Aaron & Rachel
Hi there! We are Aaron and Rachel, a husband and wife photography team that also offer the perfect venue for any celebration. Here we want to share our advice about planning and capturing your perfect event!
Planning your wedding is like putting together many pieces of a puzzle. With each jigsaw piece, a new vision or thought emerges. And the wedding vendors are the people who help you bring each piece to life. So, booking trustworthy professionals and vendors who can execute your wedding is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, many people don’t know where to start.
If you can relate to this, don’t panic we have you covered here. This article can be your ultimate planning guide.
As mentioned, planning a wedding is a cumbersome task. Especially if your professional responsibilities often keep you busy. It is always better to start planning at least nine to ten months before your wedding celebrations start.
Take a look at this timeline to start planning your big day.
This is no doubt one of the most important steps when planning anything in life that requires a substantial investment. Begin with determining how much you are going to spend on your wedding. If possible, make a rough budget draft of total spending and estimation.
Head counting is something you might need to do throughout your wedding planning process. Knowing the correct number of guests is important to organize everything from venue to caterer accordingly.
Make a wedding binder and keep the contact information of bands, DJs, florists, photographers, and caters who you want to consider hiring.
If you are having your wedding during the peak season, finding and booking the right wedding planner will become difficult. Plus, if you are looking for hiring a full-service planner who can assist you in the entire process, it is best to hire him/her at least nine months before.
In case you did not realize it before, your wedding date actually depends upon your wedding venue. That means until you book your wedding venue, you cannot officially set a wedding date. Booking a venue for your wedding ceremony and/or reception as soon as possible will save you a lot of hassle. Depending on the venue, you might get certain vendors included in the package.
Undoubtedly, wedding photography has a big role to play in making your big day memorable. You must have enough time to choose a wedding photographer who suits your event needs, wedding style, and budget. Likewise, consider adding a photo booth for your event. It can be a fun way to allow your guests to create memories of your amazing day. Make sure to book professional services that cover your requirements and offer exciting add-ons to complete your photo booth experience.
We would love to be the photographers that make your day more personal and special by incorporating your ideas and style. Feel free to look at our wedding page for the most suitable photography package for your needs.
Going back to the eight-month stage before your wedding, if you want to book a videographer to record your big day and create a film of essential moments, it is important to book them early to allow him/her do some research on your love story and meet your expectations.
If the wedding venue does not provide a caterer, you need to hire an outside caterer at least four to five months before the wedding. Hiring a caterer early will help you decide the serving style and specific menu of your wedding.
These are some last to-do important tasks. But this does not mean you should delay them till the last week of your wedding.
Hire a good DJ or wedding band for a great reception ambiance. If your wedding invitees include out-of-the-town guests, make bookings for their accommodation accordingly.
You also need to set time aside for your wedding dress. You need time to select, order, and make alterations to your wedding dress. Not to mention, you may require multiple trials before finalizing the very special outfit.
Overall, following this wedding timeline will not only help you organize but enjoy the process of planning your big day.