This Is How You Find A Wedding Planner That Fits You

Should I Even Hire a Wedding Planner in Portugal?

When it comes to the planning process, the spectrum stretches from “I have no idea what I'm doing” to “I think wedding planning might be my calling, should I quit my day job?” Accordingly, for those who don't know where to start, hiring a wedding planner to help them along the way can feel like a no-brainer. But for those who feel like they've got this from the get-go or think that extra help isn't financially feasible, is spending thousands on a planner really worth the investment? If you choose your planner wisely, you could actually end up saving money. To help you decide I've created a list of 6 reasons to hire a wedding planner in Portugal below.

6 reasons to hire a wedding planner

About forty years ago I was an instructor in the military academy at Woolwich. I was present in one of the sections when young Scoresby underwent his preliminary examination. I was touched to the quick with pity; for the rest of the class answered up brightly and handsomely, while he—why, dear me, he didn’t know anything, so to speak. He was evidently good, and sweet, and lovable, and guileless; and so it was exceedingly painful to see him.

1. Budget maximization

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2. No Stress

Rain during your ceremony? Your planner has back-up plan. Your wedding cake bakkery has an issue and can't deliver the cake in time? Your planner has a rolodex of options for last-minute deliveries. From a vendor's perspective, working with a wedding planner instead of directly with the bride or groom or their parents can keep things streamlined and stress-free. Erin Foster-Olszewski, owner of A Stem Above floral design, says especially as the wedding day gets closer, she'd rather bother a planner to iron out last-minute details than worry an already-stressed couple directly.

How Do I Find My Dream Planner?

Wedding planners comes in all shapes and sizes and they all have their own style and niches. Some love creating laid-back, rustic, boho beach wedding weekends in the Algarve for their clients, some work primarily with Scandinavian brides or English brides, some are highly specialised in family weddings and others in creating the millenial wedding weekend of your wildest dreams. Whatever your wishes are, these are four usefull factors to take into consideration when choosing which planner to approach for an introductory call.

six factors to help you decide

Boho, modern, rustic, elegant, beachy? What is the atmosphere and style you want for your wedding? Based on my own experience with wedding planners what you see (in their portfolio's) is what you get. So if you want a high-end editorial style wedding don't book a planner whose feed shows rustic, boho weddings at the beach and vice versa. Look at their work and if you can imagine the photos you see to be yours and if that make you really happy and excited, that's a sign you're looking the right way.

1. style

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2. personality

A reliable planner that fits your personality is like a best friend in your wedding planning process. There with you every step of the way to help you choose the vendors to create your wedding vision. Working with a planner is teamwork and next to loving their style, the most important factor is to choose someone that you also enjoy as a human. You'll be spending a lot of time together in short period of time. So you'll want to be sure you're very comfortable with your planner and how they listen to you and speak to you. There should be a solid rapport and an element of trust.

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