Still wondering what you should know before your big walk down the aisle? Wouldn’t you love to learn from the years of combined experience your wedding vendors have had with last minute snafus and a million other things that can go incredibly right – and wrong – on a wedding day? Well, here are a few tips that wedding vendors want you to know, when it comes to really enjoying your one and only wedding day!
Enjoy the Moments, by Hiring People You Trust
Something every great vendor wants his or her couples to understand is that it’s so important that you hire an entire team you can trust. From your videographer to your cake baker, the wedding team will be working together to bring your wedding vision to life. This is a lot easier – and more successful – when all your wedding vendors are seasoned professionals, particularly if they’ve had the good fortune of working together in the past.
One simple way to configure a great team with natural chemistry is by asking your wedding venue for a list of recommended vendors!
This way you know you’re getting a team that you can trust!
Of course, this also means that in many cases it’s best to avoid the temptation to save money by outsourcing important wedding day jobs to friends or family with little to no-actual experience. Yes, your aunt might have a great camera, but if she doesn’t know how to properly light a dark reception hall, she’s probably not the best choice for your official wedding photographer. And even though your cousin always has beautiful flowers in her home, that doesn’t mean she knows how to create bouquets that can stand up to Texas heat.
Don’t Micro Manage; Don’t Even Answer Your Phone
Finally, when it comes to the wedding day itself, this is not the time to be micromanaging your friends or anyone else. In order to actually enjoy yourself, you should be able to delegate last-minute tasks to people other than yourself, preferably vendors you’ve hired rather than family members who also want to be present and in the moment.
This means handing off your phone to field last-minute requests for directions and other distractions. It also means having someone else put finishing touches on reception décor and flower choices.
So whether you hire a day-of coordinator, or rely on your wedding planner, make sure someone you trust can attend to last-minute wedding tasks. Your only job on your wedding day should be “going to the chapel,” and getting married!
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