Creative Ways to Use Aisle Planner Questionnaires to Make Planning an Event Easy

Creative Ways to Use Aisle Planner Questionnaires to Make Planning an Event Easy
November 20, 2019

When working with any client, asking the right questions is key to a successful relationship. Questionnaires are a great way to connect with clients and build a foundation for planning their event. Aisle Planner Questionnaires makes it easy to create custom worksheets and gather information to simplify the planning process and get the information you need up front. From their top must-haves to what menu they’ll serve at their wedding, get a taste of your client’s vision with custom questionnaires.


Pre-Booking Questionnaire

The Aisle Planner client bio and pre-booking questionnaires can keep you from making costly mistakes. Understanding the specific needs of a prospective client, knowing their estimated guest count, potential budget, and any wedding pros they may have already contracted can aid you in preparing a realistic proposal.

Pre-booking questions to ask:  

  • How did you hear about me?
  • What is your estimated guest count?
  • Will there be any out of town guests? Where are the coming from?
  • Have you booked any vendors?
  • What type of venue do you have in mind?
  • Do you have a budget in mind?
  • When it comes to the budget, what is your approach to spending?

First Consultation

To dig a little deeper into the details to help you understand their vision and priorities for the big day, create a questionnaire for your first consultation. Are they foodies or into craft beers? Are they looking for a dance party with a great band? Getting these details can help set realistic expectations on spending and what areas of the budget need specific attention.

First consultation questions to ask: 

  • What are you most excited about for your wedding?
  • How would you best describe your vision for the wedding in three words?
  • What wedding details can you not live without?

Design Questionnaire

Every two people—even engaged couples—can have very different design styles. From favorite colors to dream details, start exploring their design style, aesthetic, colors, and theme with two separate questionnaires to gain more insight.

Design questions to ask: 

  • How would you describe your event?
  • What are your favorite colors?
  • Where do you like to shop?
  • What are your favorite flowers?
Photo courtesy Pura Soul

Ceremony & VIP Questionnaire

This is an area where asking the right questions can be huge. Couples may have differing views on traditions and rituals to be included in the wedding ceremony. Digging a little deeper may help you to find out if parents or even grandparents might have specific desires for the couple to include in the ceremony too. So, understanding family dynamics and understanding roles will avoid confusion and challenges.

Ceremony questions to ask: 

  • How would they describe their ceremony?
  • Are there any religious preferences or important considerations for the ceremony?
  • What type of ceremony music are they envisioning?
  • Who is in your bridal party?
  • Will there be a Flower Girl or Ring Bearer?
  • Who will be walking the bride down the aisle?

Reception Program Questionnaire

To help you create a good event flow and timeline, get to know the couples expectations on the traditional reception activities such as formal introductions and a bouquet toss.

Reception questions to ask:

  • Will there be a receiving line?
  • Formal introduction of the entire bridal party or just the newlyweds?
  • Who will be giving speeches?
  • Have you decided on a first dance song?
  • Will there be a bouquet / garter toss?

Menu & Bar Planning Questionnaire

Get to know your couple’s vision for their reception menu and bar coordination. If they have a caterer booked, or an idea of who they want, help guide them in their options for bartending and providing alcohol for the wedding.

Menu and bar questions to ask:

  • Do you want a cocktail hour?
  • What are your favorite foods?
  • What are your favorite restaurants to eat at?
  • Are there any dietary restrictions?
  • Do you want plated or buffet service?
Wedding Inspiration
Photo courtesy Kristina Adams Photography (left) and Gagewood (right)

Post-Event Questionnaire

To gain valuable insight on your value proposition and learn what your clients loved about the planning process, create a post event questionnaire! This can help you learn how you can improve your planning process and services and receive both positive and constructive feedback on any vendors you may have recommended as well. This would also be the time to ask if they’d be open to writing a testimonial for you on your marketplace listing.

Post event questions to ask:

  • Was I able to bring your vision to life?
  • Were you satisfied with my work?
  • Where could I make improvements?
  • Were you satisfied with the vendors I recommended?
  • Is there anything that would’ve made the planning process easier for you?
  • I’d love for you to share your experience with others on my listing! Please share your thoughts here!

About the Author

Aisle Planner Editorial Team
Aisle Planner Editorial Team
The Aisle Planner Editorial Team is a collective of creative writers, editors, and former event pros who obsess over weddings and special events—and the businesses behind them! Drawn to refined details, design, and creativity, our team provides intelligent and straightforward articles with insights, practical tips, and expert guidance in putting Aisle Planner's "Power of One" behind your business.