As soon as you get engaged the very first thing you should do is hire a wedding planner! I know I am biased, but a wedding planner can truly make all the difference. They become your right hand person by helping you bring your vision to life and make the whole planning process easier by helping you every step of the way. Sometimes in an overly saturated wedding market it is hard to weed out the good vendors from the bad, or even the great vendors from the average. Your wedding planner has worked with countless vendors and can help you find the florist with the right style aesthetic for your wedding design or the photographer with natural lighting expertise. They can let you know when vendor estimates are fair or when you are being taken advantage of. They can warn you if that beautiful wedding venue is the right fit for you or if they will not allow that floral chandelier that you are dead set on having. Sometimes we are just a friend to talk to when you and your mother cannot agree on a dress. Think of your wedding planner as a “wedding Attorney”. While we can’t actually give you legal advice, we can look after you and protect you to ensure that your event is flawlessly executed. In particular, we can help you ensure that you get the right photographer, florist, and caterer for your big day.
Imagine this: you have spent countless hours planning your dream wedding and it could not have been more beautiful! You could not be happier with everything you accomplished and are anxiously awaiting the photos. The day comes when the photos arrive and you tear through the gallery. You burst into tears when you realize your photographer only got one photo of you and your new husband, they did not capture any of the details or they poorly edited every photo. I cannot begin to emphasize the importance of booking a good photographer! Your photos capture your day. When the last piece of cake is gone and the flowers have all wilted, your photos and memories are all you have left to remember that day and if you did not book a good photographer it can be devastating.
A lush, fresh beautiful display of flowers can really make your event! Booking an experienced and well-priced florist with a good eye can take your wedding to a whole other level. They can help you incorporate unique floral details that help set your wedding apart from all of the other weddings your guests will attend this season. They create pieces that are memorable - from your centerpieces to your bouquet. It is so much more then throwing some flowers in a vase.
We have all heard that saying a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Well, this is only half true. Women love good food too! Chocolate anyone? You can cover every last detail in your wedding planning process and that one bad meatball is what they will remember. Feed your guests and feed them well. Schedule a tasting with a few caterers and find one that gives as much attention to the plating and display of their food to the as to the taste of their menu.
Planning a wedding is a full time job, but remember to have fun with it too! You only get to experience this once. If you follow these steps I know you will be well on your way to creating the perfect day.
Congratulations and Good Luck!