Fort Worth is one of Texas’ biggest cities, although you might not know it from the inside – for an ‘almost-big’ city, it’s surprisingly cozy and rich with the Texan spirit and the traditions we all know and love.

If you chose Fort Worth as the place to host your wedding, you chose well – there’s no shortage of amazing locations that will also translate to pictures and videos you’ll be proud of in the coming decades. Planning your wedding by your lonesome is bold – you’d be much better off working with a wedding-planning professional. He or she will take a lot of responsibility away from you without compromising the wedding in any way if you got the right person for the job. Here are some questions to ask your Fort Worth wedding planner before working with them to try and know how much they can do for you.

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 Questions to ask a Fort Worth Wedding Planner

  • How many weddings have you helped plan? This shouldn’t play too big of a role in your decision, but don’t let the wedding planner know that – asking about their experience straight-up will show them you mean business. You shouldn’t object to hiring someone with less experience, as people new to the biz can be visionaries just as well, although someone who’s been in the game for long will have a lot more contacts and will make the whole process smoother.
  • Can you show us pictures and/or videos from some of the weddings you planned? Everyone can talk, but not everyone can back it up (or show evidence that they can). If your potential wedding planner can show some proof of ability in the form of past weddings that went well, you’ll know that there’s a good chance yours will go without issues as well.
  • What is your fee? An obvious one: you’ll want your wedding planner to name the price beforehand without trying to charge you for any ‘additional services’ later on – if you suspect the possibility of shady business, you can try reaching for a contract, but you can just as easily reach for another wedding planner.
  • Can we do this in a certain amount of time? Be specific about your timetable: your wedding planner should be able to guarantee that there will be no delays or, alternatively, that he or she will rework the plan so that everything fits a schedule. Nearly every wedding planner is likely to say “Of course!” to this, so a list of references or any sort of positive feedback could prove useful.
  • Are you able to take care of everything yourself? A Fort Worth wedding planner worth her salt will be able to take the entire load off your back and will have no problem staging an event where all you have to do is show up and say “I do” to the person you love.
  • Will you work with me every step of the way and accept my input? In contrast to the previous one, you’ll want to assess your wedding planner’s ability to listen to you. Whoever is working with you should never forget that the wedding is your big day and your wishes are ultimately the most important thing to consider – planners wanting to enforce their own vision aren’t someone you want working with you on your biggest day.