Planning your perfect wedding involves a million and one decisions to be made. There’s so much to organise before the big day, just thinking about it can make anyone feel overwhelmed.

Brides, no one expects you to do it all on your own. Any seasoned planner will tell you that you should never be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help doesn’t mean you let others decide for you. It only means delegating tasks (which we’re obviously big fans of!) to make the wedding planning process a lot less stressful. The final decisions should still rest on you and your groom.

So, who should you ask for help in planning your wedding?

Parents
Look to your parents for support and advice. Consulting them on some of the details, like who to include in the guest list, shows your respect and appreciation of their opinions and makes them feel like they’re a part of the wedding.

Groom
Since he is also getting married, your husband-to-be should be involved in major decisions, like the budget, date and venue. A wedding reflects the couple’s personality, so let your groom chime in on details he’s comfortable with. He might enjoy an active role in choosing the food and music for this special occasion.

Family and Friends
It’s not a good idea to have too many people helping out with the planning. There’s bound to be clashes due to differences in tastes and opinions. You don’t want relationships to suffer especially during this time. So pick just 1 – 2 friends or family members, those who know you inside out and whom you trust absolutely, to help you with the wedding details. You can rely on this group of confidantes to tell you honestly if he or she agrees with your choices or if you’ve gone overboard with the planning and have somehow transformed into a bridezilla. And then, because this person knows you so well, he or she is the only one who will call you out on your behaviour and help manage others in the wedding party for you during this stressful time.

Wedding Planner
The internet (thank you Pinterest) has given us a lot of ideas for weddings, but there’s just too much information out there that makes the whole planning process seem more complicated and time-consuming. Wedding planners are needed more than ever to help a couple navigate the vast world of wedding vendors. It’s important to find one who understands your vision for your wedding. Their services may include event planning and management, finding a venue, sourcing suppliers, and giving creative advice. You can request your wedding planner to do as much or as little as you want.

Hiring a wedding planner may cost you, but a good planner should be able to negotiate better rates and recommend reliable suppliers. If you’re looking for a wedding planner, check out Delegate’s current roster.

Wedding planning is a lot of work. Doing the whole process with people you can trust will save you a lot of time, and reward you with a one-of-a-kind wedding that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.