Who do I hire first?

Congratulations on your engagement! While this is undoubtedly an exciting time in your life, many newly engaged couples are overwhelmed with the process of actually planning the wedding. What kind of wedding do we want? Where should we have it? What should I do first, hire a DJ, go wedding dress shopping, or plan the honeymoon?

That’s where a good wedding planner comes in. At the risk of sounding self-serving, a wedding planner should be your first hire, because helping you figure all that other stuff out? That’s what we do. We help you figure out exactly what kind of wedding you want, direct you to the best venues, then help you find all the other pieces you need. A wedding planner can save you hours and hours of legwork, which in the long run, saves you time, money, and stress.

Once we have you booked, then we look at vendors that can only deal with one wedding per day, and thus book out further in advance. Obviously the first on the list would be a venue. But this group also includes photographers, videographers, band or DJ, makeup and hair stylists, etc. This is also time to pick out a wedding dress as these often take several months to order and alter.

After that we look at vendors who can provide for more than one wedding a day, which means they don’t book out as far ahead. This would be things like caterers, florists, bakeries, etc. It’s also time to pick out bridemaids dresses and order invitations.

Don’t forget that part of our wedding planning service means that we are also there the day of your wedding, making sure all of the plans made in the previous months are smoothly set into motion. We coordinate with all the vendors and rental companies, ensuring the venue looks beautiful and ready for your grand entrance. It also means that you and your family don’t have to worry about anything but getting ready and spending time with each other.

Making sure the wedding goes smoothly from start to finish is why a wedding planner should be the first person you hire!

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