Post # 1
I live in New York City and want to hire a wedding planner. My problem is I don’t have the slightest idea where to begin. For those who had or have a planner, how did you find them? How did you narrow down which one to hire? Thanks!
Post # 3
Okay, I’m totally biased here, but you can start by searching the Association of Bridal Consultants website: http://www.bridalassn.com
Not only do they have to go through and maintain training, but there’s also a code of ethics they answer to and conflict resolution options for unsatisfied couples (not that it would ever happen )
Forgot to add: Click on Brides and View Member Ads and search by State.
Post # 4
I found my wedding planner through here! I think Word of Mouth is the best way to go. Advertise on LIWeddings, theknot, and here.
Post # 5
Try calling up a couple good venues that you’re looking at and see if they have palnner on-hand already. If not, ask them for a recommendation for one that they’ve worked with in the past.
Post # 6
NY Magazine has a great website dedicated to weddings in NY, and it had a great listing section for everything from florists to planners. You can either buy the latest issue of their wedding issue, or you can go online. They give descriptions and websites. Good luck.
Post # 7
i knew alicia in law school and she is incredibly talented, professional, and easy to work with. plus she works with any budget. check out her website, she has some pictures and reviews of her work on there.
Post # 8
I second caribqueen about NY Magazine. I found my wedding planner (amongst other wedding vendors) though their magazine and website. I really found this to be a great resource for NY brides.
Post # 9
i interviewed 4 different planners and chose the one whose “interview” was not just about wedding planning and what their organization could do for me blah blah blah – i stayed away from the uptight ones.. basically it all came down to personality and if she really “got” our sense of style and her personality meshed with ours…
Post # 10
Thanks for all the help. Now I have a starting point to work with.