My husband and I were married in Seattle in 2008. We used a wedding planner who gave us some great advice - don't choose any wedding vendor who you wouldn't want to invite over to your house for dinner. It ended up being some excellent advice!
I've compiled a list of some of our wedding planning "pearls", which I've been sending out to some newly engaged friends recently upon request. One friend recommended that I post this to the Knot for other Seattle brides!
Congratulations and Happy Planning!