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Tuesday, 01 November 2011 14:53

Bridal Consultant - 10 Questions To Ask Before Hiring

Ask the right questions and do your homework. Smart shoppers learn to spot red flags and don’t ignore them when they pop up. Be leery of any vendor that doesn’t want to provide referrals. Always get your agreements in writing. Read over your contracts carefully to make sure that you understand everything and that it spells out all the details. Before you hire a bridal consultant, ask these questions.

  1. Is there a charge for the initial consultation?
  2. How long has the consultant been in business?
  3. Is the consultant a member of any professional associations?
  4. How many weddings has he/she planned?
  5. Can he/she provide references?
  6. What services or packages does he/she offer?
  7. How can the consultant assist you?
  8. How does he/she charge? Flat fee, hourly, percentage of budget?
  9. Are there any deposits or retainer fees required for the consultant to start?
  10. Does he/she provide a written agreement or contract?