Today there are many people that hire a wedding planner to organize their weddings and although this may be a good idea, you should perhaps check a couple of things with them before you hire them.
Firstly you would want to know how experienced they are so ask for references and ask how many weddings, on average, they plan per year. It is advisable to check the references and not pay too much attention to any videos they may show you as those could be faked.
Next of course, you will want to know the price they will charge. Ideally you will want to know not just the overall price but also how much they charge up front. You will want to know if that deposit is refundable and be sure that there are no hidden fees that may be added on later. It is always preferable to get a written contract of the agreement you make with the planner.
You will want to know if he is insured in case anything should go wrong with the arrangements as well as insuring that they always have a backup. It is perhaps understandable that a wedding may be delayed because either the bride or groom are sick but, to have to delay it because the wedding planner is sick, seems a little off putting.
A wedding is a major event in your life and so you will want to ensure that it is captured perfectly in photos and videos and in order to do this, you will want to hire a professional photographer. When choosing a photographer for your wedding, you will want to choose one that is experienced with wedding photography as although they may be an excellent photographer, it is only the ones with the experience of weddings that will be able to correctly anticipate the better moments and be ready. Having satisfied yourself that they are a good photographer to have at a wedding, you may also want to check out their style by viewing their portfolio. Some wedding photographers have a portrait type style where all the photos look formal whilst others have a more informal style, perhaps capturing the impromptu moments including any slips in protocol. If the photographer’s style is not the one you want or your wedding, either ensure they can change their style or your occasion or look for one who’s style suites your preference.
As with any other location, you will want to book San Francisco wedding photographerwell in advance of the wedding date to ensure that they reserve enough time to adequately prepare.
If your wedding planner has a photographer in mind, you will still want to check that that photographer’s style is one that you want you’re wedding to be captured in. The planner, regardless of how experienced they are, is still only that; the planner, it is your wedding and you know certain preferences you have. If the planner is not happy with what you ask for; find one that is.