The Wedding Planner, inc. is a personalized full-service consulting company aimed at creating a wedding that reflects your style, your relationship, your sensibilities and your sense of spirit. Allow us to help you have the fairytale wedding you have imagined…the day you both will always remember and your guests will never forget.


The Wedding Planner was recognized by WedLuxe Magazine for discerning quality, exuberance of artistry and style, and as an elite trendsetter in Canada’s wedding industry as a member of The WedLuxe Glitterati. The Wedding Planner has also been chosen as one of the hand-picked few to appear in Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book, was named one of the top event planners in Canada by, and is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and the International Special Events Society.


Whether you want to be hands-on the whole way through, hand off everything but the “fun bits” or tell us “make it pretty, we’ll show up” we can make that happen. A wedding consultant is an essential element of a well-planned affair. Being experienced in negotiating contracts with caterers, florists, photographers, and other suppliers, the wedding planner saves you valuable time and money. We can take advantage of discounts not available to private parties and avoid costly mistakes, while turning your dreams into reality.


The average wedding can take more than 250 hours to plan. With today's hectic lifestyles, you may not have time to compare all the options, make sure you get the best deals, and ensure all the details are in place. Our training, knowledge, and experience will turn your dreams and expectations into reality. We want you to host a beautiful and distinctive event with no worries.


While we are delighted by the latest design trends, bonkers for budget spreadsheets, and are more than a little taken with timelines (we’ve even been told on countless occasions by clients and other vendors that our events run with military precision), more than anything we love building relationships with our clients. Whether we’re planning and carrying out every detail of your wedding from choosing the colour palette to licking the stamps on your invitations or simply providing a few hours of consulting – we want to enjoy the process of working with you and most importantly we want you to love the process of working with us.


Create your day with a professional wedding consultant with international experience trained to see to your every need. From the planning process to the last dance, The Wedding Planner team will offer well-researched vendor choices and innovative ideas based on your needs. At The Wedding Planner, inc. it is our mission to do whatever it takes to ensure your day runs smoothly, alleviating the stress and anxiety so you can relax and have a joyous and romantic day.



lisa hanslip


Lisa Hanslip, MA, CSEP, is an event designer, renowned etiquette expert, certified wedding consultant and owner of The Wedding Planner, Inc. Lisa brings experience from Canada, the US, Europe and beyond to every event, combined with a reputation for quality, professionalism and meticulous attention to detail.

Lisa has been a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the International Special Events Society (ISES) for over a decade and completed terms serving as the President-Elect, the President and the immediate Past-President of the ISES Calgary Chapter as well as two terms on the ISES Canada Board.

Lisa has been featured on CTV's Good Morning Canada, CBC's Radio One, CTS's Top Story, Global TV Evening News, and quoted in publications such as Wedding Bells, Avenue, The Calgary Sun, The Edmonton Journal and The Montreal Gazette. Lisa has written for various publications and her wedding etiquette column "I Do, But Don't..." appeared regularly in The Calgary Herald on the Love Stories page. She also did all the planning of "Two Strangers and a Wedding" for Energy 101.5 - the first time this exciting social experiment has occurred in Canada.

Lisa has resided in Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Valencia, Brussels, London and Toronto (among others). Lisa has a BA from Pepperdine University and an MA from Emerson, as well as numerous other diplomas and certifications, including Certified Special Events Professional® (CSEP). Lisa is currently pursuing a PhD in Communication & Culture at the University of Calgary.

Lisa regularly travels to the US, UK, Italy, France & Australia to stay abreast of what's hot, new & stylish – and her 20 years of international experience make her an industry expert uniquely qualified to create an event that truly sets the standard.


Lisa with celebrity party planner and lifestyle guru Colin Cowie

Lisa with celebrity party planner & lifestyle guru Colin Cowie

Lisa with celebrity event designer Preston Bailey

Lisa with celebrity event designer Preston Bailey

Lisa at 2 Strangers & A Wedding

Lisa at 2 Strangers & A Wedding





Internation Special Events Society Member Association of Bridal Consultants Member
Style Me Pretty - Little Black Book Certified Wedding Chicks Preferred Vendor
Member of the International Special Events Society
Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants
Little Black Book Certified
The Wedding Chicks Preferred Vendor


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