Wedding Planners that Exceed A 5-Star Rating…
Selecting an experienced wedding planning professional who is well qualified with the necessary education, experience, and expertise in all aspects of event planning is of the utmost importance. Choosing which wedding planner you will partner with will determine your overall experience in planning your wedding. Your wedding day will be the most meaningful day of your relationship to date and there are many factors to consider when deciding who you would like to partner with to bring your vision to life for your special celebration.
Outer Banks Wedding Planner Requirements of the Guild
The Outer Banks Wedding Guild requires that wedding planners and coordinators have been certified in event planning and hold a degree in hospitality and tourism management. It is also necessary for wedding planners who are members of the Wedding Guild to have experience in destination wedding planning as most of our guests will be traveling from another location where they reside to their destination wedding at the beach of their choosing in the Outer Banks. The event professionals you partner with should have previous involvement in planning and coordination of weddings held at numerous venues throughout the local area. Guild members should be aware of the available event venues, ceremony and reception sites, and event layouts which work best for each location.
Planning a Wedding on the Outer Banks
Clients of Outer Banks Guild wedding vendors should be aware that there are many facets to planning a wedding beyond the basic skills of preparation, confirmation of details, timelines, and coordination of your wedding day. A qualified wedding planner in the Outer Banks will have knowledge and experience in other areas of planning and coordinating a destination wedding. It is a good idea to partner with a wedding professional who has experience with group accommodations, negotiating hotel room rates, group room block contracts, and reservations for your guests. The logistics of all of the moving parts of a well-organized event is also another significant aspect you will want to consider for your destination wedding. It is beneficial to partner with a wedding coordinator who has experience with transportation and coordination of having the vendors, wedding party, and guests in the right locations at the appropriate times. If your wedding planner has previous work history with catering, this will be very helpful to you in ensuring that you partner with a qualified caterer who will deliver the quality, presentation, and service you anticipate to have for your wedding reception. The more experience your wedding planner has in various roles of organizing events, the more peace of mind you will have in knowing that you are in good hands!
When interviewing wedding vendors you should ask for access to their portfolios, reviews, and references. Outer Banks Wedding Guild members must be able to document a high level of professional expertise in their trade. It is wise to research what a vendor’s previous clients have to say about their experience in working with him or her. Not only should a qualified wedding vendor be able to provide you with letters of recommendation from his or her colleagues; you should also have the opportunity to speak with a few previous clients upon your request. Ask about the vendor’s availability and confirm that he or she is fully committed to being flexible with your schedule and available when it is convenient for you to work on your wedding.
Most importantly, choose a wedding planner who is passionate about destination wedding planning! When you partner with a professional who loves what they do and does what they love, you can ensure he or she will be attentive, devoted, and as inspired about your wedding as you are! When you partner with your wedding planner, you will begin relationship which will grow beyond your wedding day. You’ll be creating lasting memories that you will cherish and remember forever!