Tips For Choosing Good San Francisco Wedding Coordinator

By Nancy White

Planning for your wedding is one of the most exciting moments of life. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most stressful times in the life of the young couple. As a couple, you need to plan the ceremony, invite guests, choose ushers and bridesmaids and the list of things to do is never ending. In addition to these, you also have to choose the venue, hire caterer, photographer and all the vendors that you need for your big day. However, with the help of a good San Francisco wedding coordinator, you can eliminate much of this stress. The problem however lies in knowing which planner is good. By reading this article, you will be able to differentiate good planners from bad ones.

For a start, you need to ask for referrals from friends and other people who have held their weddings in the recent past. These are people with first-hand experience working with various planners. As such, they will be in a better position to give you credible referrals.

Once you get referrals from friends and other sources, the next step is to peruse through the planners portfolio and see if you like his/her style. This you can do by browsing through prospective planners websites for photos of their recent weddings. When perusing through the photos, you should take note whether elements like color and decor seem cohesive. Whatever you see on these photos is probably what the planner is most experienced about, as such, you should decide if you like it.

Once you see some portfolios that impress you, the next step should be to organize for a meeting with respective planners. Face to face meeting is very important as it allows you the opportunity to ask your prospective planner all the necessary questions. You should avoid coordinators who are not willing to meet you for face to face interview.

Unless you have unlimited budget, you will also want to consider service charge. During your first meeting with a potential planner, you should be sure that he/she understands your budgetary restrictions. Being able to work within budget is a very important trait that all planners should possess. He/she should also be able to suggest ways that can help you save money while at the same time still provide first class services.

It is also important to choose someone you can get along with. Remember that you will be talking to your planner almost every day. Because of this, it is essential that you get along with him.

A good planner should also be willing to give you reference to some of his past customers. It is important to spare some time and talk to his past customers. By talking to these people, you will be able to know what exactly they think of the said planner. This will go a long way in helping you make the right decision.

Once you find your ideal nuptial coordinator, the next step is to sign a contract with them. This is a very important step that should not be ignored. In fact, if your planner is not willing to sign a contract, you should treat this as red flag and move on with search.

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