Ever heard of the rumor that your wedding will pass by in a blink of an eye? Hate to break it, but it’s totally true. Time, as they say, is money! And that’s never truer than when it comes to planning your own wedding. And besides your family and friends, wedding planners will be your only point of contact at every step of this tedious planning process.
So irrespective if it is your first meeting with your wedding planner or a design meeting to make the major decisions for your event, follow these 4 simple ways to make the most of the time you get with your wedding planner.
1. Maximize Free Time
You’ve got a lot on your plate! So use this “free time” more productively. Instead of watching series on Netflix, use this time to multitask. Make a note of all the things you need to discuss with your wedding planner. From wedding décor ideas and vendors to timelines and permissions, take control of all your checklists and jot it down. This will help in making things go more smoothly for you and you won’t be burdened with any last-minute questions.
2. Plan Ahead
Make notes between meetings and ask questions that concerns you and your partner. You can bring it up at the end of the meeting or make a point to ask about it on a phone call or email afterwards. Remember, a wedding planner cannot do their job if you do not do yours, so be sure to handle your share of the work appropriately.
3. Keep Your Meetings to a Manageable Size
When it comes to planning a wedding, everyone from your Bade Chacha to your London Wali Maasi will want to get involved and offer their sagacious advice. However, there is a time and place for everything and not everyone needs to come to meetings with your wedding planner. Invite only the important decision makers, like somebody who will be making payments on your special day. Bringing too many people will only slow things down and confuse the process.
4. Don’t Gobbledygook During Consultations
Eventually, you and your partner are responsible for the final decisions concerning your functions and your wedding reception. So avoid making big decisions and commitments on the spot. You may make too quick of a decision that you’ll only end up changing later. If you are asked to make a decision and are unsure, ask it to discuss for later after you and your partner have had time to consider it. This is a very special day in your lives and it definitely shouldn’t be affected with quick decisions on big components.