We know that planning a wedding is a high stress situation, especially for those brides and grooms who want everything just so. Your wedding planner is there to take some of the stress out of the planning process and to take care of you and everything you want for your wedding day.


Not only should you be honest and tell your wedding planner exactly what you want for your amazing special day, you should also be able to trust that he or she is doing the job you hired them for. Once you’ve communicated to your wedding planner about all of the details of your wedding, you need to be able to hand over the reins and let him or her take care of the rest. That is why you hired them after all!

To ensure you trust your wedding planner with the details of your wedding day, do research before meeting with potential planners. Look at available photos of previous weddings they’ve planned to make sure their style may match what you’re looking for in your wedding. After you’ve done your research choose 3-4 planners to chat with about details of their services and past work to get a better idea of their level of involvement with you and the planning process.

Many wedding planners will supply you with a list of references so that you can contact past brides and grooms from weddings they’ve planned in the past. This will allow you to contact them and get honest feedback about not only the wedding planner’s competence, but also his or her personality and attitude to make sure they’ll be a good fit for you – remember, you’ll be spending a lot of time with your wedding planner in the coming months!

Once you’ve made your final decision on which planner, you’ll want to establish the level of involvement your wedding planner will have in your planning for the big day and also how much you’ll need them the day of the wedding. Some brides and grooms just need extra support on the day of the wedding to make sure things go perfectly without having to worry about the details while others like advice and support from their planner from start to finish.

Whether you want your wedding planner hands on from the start or just some help in the execution, don’t micromanage your planner. One of the most important things to remember when hiring a wedding planner is to trust that you’ve made the right decision in hiring him or her and that you’ve clearly communicated what you need and they’ll make sure it’s done and done right so that you’ll have the beautiful, unforgettable wedding of your dreams!