You just got engaged...first of all, CONGRATULATIONS! This is such a happy and exciting time for you, your partner, and your friends & families involved. If you're anything like us and like to plan ahead, you might be wondering what wedding vendors you need to start researching first and even more importantly, in what order!
We're here to give you our opinion on the first three vendors we think would be beneficial to hire initially.
THE WEDDING PLANNER. The planner is the frontline resource whose experience is invaluable in finding the best venue, assembling the best team, and optimizing your wedding budget. Hiring them first gives the couple an overarching support throughout the planning and production. Even if you have clear ideas of what you want, your planner is an expert in the field and will have ways of creating your dream ideas in the most efficient way possible!
THE VENUE. With the help of the planner, securing the venue is important. Planners often have worked at multiple venues in the area and will know what works well for certain weddings and what does not. This is hugely beneficial as just because a venue looks pretty, doesn't necessarily mean it's the perfect fit for you! The venue sets the stage for the whole celebration, so it's important to secure it next and lock in a date to begin researching the vendors to follow.
THE CATERER. Great food is consistently at the top of clients’ priority lists, so getting a caterer on board who has worked at the venue, has a full service team, and is passionate about great food is key! Some venues have full service caterers onsite already, but some venues you'll need to hire one familiar with offsite service. There's a wide variety of levels of quality when it comes to caterers and they specialize with different aspects. They'll not only be in charge of the food, but also set the tables, pour wine tableside, clear dirty dishes, and make sure your stations stay stocked!
Want to know who we'd recommend hiring next? Contact us today for a quote on how we can help you plan your dream wedding day!
Photography: Lela Spiva Photography
Planning, Design, Production & Officiant: Tan Weddings & Events
Rentals, Design & Styling: Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals
Venue & Catering: Park Winters
Florals: Bloom & Vine
DJ & Photobooth: DeBorba Events
Cake: Palette Cakes
Linens: BBJ/La Tavola
Videography: Jevin Films
HMUA: Kimmi Gustafson & Emily Danelle
Signage: Emily Murphey Designs
Transportation: MGM Limo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo NYC from Bella Bridesmaids
Bridal Dress: Pronovias from Grace & White Bridal
Hairpiece: Grace & White Bridal
Suits: The Black Tux
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