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Interviewing a potential wedding planner can be as intense as if you were trying to find just the right person to fill a prized spot within your company: You need to know this man or woman can get the job done well — and not drive you crazy in the process. Make the meeting that much easier by coming armed with this arsenal of questions.
1. How do you work?
Courtney Wolf, wedding planner and marketing manager of Invision Events, suggests focusing on a potential planner's workflow. "What is their structure, how do they interact with their clients, and what would specific packages mean for your wedding?" she suggests asking.
2. What don't you offer?
The services a potential planner doesn't offer are as important — if not more important — than what they do extend. "Every planner is different," explains Wolf. "Some have strict focus on the overall organization of the event, while some planners focus more on the style and design of the wedding. Some have strengths in all aspects. Be sure you know which type you need and what you are getting."
3. What do you personally handle?
You shouldn't be afraid to ask a potential planner to "walk you through a wedding day through her eyes," says Wolf. "What is it like for her? What tools does she use with her clients to put a wedding together? Who is driving the design conversation?"
Finally, scan social media to get a feel for a planner's potential and personalities. "I recommend following your prospective planners on their various social media outlets — even their personal ones, if you can — to get a solid feel for their personalities," says Wolf." It's always a good indicator of if you would enjoy working with them."