Eric and Vin’s beautiful wedding was planned by Creative Concepts by Lisa.
Photo by: Elizabeth Grant Photography
Planner: Creative Concepts by Lisa

When it comes to planning your wedding, there are a lot of details to consider. When do you want to do your

Olivia and Ivan had a perfect wedding this September, thanks partially to Wildflower Events.
Photo by: Kevin Kelly Photography
Planner: Wildflower Events and Design

formalities? What sort of details will your incorporate? What colors will you accentuate with your centerpieces? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you may want to consider a planner. In fact, we recommend a couple of planners on our site.

With that said, there are definitely a few things to keep in mind when selecting a planner for your big day.

Check if They’ve Worked the Venue as a Planner

If you already have your venue, you’ll want to check whether your planner has worked at that location before. If not, schedule a walkthrough with your planner so that they can familiarize themselves with the space. This is also when they can discuss what is and isn’t possible for your big day. It’s a great time to discuss what is and isn’t allowed at the venue, since each location will have their own policies.

If your planner has worked consistently at the venue before, then they likely already have a good idea of what you can do for your wedding. However, a site visit can still help with visualization if you need it.

Find Your Style

When looking for a planner, check out their previous work to see if their style matches yours. You’ll be working

Maryelizabeth and Chris had a fairytale wedding at the Wadsworth in June, thanks to their planner.
Photo by: Joanna Fisher
Planner: Creative Concepts by Lisa

closely with your planner to execute your big day, including discussing décor, food options, and more. It’s important that you enjoy your planner’s style, and that it matches your own. Make sure that when you reach out to planners, you chat with them to make sure that you enjoy talking with them. After all, your planner will be with you every step of the way to make sure that your vision comes to life!

Katie and Chris had a stunning winter wedding, thanks partially to their planner.
Photo by: Chike Photography
Planner: Wildflower Events and Design

How Much Help Do You Need?

When you select a planner, consider how much help you need. Do you need someone who can design your wedding from start to finish? Do you need someone who helps coordinate things the month of your wedding? Planners normally offer a variety of packages to choose from, but you should be realistic when it comes to how much help you need executing your wedding. If in doubt, it’s always a good idea to plan to have more help instead of less.

Planners can be absolutely amazing. They take your wedding from concept to reality, creating a spectacular experience. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you need a planner for your big day – just remember that these tips can help you select the one that’s right for you.