We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.
While no one needs a wedding planner, if you and your partner-to-be are busy, planning a destination wedding, or just don’t love all the legwork you have to do, a wedding planner can be worth every penny. But we know that the initial search and finding the right person can be nerve-racking. Here are our tips for finding a fabulous planner who will make your big day extra special.
Determine what exactly you’re looking for in a planner. Are you looking for someone to make your wedding look like something out of a magazine? Do you need help finding vendors who will help make your vision a reality? Do you just want an extra set of hands on the day of the wedding? Figuring out whether you want a full-service planner, more of a consultant, or a day-of coordinator is the first step.