by Erin Velander from Blomma Designs
- Owner-operator at Blomma Designs
- Previously worked as an event planner and marketing director in Minneapolis for ten years.
What Should We Expect at the First Meeting With Wedding Planner?
I tell clients that the first meeting with your wedding planner is somewhat like a first date. It's a chance for you to get to know each other to make sure you are a good fit in terms of budget, style and personality. The initial meeting is for you to share your ideas and where you need help in the planning process. It is great to come to the first... Read More »
Is It Important to Hire a Wedding Planner With Certified Credentials?
Yes, it is important that your planner has credentials, but I think credentials can come in many forms. There are a lot of opportunities out there now to receive a certificate or become "certified" as a planner, but this does not replace real experience. Even with certification, if a planner doesn't have at least several years of real experience planning weddings and events, they don't fully grasp how an event... Read More »
What should a groom to be bring/expect during his first appointment?
It depends on how involved the Groom would like to be in the planning process. I recommend preparing a list of any questions they have in a notebook (or on a tablet) so that they can ensure they gather all of the information they need. I also recommend that a Groom communicates what is most important to him in regards to the wedding. Does he have any decor ideas that... Read More »