Hiring an Austin wedding planner can be a smart investment for couples who want a stress-free wedding planning experience. However, before choosing a wedding planner, there are several things you should consider.
First, determine your budget and expectations.
Wedding planners offer a range of services, from full planning to day-of coordination, so it’s important to know what you want and what you can afford. Be sure to check out my post about what you expect to pay for an Austin wedding in 2023.
Next, research potential Austin wedding planners.
Look for planners with experience and positive reviews, and don’t be afraid to ask for references. It’s also important to make sure you have a good rapport with the planner you choose, as you’ll be working closely together.
Analyze who most aligns with your design style.
Similar to interior designers, many wedding planners have their own *signature look*. I personally love to play with patterns and bring an eclectic feel to the design space. Do you prefer a classic, modern, or colorful look? Do you enjoy experimental design or want to stick to the tried-and-true wedding mock-ups?
Schedule a consultation call.
I love viewing these call as a first date. This is an opportunity to determine if you and a planner will be a good fit together — design-wise and emotionally. Typically, once you book your Austin wedding planner you can be spending up to 18 months with them. It’s important to vet someone you know will have your back and will be a joy to work with.
Lastly, consider the transformation they’re offering you.
When it comes to wedding planning, it’s about the journey AND the destination. Is the planner you spoke with offering to save you time, energy, and a logistics headache? Do they understand your vision, must-haves, and have a process that outlines how they’ll get you there? Is this someone you feel you can trust to handle the details and not micro-manage?
If the answer is yes, you’ve found your Austin wedding planner.
By considering these factors and choosing the right wedding planner, you can enjoy a stress-free, unforgettable wedding experience. If you’re still not convinced that you *need* a wedding planner, check out my 5 reasons why here.