How to find the best wedding planners

Huge congratulations on your engagement! We’re sure you can’t wait to get everything sorted ready for your special day, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start, so you might prefer to hire a wedding planner. Today, we’re helping you with how to find the best wedding planners.

We know how important it is that everything runs smoothly so that you can create an unforgettable day for yourselves and each of your guests. Our wedding planners in Manchester and beyond can offer as much or as little support as you would like.

So, how do you find the best wedding planner?

Ask around

The first way that you can find a great wedding planner is to ask around. Maybe your friends and family used someone who did a great job or maybe they know someone else who used an impressive planner. Either way, it might be worth checking them out to see if they can cater for your needs.

At Creative Venue Styling, our wedding planners in Lancashire love a new challenge. You can search for wedding inspiration on our website or you can bring us a brand new idea, even if you can’t see anything like it, let us know, we love trying new things and bringing ideas to life.

Check them out online

Take a look around their websites, most planners should have one. Look at how many weddings they have planned. Do they have experience planning other events? If they offer planning for a range of event types then you may find they can offer a wider range of suppliers.

Having access to more of the right suppliers means there’s even more scope for your wedding day. If you want specifics, it’s quite likely that we can source them. Our wedding planners work with vendors from across the country to ensure that each couple has the wedding day they desire.

Maybe that’s helped you to whittle your list down to a few planners. If not, why not plan a phone call so that you can ask any questions you have.

Helpful tips when picking a wedding planner

Organise a meeting

Even before choosing your wedding planner, you should try to have a meeting so that you can get an idea of what they are like. At the end of the day, if they are organising your dream wedding, you’ll have to make sure that you get along with them and they understand your needs.

At this point, you may start to introduce some of your wedding plans but this is more your time to discuss how much input you’d like them to have and whether they can help to plan your perfect wedding.

You might want to ask questions regarding: 

  • Availability on potential wedding date
  • Experience of the wedding industry (Can they present photos of previous clients’ weddings?)
  • Experience with vendors and suppliers (Will they be present for vendor meetings?)
  • How much input they offer
  • How many phone calls and meetings are included within the wedding planning process?
  • What’s included in the full planning service?
  • Will they create a schedule for the wedding day? Is there a day of coordinator for weddings?
  • How will unforeseen circumstances be dealt with? (Backup plans in case of other commitments)
  • Do they have insurance for weddings?
  • How will the budget be dealt with?
  • Do they give advice on colours and style when planning a wedding?


We’re sure you probably have even more questions that need answering and the right wedding planner will be happy to answer them all.

After you’ve held meetings with your potential wedding planners, you will need to decide which one you will go with. Maybe start by creating a table of questions and answers so you can clearly see the similarities and differences between them all.

For many couples, price is a huge factor in choosing elements of a wedding day. But when it comes to your potential planner, price is often the second most important factor to consider. The most important aspect is that you get on with your wedding planner.

Remember that they are there to make your life easier and help to bring your ideas to life. Their personality should make you feel comfortable and at ease.

Benefits of hiring a wedding planner

Of course, there’s always benefits to getting a little extra help with something, but especially when it’s one of the most important days of your life.

Saves time

You might be thinking of planning your wedding for a date a couple of years away, but time comes around fast and you’ll be getting married in no time! Having a wedding planner means that we can help to save you time.

Our wedding planners in Lancashire won’t have you staying up till the early hours stressing about your wedding details. We aim to create a stress free experience, particularly with our full wedding planning service.

Only the best suppliers

Our experienced wedding planners work across the country assisting couples and liaising with suppliers most days, so we know who’s good at what they do.

We also know what should and shouldn’t be included by each supplier, so we can make sure that you’re getting everything you need for the best price.

Working with a range of wedding vendors means that there’s more chance you’ll get the decorations and photographs you actually want.

It really is time to bring that Pinterest board to life and create all of your wedding dreams, and we’re here to help.

Our input

We pride ourselves on listening to the individual needs of each couple we work with. So if you just want our help with choosing a venue or you want to use our styling service, that’s fine. Equally, if you want us to help with every aspect of your big day, we’d love to!

We’re experienced in creating perfect weddings, we can organise a guest list, wedding dress fitting, wedding day schedule and more. Our wedding planning service is completely bespoke, we just want you, your friends and family to have a great day.

You choose, we organise

Some couples can feel reluctant to use a wedding planner due to taking some control from them. But the truth is that we will only make suggestions if you ask for them or we know it can help.

Whether you’re planning your big day to be a more intimate affair or you’re planning a huge wedding, we need to be on the same page. That means that you tell us your goals and we meet them.

The big day

When your special day arrives, it’s likely that you’ll be feeling overwhelmed, nervous and excited! Our wedding planners in Lancashire are here to make you feel at ease. That’s another reason why you’ll definitely want to get to know your wedding planner on a personal level, they’ll be spending your wedding day with you! You need to take your time to ensure you select the perfect planner.

How much does a wedding planner cost?

The cost of a wedding planner varies depending on the level of input that you would like for your special day.

Like we said earlier, while you should definitely ensure that your wedding planner costs fit into your wedding budget, you also need to make sure that you like their personality. Find out how to plan a wedding budget here.

Finding your perfect wedding planner doesn’t need to be hard work, check out our website or contact us to see how we can help you to create the most amazing day of your life. It’s time to get excited about your wedding planning process!


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