Did you just get engaged or are you already into wedding planning ? Every bride or wedding planner who has been through this process, will agree that this is a whole lot of work. When planning for the big day, there are things that are nice to know but there also things that you NEED to know. Through this article, I will guide you through the planning process by helping you ask yourself the right questions to find the right venue, the right photographer and wedding vendor.
What are the questions to ask yourself?
Answer those questions together with your partner. While finding out the answer, you will discover beautiful things and be able to work out your preferences.
For choosing a venue/reception
- Where did you meet?
- What did you do on your first date?
- Where did you like to go as kids?
- Where did you go on vacation together?
- What is your favorite time of the year?
- What’s your go-to food?
- What are your hobbies?
- How will you describe your dream date night?
- What’s your favorite quote?
- What’s your favorite restaurant?
- Do you both share a guilty pleasure?
Pondering over the ceremony details
- What are your favorite colors?
- Which kind of flowers do you like?
- What song moves you?
- Are you an animal lover? Do you have a dog? He can be your ring bearer!
For choosing a wedding photographer
- Do you want a lifetime memory?
- What’s your favorite photography style?
- Will you like both romantic and fun photos?
- What photos are a must to you (parents, bridesmaids, first look, portraits, trash the dress etc…)?
- Do you want a photographer willing to take your ideas in consideration?
Tricks for easing your wedding planning
- Create an email account specifically for your wedding planning.
- Get inspired on the web but do not make quick decisions.
- Attend bridal shows for inspiration.
- Look for a portfolio to determine if it’s worth meeting with a potential vendor.
- Don’t just tell your vendor (ex: wedding photographer) what you would like but also what you don’t like.
- Plan goodies and activity books to entertain squirmy kids.