Hiring a wedding planner or coordinator can be a wonderful investment. Having someone there to assist and guide you through the big decisions who knows the process, who is well connected and has been there and done that, over and over again, is a gift that many couples won’t appreciate until they kick off their wedding planning and start to realise just who potentially complicate and stressful it can all be. My guest on today’s show is Kylie Carlson, the Director of the UK Academy of Wedding and Event Planning. With over 3000 graduates from 6 countries, Kylie is the global leader in wedding planning and event styling education AKA you want this lady (and her students) as your wedding planner! We talk about connecting with your vendors, how to know if you will be a great fit for each other and making sure that you do your homework and push for referrals and testimonials if you are at all hesitant or just want to learn more about their work. As Kylie says, ’It’s your wedding, make sure you ask the questions…you have a right to.’ Kylie is a big advocate of training and accreditation for wedding professionals (lots of professionals don’t have accreditation) and highlights the importance of trust and when it comes to handing over your hard earned money, to to mention the responsibility of planning your wedding to a stranger, so you want to make sure you make the right choice. Kylie’s candid advice and years of experience makes this episode a jam packed listen for all couples regardless of whether you have hired a wedding planner (although by the end of the episode, I am sure you will be considering it! Kylie also hosts a podcast series which is resource for the aspiring, new and experienced wedding professionals. It’s a great episode and I look forward to having Kylie back on The Bridechilla Podcast again soon! Love the Bridechilla Podcast and want access to 250+ episodes! Download and subscribe to Bridechilla Premium on IOS and AndroidUse the codeword KOALA for 25% off annual memberships! Have a question or comment? I want to hear it! Send me a voice message! Visit the Bridechilla Store to support the show Buy a T-shirt or Tote and spread the #Bridechilla word! Aleisha LOVES Instagram and regularly overshares on Instagram Stories!