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Everything You Need to Know to Interview a Wedding Planner

Love me or Hate me

I’m going full disclosure, and you’ll probably decide if you love me or hate me in the five minutes it takes you to read this.  Here goes.  I literally cringe when a potential client requests a phone conversation to “interview” me for their wedding planner. 

My ego does sneak ever so slyly and minimally into the equation. Much more than that, though, I, like many planners, view the wedding planner – couple relationship as a partnership, an interesting sort of long-distance-quazi-friendship that develops as I invest countless valuable hours of my life over the course of a year in ensuring that you newlyweds march off happily into the future after a most epic celebration of love. 

I dedicate a year to you and ask in return that you trust me.  This isn’t a blind trust, mind you.  I’ve got a playbook that’s been fine-tuned for the past 15 years.  I have a portfolio that demonstrates my style; I bare my soul on this very page – sharing my sangria recipe, the contents of my closet, my passions, my thoughts and my vices.  This is so you know I am real. 

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Kristin Crawford, The Dazzling Details wedding planner – Photo by Avesol Photography

My Cup Runneth Over

First, know that I don’t think of myself as a wedding planner by profession; I am a wedding planner by passion. And I’ll share something else.  I am good at what I do.

Right now, my mom is literally shrinking at my lack of humility, but I am going all-in Oprah at this very moment.  In one of my favorite interviews, Ms. Winfrey speaks about the importance of filling up one’s own cup – “my cup runneth over.”  And why not? 

Believing in my own stood-the-test-of-time-talent is the way I get up in the morning with excitement for the planning that lies ahead and the creativity to still elicit WOWs after fifteen years of weddings.  My planning talent and design creativity are my gifts, and I choose to share them and serve my couples with love.

So there you have it.  I am good at what I do (and not shy about it), and if you’re contacting me, you probably already suspect that.

Instead of an Interview…

Let’s skip the interview questions you found on The Knot dot com, and let’s connect.  How about a real conversation about your questions, your vision, your concerns, your wedding-related dreams and fears.  I’m all in. 

Choosing a wedding planner is like choosing a wedding dress.  It isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation.  Some brides try on a multitude of dresses, ponder, try them on again and then decide.  Other brides know the second the satin and chiffon garment slips over their head that This. Is. The. One. 

Selecting a planning partnership is so similar.  It’s all about the “fit” – not because a planner has the best-rehearsed response to an interview question, but because you feel it – in your heart, in your gut.

Choose to work with someone who understands your vision, whose portfolio makes you swoon, who sparks excitement, who shares ideas, who asks you the right questions and listens to your answers, who cares deeply about your love story and celebration.

I am dying to talk to you.  Please, just don’t “interview” me. 

Thinking about interviewing wedding planners? Read here first!
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