Congratulations on your engagement! Now the wedding planning begins…

One of the first steps to a successful event is finding the right wedding coordinator. Your coordinator will help you navigate through what can often be an overwhelming process, so asking the right questions is key. 

Knowing which questions to ask your potential coordinators will save you time and money in the long run. Do they have any experience coordinating weddings? How do they handle payment? What’s their policy on changes after contracts are signed? Answering these and other questions prior to booking them as your month-of coordinator can ensure that everything runs smoothly on your big day. 


Choosing the Right One…

Planning a wedding can be a daunting experience, especially if you are doing it in a foreign country. New Zealand, with its natural beauty, stunning landscapes, and unique culture, is a popular wedding destination for many couples. However, planning a wedding in such an exotic location can be challenging without the right support. This is where a wedding coordinator comes in. A wedding coordinator can help you plan the perfect wedding that reflects your style, personality, and budget. When it comes to hiring a wedding coordinator, there are some important questions you should ask before booking. In this blog post, we will explore 5 questions to ask your wedding coordinator before hiring them for your New Zealand wedding.



Ask the Right Questions


1. Can you work within our budget?

Your budget is one of the most important considerations when planning a wedding, and it’s crucial that you find a wedding coordinator who can work within your budget. Before booking, ask them if they can work within your budget. If they can’t, it may be time to look for someone else who can.

2. What packages do you offer?

Wedding coordinators usually offer different packages to suit different budgets and requirements. Ask your wedding coordinator what packages they offer and what each package includes. This will help you choose the package that best suits your needs.

3. Can you recommend vendors?

A good wedding coordinator will have a network of reliable and professional vendors they can recommend to you. This can save you a lot of time and effort in finding the right vendors for your wedding. Ask your wedding coordinator if they can recommend vendors such as photographers, florists, caterers, and DJs.

4. What is your experience planning weddings in New Zealand?

New Zealand is a unique country with its own culture and customs. It’s important that your wedding coordinator has experience planning weddings in New Zealand to ensure that they understand the local culture and can help you plan a wedding that reflects this. Ask your wedding coordinator about their experience planning weddings in New Zealand.

5. How do you ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding?

On the day of the wedding, you want everything to run smoothly so that you can enjoy your special day without any stress. Ask your wedding coordinator how they ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding. Do they have a team to manage things on the day? Will they be there personally to oversee everything? Knowing this will help you plan and enjoy a stress-free wedding day.

Planning a wedding in New Zealand can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Hiring a good wedding coordinator can help you plan the perfect wedding and make the process stress-free. Before booking, it’s important to ask your wedding coordinator these 5 questions to ensure that they can work within your budget, offer packages that suit your needs, recommend reliable vendors, have experience planning weddings in New Zealand, and ensure everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding. With the help of a good wedding coordinator, you can have the wedding of your dreams in one of the world’s most beautiful countries.

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    Some final to Make Sure You Get the Best Wedding Planners…

    Firstly, make sure to do your research. Look for wedding planners who have experience and a strong track record of successful events. Check out their portfolios and read reviews from past clients. It’s also important to meet with potential planners in person or via video call to get a sense of their personality and communication style. A good wedding planner should be organized, have excellent attention to detail, and be able to understand and execute your vision.

    Secondly, consider your budget and the services offered by the wedding planner. Some planners offer full-service packages, while others specialize in specific areas such as design or coordination. Determine what level of assistance you need and make sure it aligns with your budget. It’s also important to clarify any additional fees or expenses that may arise during the planning process. Transparency is key when it comes to financial matters.

    Lastly, trust your instincts. Ultimately, you want to choose a wedding planner who not only has the skills and expertise but also someone you feel comfortable working with. Planning a wedding is a collaborative effort, and having a good rapport with your planner can make the entire process more enjoyable. Pay attention to how the planner listens to your ideas and whether they genuinely understand and value your vision.

    I trust that these tips help with your planning and that you enjoy the journey to your celebration. If it is all seeming a bit much, drop us an email and let’s chat about how we can help you out have the wedding you deserve. Happy Days x

    **Photo supplied by Simon Darby – Wanaka  Photography