From florists to cake makers to photographers, the best way to ensure that you're working with true professionals that "get you" is to sit down and meet with them, the old-fashioned way: face-to-face.
More excellent tips from the wedding pros on planning:
-Meet your photographer. Even if you've fallen in love with a photographer's style, make sure you also like the actual photographer. You'll be spending a lot of time together on your wedding day, after all!