20 Questions to Ask a Wedding Consultant Before Hiring Them

Before You Buy the Dress, Many Buy the Consultant

If you are thinking about hiring a wedding consultant, the first thing you should do is check all of their references. Every. Single. One. Doing a background check would probably be beneficial as well if you can pull that off. Why? Because not all wedding consultants are made alike – some are in it just to rip you off. We have come up with 20 unique questions that you can use to screen your potential consultant to make sure they are up to snuff. That way you can weed out the good consultants from the bad consultants and not get stuck with throwing your money down the drain.

1) Do you have a business license or registration?

2) Do you have liability insurance if we meet in your home or business?

3) How long have you been a wedding consultant?

4) Do you belong to any professional organizations?

5) How many weddings do you consult on every year?

6) Besides the referrals that you have given me, can you give me five additional vendor referrals?

7) Do you hold any sort of certifications and if so, who gave you the certification?

8) What kind of contract terms do you offer?

9) What is your policy or procedure if something happens to you on my wedding day and you can’t make it?

10) Where do you feel you get your creativity from when you help create a perfect wedding so often?

11) What is it that you will exactly do for me if I hire you?

12) What kind of reputation do you believe you hold in the community?

13) How often do you overspend your budget when you help plan a wedding?

14) What is your personal organization philosophy?

15) What kind of additional fees do you charge and what do I get out of you for those fees?

16) If I give you the keys to my wedding, how often will you update me to let me know how the plans are coming along?

17) If strange things come up during the planning stages, do you charge extra for every change of plan or is this part of the package deal?

18) Is it your policy to attend the rehearsal ceremony and dinner?

19) What do you usually wear when you attend a wedding?

20) If I don’t like your services, what is your refund policy?

By asking these questions before you make the decision to hire your wedding consultant, you can save yourself the aggravation and grief of having wasted your money on a worthless one and even prevent a disastrous wedding. So please feel free to take this list of questions, go hire your perfect wedding consultant, and then enjoy the wedding of your dreams!