Congratulations you are engaged! After you have had time to process the excitment, and the magic of it all, it is now time to plan for your special day. The first thing you need to do is determine your budget. Once you know your budget you will be able to contact and begin getting quotes for venues. Things to consider when booking venues is what the weather will be like that time of year. If you want a beach wedding, would you prefer a wedding in November, or August? Both have their pros and cons. Weather may be cold in November, maybe hot in August. Usually in the summer you can save money on venues in Florida because of the heat.
The next thing that should be booked immediately after the venue is the wedding photographer. Ideally when booking a wedding photographer, see if they offer an engagment shoot so that you may work with them. It is always ideal to work with a photographer before your big day. Moreover, wedding photographers book up fast. At Lashes Photography it is not uncommon that our clients book us a year out for their wedding. For a reputable photographer this is probably the norm, so this should be one of your first decisions after choosing your venue.
From this point on you can begin hiring the other vendors such as DJ, catering, photo booths, caricature artists, and anything else you would like to see at your wedding. The sooner you are able to get the vendors out of the way, it makes everything so much easier, and enjoyable. Moreover, you can focus on the details of the wedding.
With the pressure away of the core aspects of the wedding set early, you can enjoy picking out the dress, selecting the bridal party, taking your time to go over what details will be in the reception hall.
A wedding is magic happening right before your very eyes. It is when two hearts become one. It is meant to be enjoyed. By planning early, you will be able to thoroughly be in the moment, and avoid the stress of planning the most important of your life.
At Lashes Photography we pride ourselves on our expertise and passion for wedding photography and videography. We hope to be part of your magical day.
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