was it. This was the moment you were preparing for, but now the real preparation begins. Now the work begins. You need to begin planning your big day. Do you go it alone, or look for help?
You just may find that hiring a professional Lafayette wedding planner is the way to go. Well, we have news for you, finding a wedding planner isn’t always as easy as it sounds. In fact, finding a wedding planner website that gives you the information you need might be a bit of a challenge.
On the contrary, if you’re looking for a Lafayette wedding planner, you have found the right place to get started. Snappening not only provides online wedding planner listings, it provides detailed information, like price range, areas of expertise and years of experience. The best part is, with Snappening’s filtered search feature, you won’t need to sift through wedding planner companies that don’t fit your needs. And when you find the ones that do, check their reviews, look at their event photos then contact them directly. It’s really that easy with Snappening. Of course, you may want do a little more homework before you begin your search, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
1. Make sure that you have a budget in mind. A good wedding planner will immediately be able to tell you what you can expect, and what seems a little out of reach. Without an idea of budget, even the best wedding planners will have difficulty getting started. Some wedding planners may also be interested not only your overall event budget, but also your planner budget. If you’re not yet sure about what you should budget for a planner, simply tell the professionals you are considering so they can help guide you.
2. Offer the wedding planner ideas that are your own. You never know, this may be just enough inspiration to make your day really special. A good wedding planner is a good listener. Always remember, this is your special day.
3. Ensure that the wedding planner is an organized and efficient professional. After all, you have hired a planner to keep track of necessary deadlines and appointments. They will serve you best if they can act as a second set of hands, ears, eyes and ideas for the rest of your professional team of vendors.
4. From the beginning, understand how you will be paying for the service. Planners traditionally charge either a flat fee (based on an hourly service rate) or a percentage of the cost of the event (typically for larger events). It’s possible to find a free wedding planner, but typically rare. More often than not in these situations the planner is paid by the vendors who have been hired for the event. If budget is a concern, remember that a well-established wedding planner should be able to help you negotiate enough savings surrounding other aspects of the event that their services are essentially at no additional cost to you, or still keep you within your overall event budget.
Remember, the most important piece of advice we can give you is to do your research. There are several wedding planner trade associations including the International Special Events Society (ISES) and the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), to name a couple. These are great places to start and you’ll find them on Snappening. Remember to always insist on getting references before you make the final decision. Finally, make sure that you’re comfortable with the price and the form of payment.
So, what are you waiting for? The date is fast approaching, and it’s easy to get started on Snappening, Event Planning, in a Snap!