70 Things Your Wedding Planner Can Do For You

A lot of couples wonder about the benefits of hiring a wedding planner, and some think it is cheaper to just plan their wedding on their own, but hiring a good wedding planner is always advantageous. If you are like the thousands of other couples who are not sure about all the tasks a wedding planner performs, this article is a must read. Here are 70 things your wedding planner can do for you.


  1. Helps you to create the type of wedding you want, by working with you to create a vision and bringing it to life.
  2. Makes the couple/family happy by relieving them of all the stressful details on the day.
  3. Assist photographers with family photo lists to avoid delays in the wedding day.
  4. Carry bridal emergency kit full of items that might be needed on the day (sewing kit, cough candies, breath mints, pins).
  5. Serve as crowd control, making sure no passer-bys are in your wedding photos, or in the way of your ceremony.
  6. Help guests get home safely (call taxi).
  7. Organize couple’s paperwork, contracts, and keep copies on hand to make sure all vendors follow through.
  8. Come up with a colour scheme and theme.
  9. Clean stains/dirt in wedding gown.
  10. Steam wedding gown.
  11. Recommend a venue that fits your budget and ideas.
  12. Recommend DJ/band/entertainment.
  13. Oversees everything to make sure it runs on time.
  14. Recommend floral designers.
  15. Recommend décor designers.
  16. Set up details (place cards, menus, table numbers, seating chart)..
  17. Oversee and run the rehearsal.
  18. Help men attach boutonnières.
  19. Fix broken boutonnières.
  20. Fix fallen hems.
  21. Fix broken straps.
  22. Last minute prep and fluff of the bride before walking down the aisle.
  23. Oversees vendor set up.
  24. Brings all vendors together to make sure they are all working together on the same vision.
  25. Assists vendors (did they forget something, need directions, need water, need someone to hold their equipment).
  26. Designs floor plan for reception/ceremony.
  27. Set up “reserved” signs/aisle markers for ceremony.
  28. Supervises card box and lock it up securely in safe.
  29. Packs wedding gifts and any wedding supplies that need to go home at the end of the night in bridal suite.
  30. Helps with re-application of make-up/carry extra make up if needed.
  31. Deals with small medical issues such as, cuts, scrapes, allergies.
  32. Picks up forgotten items.
  33. Store items.
  34. Transport items from ceremony to reception.
  35. Check washrooms to make sure they are clean.
  36. Sews missing buttons, split dresses, broken bustles.
  37. Source vendors/items for last minute issues.
  38. Makes sure your guests are well taken care of.
  39. Helps with execution of food service/timing.
  40. Provides emotional support.
  41. Deals with small family issues and help mediate (Most wedding planner are not trained therapists, so there are limits to this).
  42. Reviews vendor contracts.
  43. Distributes final payments/gratuities.
  44. Finds last minute seating for guests that forgot to RSVP.
  45. Guides bridal party (how to hold bouquet for best photos, where to be, what to do).
  46. Cleans dirt from shoes/polish shoes
  47. Rolls lint from men’s suits.
  48. Fixes cake mishaps.
  49. Helps to determine/allocate budget/track budget.
  50. Meets with vendors for 2nd opinions.
  51. Orders/sources tents, outdoor toilets.
  52. Sources/arranges transportation-horse & carriages, limos, luxury cars, buses.
  53. Creates day of timeline for vendors.
  54. Creates day of detailed timeline to follow for bride and groom
  55. Helps to plan and schedule events, so they flow well and have enough allocated time.
  56. Suggests bridal gown stores and shows up for appointment (if the couple desires)
  57. Sources and makes appointments for hair and make-up artists.
  58. Helps you choose your music (although it is suggested that you do this with your DJ/Band).
  59. Touches base with vendors and address any concerns or issues.
  60. Informs all vendors of addresses and key phone numbers/reconfirm times.
  61. Helps with assigning seating (although it’s best to be done by the couple who know the guests individually and knows who should be sitting with whom).
  62. Bustles wedding gown.
  63. Books spa treatments.
  64. Books hotel blocks.
  65. Recommend and books honeymoon.
  66. Books guest travel.
  67. Assists and let you know proper etiquette.
  68. Sees potential issues before they happen, and suggest ways to avoid these issues.
  69. Helps family out with any issues.
  70. Tracks and manages food allergies while coordinating with chef.


The items that are on this list does not necessarily apply to every wedding or every Wedding Planner.

Photo by Rowell Photography

About Borghinvilla: With breathtaking views of the Caribbean sea, Borghinvilla is the perfect spot for couples looking for a unique, private and personalized wedding and event venue.  Located on the border of St.Ann and Trelawny Jamaica, Borghinvilla is centrally located to many of the hotels and resorts in the Montego Bay, Trelawny, Runaway Bay and Ocho  Rios areas.   This wedding and event venue is available year round to  host celebrations, vow renewals and other special events.   Boasting 2  acres of lush Jamaican flowers, plants and a stunning seaside cliff view of the Caribbean sea, this location is sure to impress!  You will love our mix of North American service standards mixed with the warm,  friendly service of Jamaicans.

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