How to Select Your Indian Wedding Planner?

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Finding someone to plan and coordinate your Indian wedding can be a big headache. After all, finding the right wedding planner who will be compatible with you besides being reliable, professional and exactly-what-you-need is not that easy. Here’s a complete guide on how to select your Indian wedding planner which will save you from getting buried under the weird checklists.


Nothing like getting references straight from a couple that has been there and done that. Ask your colleagues, friends, family and relatives who might have hired wedding planners to manage their wedding. Also, ask for the contacts of good caterers, DJs and other departments you would need for your wedding.

Do Some Background Research

Hit the search engines and search for the best Indian wedding planners. You may also narrow down your search query by cities, towns or by specialities. Also, social media can be a great place to find reliable planners and wedding vendors. Visit our site service finder for further details.

Ask Questions

This is, by far, the best way of selecting the perfect wedding planner in India. So, what are the questions you must ask the wedding planners? Here’s a questionnaire summary-

  1. Are you available on our wedding date?
  2. Do you have a business license?
  3. How many weddings have you covered till date?
  4. What are the biggest challenges you have faced?
  5. Are you up for destination weddings as well?
  6. What if there’s a rain or storm? What’s your backup plan?
  7. Will you handle the logistics, too?
  8. What are the parts you won’t cover?
  9. Can we have a complete floor plan of the wedding?
  10. What does your package include and exclude?
  11. Do you have a contract to sign?
  12. Does the package include any hidden costs?
  13. What discounts are we getting?
  14. How many meetings and phone calls do your plan include?
  15. What about the parts you won’t cover? Do you have some referrals for that? Or else, would you be okay to work with other vendors?
  16. Can we talk to your a few of your past clients?
  17. Can you customize your plans according to our needs?
  18. What if the output does not meet our expectations?
  19. What if something goes wrong from your end? How much refund can we expect?
  20. Do you promise punctuality?
  21. Do you guarantee that the final cost won’t exceed our budget?
  22. Can you provide us with a complete list of items you’d want us to buy for the wedding?
  23. What about the payment policy? How much advance do we need to pay and when to clear the final dues?

Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Yes, after every interview is over, ask yourself these simple questions-
  2. Do I feel heard and understood?
  3. Does the planner and its team look convincing and professional enough?
  4. Does its work history sound good?
  5. Am I already feeling apprehensive about working with this team?
  6. Do the referred past clients sound too plastic and phony?
  7. What other choices do we have?

And, when all the answers will sound good and convincing enough, you know which Indian wedding planner you should go for. Just don’t forget to listen to your gut; usually, it never misleads or deceives.

Featured Image Courtesy: Namit Narlawar Photography

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