Your Dream Team: Essential Wedding Vendors for Your Big Day

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Congratulations! You’re engaged and the wedding bells are on the horizon. But between the venue hunt and the never-ending to-do list, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here’s where your wedding vendor dream team comes in! These amazing professionals will not only take the stress off your shoulders, but also ensure every detail is flawlessly executed, creating a magical experience for you and your guests.

Wedding Planner/Coordinator
Consider your planner your wedding day fairy godmother (or godfather!). Planners and coordinator offer several different types of services, from being an extra set of hands on the day of to ensure everything goes off without a hitch, to planning and overseeing your entire event. This frees you up to relax and enjoy your special day. Ask us about out in-house coordination packages!

Photographer & Videographer
These skilled storytellers capture the precious moments, emotions, and laughter that make your wedding unique. From getting-ready candids to the first dance, they’ll translate your love story into breathtaking photos and videos you’ll cherish forever.

Food is a major part of your celebration! Your caterer will work with you to create a menu that reflects your taste and style, whether it’s a formal plated dinner or a laid-back buffet. They’ll take care of everything, from preparation and service to staffing and cleanup.

Flowers add a touch of beauty and elegance to any wedding. Your florist will design stunning bouquets and boutonnieres, centerpieces, and ceremony arrangements that match your chosen theme and color palette. Be sure to share your inspo photos with them!

DJ & Entertainment
A skilled DJ or entertainment company will keep the party going and create the soundtrack for your celebration! They’ll build a playlist that reflects your musical preferences and get your guests moving on the dance floor all night long. Ask us about our in-house DJ services!

This is the person who legally marries you. They can be a pastor, ordained minister, or even just a family member (who can become ordained online!) and will personalize the ceremony to reflect your beliefs, values, and love.

Hair and Makeup Artist
Look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day! A professional hair and makeup artist will create a stunning look that complements your wedding attire and makes you feel confident and radiant. It’s important to do your research and find an artist that fits your preferred style. Don’t forget to set up a hair & makeup trial to get your look just right before the real thing!

Bonus Vendors for an Extra Special Touch:

Why is this a bonus? Depending on your preferences, a caterer can sometimes provide the dessert for your wedding. However, if you’re wanting a custom wedding cake or dessert table that will really wow your guests, opt for a dedicated baker! They’ll craft a delicious and visually stunning work of art that reflects your theme and flavor preferences.

Rental Company
Rental companies offer a variety of decor, from elevated seating and unique reception tables to vintage lounge furniture and elegant place settings. Why rentals? First, you won’t have to purchase your decor, which usually means you also won’t need to find a way to transport it! Second, these designers are pros and can help you put together decor in a way that you’re sure to love.

If you’re looking for something more than just a mass-printed template-based invitation, consider hiring a stationer. From elegant invitations to save-the-dates, a stationer will design and print beautiful paper products that set the tone for your wedding in a way that’s uniquely you.

Ensure a smooth and stylish arrival for you and your wedding party. From classic limos to vintage buses, transportation companies offer a variety of options to fit your needs and budget.

Remember, this is just a starting point! The specific vendors you choose will depend on your unique vision and budget. Do your research, interview potential vendors to find the perfect fit, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! With your dream team by your side, you can relax, enjoy the planning process, and know that your wedding will be a truly unforgettable celebration.

Our team can connect you with trusted local vendors – start your journey to a stress-free wedding day here!

Photo by Corrina Nicole Photography

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