Hiring a Wedding Planner is an important 

step in the planning process; they help

save you time, stick to your budget, keep you on track, hire trust-worthy professionals…and sooooo much more!


Here are a few tips for finding the perfect planner for you and your fiance ~ 


SERVICES ~ Does the Planner offer the services you need? Every bride & grooms requests are different, so be prepared with a list; venue assistance, day-of coordination, decor ideas are just some of the things an experienced planner can help with.


BUDGET ~ Do the planner’s fees work within your budget, can they help you stay within your wedding budget during the planning, or can the planner assist in establishing your wedding budget?


REFERRALS ~ Can the planner refer reliable wedding professionals within your budget?


CREDENTIALS ~ Is the planner certified? Have they been in business, have references, know the are you are getting married in. Will your planner be able to resolve conflicts that arise during the planning process; issues with vendors, family tiffs, guest issues, this is very important!

HOW DOES IT FEEL ~ During your initial meeting, do you click with the planner? Is the conversation flowing naturally, do you have the same ideas about the wedding, would this be the right fit?

When hiring your Wedding Planner, keep in mind they will be working with you for the next year or so of your lives; face to face meetings, phone calls and emails will be exchanged….be sure you can commit to this planner for better and NOT for worse!


Best Wishes & Happy Planning ~
Melissa Fife
914-426-5650
“Designing the Day of your Dreams”