Choosing the Best Wedding Vendors for Your Special Day
Congratulations! You just made one of the biggest decisions for your wedding…you picked your venue! Now it’s time to start the vendor search. While there are endless vendor options, make sure you choose the best one for you and your vision. Do your homework and meet your vendors before signing the contract to make sure they are the right fit for you. Before you start your search, check with your venue for a list of required or recommended vendors to guide you in your selection process.
Choosing the Right Caterer for Your Wedding
The best advice I can give is to select your caterer first. Most caterers have a maximum number of events they can do in one day, and you don’t want to miss out on amazing food and service because you waited a little too long.
Delicious Dessert Options: Wedding Cake or Dessert Table?
When it comes to desserts, decide whether you want a traditional wedding cake or a diverse dessert table filled with cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and more. Schedule tastings to make the best choice.
Creating the Perfect Wedding Atmosphere with Music
Another big decision… do you want a DJ or a live band? The vendor you select will keep the party going, so make sure you pick someone who understands what music you like and can keep their energy up for the whole night.
Capturing Precious Moments: How to Choose the Right Photographer
Social media is your best friend when searching for a photographer. You can find some amazing, and not so amazing, photographers by simply looking at their Instagram.
Blooms for Your Big Day: Decisions to Make
First decide if you would like real, artificial, or even wooden flowers. Then decide what you would like the flowers for. Some flowers you may want to include are bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, and other décor pieces.
Choosing an Officiant: A Personal Touch to Your Ceremony
Expert tip… You do not need to hire someone you have never met to marry you. Pick someone special that knows you and have them become ordained online; it’s easy!
Making Transportation Plans for Your Guests
Some venues have on-site parking or valet services, but you may want to consider other options for your guest’s transportation. Whether that is a shuttle, limo, or party bus, make sure you inform your guests of the best options for transportation to and from your wedding.
Exploring Other Essential Wedding Services
- Beauty: Hair and makeup artist
- Attire: Wedding gown and tuxedos
- Videography: Capturing Your Special Moments on Film
- Decoration: Enhancing Your Wedding Aesthetic
- Planning: Wedding coordinator/planner
As you embark on your journey to select wedding vendors, remember that each one plays a vital role in creating the wedding of your dreams. Take your time, research thoroughly, and meet with potential vendors to ensure they align with your vision. With careful planning and the right vendors, your special day will be nothing short of perfect.
Written by Sam Haywood