02 - CHOOSING YOUR VENUE + HIRING VENDORS
Warning. You are about to meet a lot of potential vendors and we need a game plan. Venue always comes first as we need a date and a location before we can start to schedule the rest of our bookings. Be sure to also set up an email account exclusively for wedding business; now your quotes, contracts and rsvps are organized + accessible in one place - with the added bonus that you can delete it one day and be free of all the ads / promos and spam mail the internet has been sending you ;)
E-BOOK CHAPTER 02
Time to pick our team! These are the incredible wedding professionals who will help bring your wedding reveries to life. This step is a bit daunting and some even describe it as a series of first dates because you are going to meet for a lot of coffees. Don't fret, we got you, plus a number of tips and tricks to help you out along the way.
WORKSHEETS CHAPTER 02
CHOOSING YOUR VENUE + HIRING VENDORS
You've read the material and have been sleuthing Instagram - time to get to business and start scheduling those interviews. No procrastination - brew some coffee and dive right in.
WEDDING PLANNER / COORDINATOR
Whether you are looking for a Wedding Planner to help with all the details or simply a Day of Coordinator to manage event set up, we have a guide to help.
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUES
A standardized set of questions to help you find the perfect venue for your big day!
CATERER + SERVICE TEAM
If your venue does not have an in-house food and beverage team than it is important that you find a savvy catering group to look after the eats and drinks.
OFFICIANT / COMMISSIONER
In our humble opinion, finding your officiant is top priority - after all this is the incredible human who will marry you and it is important that you feel a genuine connection to them.
PHOTOGRAPHER + VIDEOGRAPHER
Another vendor not to procrastinate booking - remember these creatives typically book a year out so be sure to print off these questionnaires and devote some focus. Instagram is gold here as many will have samples of their work posted, if not here then definitely on their website.
DJ / LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
The crew that gets the hands going and brings the energy. During Covid times many couples are opting for a well thought out playlist and a house sound system, but when dances are allowed a savvy DJ really does elevate a wedding experience. They can read a crowd and are literally pro when it comes to filling the dance floor.
BAKER / SPECIALTY DESSERTS
Cupcakes, macaroons and sweets oh my! Weddings are all about a little indulgence and that means something delicious to enjoy for dessert. There are so many talented humans in this field and we hope this interview guide will help you find the perfect fit for you!
Can you imagine a wedding without flowers? Whether you are thinking fresh, faux or a blend of the two, we have put together a guide to help you source a terrific florist for your wedding day.
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST
No doubt you have envisioned yourself coming down the aisle since you were little and I big part of that reverie is how you will look. Getting ready is also one of the best parts of the wedding day and you will want a talented, professional crew to add to the experience.
Wedding stationary really is an art of its own. For those perfect prints and hand drawn calligraphy we recommend working through this questionnaire to help you find an artist to suit all your stationary and design needs.