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10 Questions Your Wedding Planner Will Ask at Your First Meeting

When you reach out to a wedding planner and they schedule your initial meeting, they will be looking to get to know you and your partner as a couple, what you are looking for in your wedding day, and your expectations for the planner. It is also a chance for you to get to know them and see if they are the right fit for you!

Here are 10 questions your wedding planner will ask to get to know you and your partner at an initial meeting and why the questions are important!

1. How did you meet?

This is likely one of the first questions your potential wedding planner will ask you and your partner. Not only will it help break the ice and get you comfrotable discussing yourselves, but it will highlight the foundation of your relationship and givr indight into any personal touched you may want to include in your big day.

You and your planner will be working closely together over the next months so let them really get to know you and your partner!

2. Who proposed and how?

A good follow-up to the first question, and likely one your wedding planner will ask early on in your metting, this will help your planner get to know you both better and give them an idea of what you are like as a couple.

3. Do you have a date or time of year in mind?

Your wedding planner will ask this question for a number of reasons. First, if you already have a specific date in mind, or booked, they may or may not be available on that date. If this is the case, they can refer you to another planner or proceed with planning and refer you to a day-of coordinator.

Another reason your planner will ask you this is to start getting an idea of what you are looking for in your wedding and what venues or vendors might be available for your chosen date or time of year.

4. Is there a particular religion or culture for the ceremony?

This is an important question your planner will ask because specific religions or cultures can heavily influence both the wedding planning process and what the wedding day (or week!) will look like. This can also indicate certain elements that will need to be included, who will be involved in the planning process, and can be a source of inspiration.

5. Have either of you been married before?

There are three main reasons your wedding planner will ask this question. First, for legal reasons, your planner will ask this to make sure all the proper steps are taken to ensure that you are legally able to be married on your wedding day. Second, if either you or your partner have been married before, this may give you a good idea of what you would or would not want to do this time. Lastly, if ettiquette is something that is important to you or your partner, there is specific wedding ettiquette that can be followed for second weddings.

6. What is the most important element of the wedding for you?

A wedding planner will ask you this question at your first meeting to get a clear picture of what you want your wedding day to look like. Is etnertainmanet the most important? Food? Decoration? The most important elements of your wedding will help decide how to divide your budget and what vendors might be suited to your style.

7. What is your biggest worry for your wedding day?

This will give your planner an idea of what to focus on to ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible for you. If you're worried about something being missed, your planner will be sure to remind you that it has been taken care of. If you're worried about weather, your planner will help you develop a backup plan with that you will be just as happy with. Whatever the worry is, your planner will make sure to have it taken care of and planned for well in advance.

8. What do you think you will need the most help with in wedding planning?

Like the previous question, this will help your planner understand what needs to be done to make the planning process as stress-free as possible for you and your partner. This will be the areas your planner will give the most attention to in the planning process. Your planner may already have ideas to help you get started.

9. Is there anything about weddings you have seen that you do not like?

This may seem like an obvious question for your planner to ask, but there is more than one reason why they would. Not only will it help your planner get an idea of what you do and do not want for your wedding, but when planning is in full swing and there are a lot of opinions incoming about your nuptials, your planner will know what plans of yours to defend and what to deflect from other's opinions.

10. What is your estimated budget for the wedding?

A planner will ask you about your budget for a number of reasons. Most importantly, this will help your planner in advising you how your budget should be allocated based on your priorities for the wedding. Secondly, this will impact the venues and vendors your planner will suggest to you. Lastly, your planbner will use this in creating your quote (more vendors = more work).

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