Meeting with a wedding coordinator for the first time can be somewhat intimidating. Couples often feel like they don’t necessarily have their wedding style chosen yet, they are unclear about many decisions that will need to be made, and they know budget is going to be addressed which can make some people uncomfortable. The good news is, your coordinator knows you’re worried about these things and is an expert at handling all of it!
To make the most of your first meeting with a wedding coordinator, we asked Elite Circle wedding coordinator Kim McFate of Simply Elegant Events for her tips and advice. Here’s what you should know before meeting with a planner:
-Do you have a date in mind? This helps the planner in knowing availability for the wedding and if you have flexibility in your date (if wanting to work with a particular planner)
-Do you have an idea of the number of guests you’ll be inviting? This helps with preparing the budget, looking for a venue and pricing of services.
-What do you want your wedding to feel like? Can you describe the overall vision? This will help with venue location, overall services and cost as well.
-What is your budget for the wedding including the cost of a planner?
These all help a planner in discussing the services that are offered along with being able to provide pricing. Many times, location, number of guests, and overall design elements can impact the pricing, so it is beneficial to have that information when meeting with a planner.
Thank you Kim for the wise words of advice! Simply Elegant Events is a full service wedding and event planning business serving Tucson and Southern Arizona; visit the Simply Elegant Events website or contact Kim McFate via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 520-444-7402
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