When you come to get married you want to make sure that everything is taken care of and that your day exceeds all of your expectations. You want to relax and enjoy your day without having to be the point of contact for any suppliers. So, you decide to hire a wedding planner. Whether that is just to help you on the day, or to support you throughout the whole wedding planning journey - you want to pick the best. But what makes a wedding planner the best?! Is it their Instagram feed? How well you get on with them? Their years of experience?
At the end of the day, you have to pick a wedding coordinator that you get on with. You have to feel comfortable around them and trust them with your most special day - how they build that trust can happen in many ways - it isn't all about the experience that they have. It's a combination of you believing that they can supply you with the service that you require and with you feeling like you can work well with them. So does the number of years in business really make a difference?
I'm not here to say that experienced planners aren't worth their weight in gold (but just because they've been in the business decades, doesn't mean that they're the best fit for you). I'm here to tell you why you shouldn't be put off from hiring a newer wedding coordinator.
5 reasons to hire a newer wedding planner
As a new planner, you're desperate to prove to everyone that you do have the skills and the know how to coordinate beautiful weddings. This means that you try your absolute hardest to ensure that your couples have the day that they've always dreamt of.
New planners are always learning. They still have the time to be investing in increasing their knowledge, and this can definitely work in your favour. If they've recently trained they will be fresh and keen to demonstrate their new found skills!
Let's be honest, it takes years of hard work to build up a reputation in this industry. When you first start you aren't inundated with 100s of enquiries each week. Therefore, when you choose a newer planner, they aren't going to be spending their time sifting through enquiries, they can dedicate more of their time to you and your wedding.
The key to being successful as a wedding planner is the relationships that you build with other suppliers within the industry. Now, a more experienced planner would have built up some amazing connections with renowned suppliers over the years. But if you hire a new planner, they will be looking to reach out to a range of different suppliers; perhaps uncovering a hidden gem.
Working in the wedding industry is exhausting, the days are extremely long and you're on your feet for hours at a time. When a planner is doing a wedding every other weekend, this can take its toll. Hiring a newer planner can mean that you find someone who is still full of energy and passionate about the industry.
Hiring a new planner, or even a planner at all, isn't for everyone. Whoever you choose to help you with your wedding, you need to make sure that you trust them and that you get on well with them. You have to believe that they will be genuinely there for you, championing and supporting you throughout your wedding planning journey.
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