(Closed) Would You Hire This Planner?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Would you sign a contract with this planner?
    Yes, go for it. You like their work, roll with the punches. : (15 votes)
    54 %
    No way. Too many unknown variables with new ownership. : (7 votes)
    25 %
    Well, Maybe - (please explain below!) : (6 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    1459 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @WhenTheGoingGetsTough:  I didn’t have a wedding planner, so I don’t know much about it, but I think it generally sounds Ok. I would maybe just make sure there was a clause in your contract to protect you in case they go out of business or something if the transition doesn’t work out?

    Post # 4
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would not personally be comfortable with it…I would feel more secure looking at other vendors who you know will be in business….then again, your wedding is a long way away and it could happen to another vendor too. If I were you, instead of signing a contract with the current vendor, I would reach out to the one they will be transitioning too and work directly with them from day one and have a contract with that vendor. I think you would be more protected if something were to go wrong.

    Post # 5
    5002 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would interview others and see if there’s anyone you like just as much who isn’t moving. I interviewed one who was moving a month after my wedding and ruled her out because of that since I had 2 others I really liked as well. If you can’t/don’t want to keep looking, it will probably be ok if they have a good reputation and seem trustworthy.

    Post # 6
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m inclined to say it”ll be fine, but I would ask for specifics about what her ideas and designs have been. I would also get a list of references from vendors they’ve worked with and see how they respond to questions specifically about working with the new owners (you don’t have to say they is a potential change in ownership, only that you think X will be doing the primary coordination for you).

    Post # 7
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Can you meet with the person they will be trasnferring it to? I feel like that could ease the worries of a lot of ‘what ifs’

    Post # 8
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I chose other.

    Having the right credentials and great reviews isn’t enough to choose a wedding planner In My Humble Opinion, you need to have great chemistry as well. You are going to be working with this person in great length to perfect the wedding of your dreams and if your personalities do not mesh that will make the process much less pleasant. You also need to be sure that they have the same approach to planning (ie is one more detail oriented, one more mothering etc). If you are hiring the first one because you like their approach the second one should be the same, which isn’t always the case.

    In choosing our wedding planner we “interviewed” two ladies that worked out of the same office. While they were both amazing I definitely clicked with one more than the other and I appreciated her more detailed and hard lined approach versus a more nurturing and mothering approach.

    I would highly suggest that you meet both the current planner and their colleague to ensure that you feel comfortable with both before deciding.

    Post # 10
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I honestly would be okay with this. The new owner probably paid big money to buy that business and is likely to take it very seriously simply because they’ve got a big investment. In a larger business, you might never know when your staff changes (I’ve been through 2 cruise coordinators in the 14 months since we signed on our chartered boat venue, and I think 4 hotel coordinators). It happens all the time, and chances are it’s going to be just fine.

    As with ANY vendor, I’d recommend paying by credit card so you have that protection.

    Post # 11
    1077 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think if you get along with the new owner that’s fine, but it seems sketchy that she didn’t mention that she was moving until you asked about it. That seems like the sort of thing a planner should tell you almost immeadiatly. 

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