5 Tips That None of Your Friends Knew About Wedding Planning

You got engaged to the person of your dreams and you and your family are looking forward to your wedding day at the church, hotel, country club that you have booked. Now, that is done, you are now looking for vendors to help you with your wedding. It’s not as hard as it seems if you follow our tips below.

1.) Hire Photography and Videography From The Same Company

Choosing a photographer and videographer from the same studio is often the better choice for many reasons including:

  • Shared Incentives and Accountability
  • Better Communication, Workflow & Positioning
  • The Common Shared Vision and Style
  • Fewer Contracts & Admin for a combined Photography and Videography Package
  • Wedding Photography and Videography Package Discounts
  • Hire Quality Vendors

2.) Hire Quality Vendors

Quality vendors can influence the flow of your day.  This is why we emphasize the importance of selecting the right vendors. You wouldn’t want a makeup artist showing up 2 hours late or a photographer with no wedding experience, would you? We suggest quality vendors to avoid the stress that may carry over into your wedding photos.

Hiring a wedding planner is a great way to make your planning process easier and allow you to enjoy your wedding day without any unnecessary distractions. Your wedding planner is there to handle any mishaps while you and your partner go unbothered. With so many vendor options it may be difficult to determine the right companies for your big day. Before hiring each vendor, do your research, check your venue’s preferred vendor list and most importantly, follow your instincts.

3.) Plan Enough Time for Hair & Make-up

Delays with hair and makeup can set the whole day behind.  Plan to finish the process well ahead of schedule, too often do we see brides rushing because of unexpected delays. Many great hair and makeup artists will create a schedule to follow during wedding preparations. Your creative team will typically ask for one hour to document final touch-ups, detail shots, and candid moments with your closest friends and family. Take a look at our Ideal Wedding Timeline to find out exactly how much photo time you should have set aside throughout the day.

4.) Officiant or Friend

All of us have great friends who are very dear and near to our hearts who are good public speakers. You have toyed with the idea of having your friend officiate your wedding. He or she went online and got the ordination to officially pronounce you husband and wife. Now, the day comes and your friend forgot to say his or her lines.

He or she forgot to do the ring exchange. Will this be something that you will just laugh about or will you regret about the decision that you had your friend officiate your wedding? We do not discourage your friend to be the officiant as long as this will not be his/her first few times to officiate a wedding. We understand that your friend will be more meaningful to officiate your wedding, nonetheless, you always have an officiant who has conducted weddings and are really great at their job.

Not all officiants are serious and will sound like a priest or a pastor. There are a lot of officiants that fits the need of their clients. They are outgoing, smart and witty, yet carries on the wedding for the benefit of the couple. There is no right or wrong in this case but in our experience, a professional will always be a better choice to pronounce you husband and wife.

5.) Cake or Dessert

Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey as the song goes. I guess, this shows our age. Nevertheless, we have worked with a lot of bakeries and they have always suggested that while a 4 tier cake will be better for the photos, sometimes it is not practical to have a huge cake for photo purposes.

They have always suggested to make a cake less than what your guest count is and make room for a dessert spread as this will always be a “hit” for your guests. Additionally, we have seen cakes that were left behind at the end of the reception. Dessert and Ice Cream bar is a great option for your wedding as they will make your guests happy and your reception will be the talk of the town for the months to come.

Let’s Make a Memory is a Los Angeles wedding photography and wedding videography studio. In addition, we photograph and film weddings in Orange County and San Diego County. As destination wedding photographers and videographers, we also travel to Las Vegas, Manila, and anywhere in the world to document your wedding.

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