So you’ve got your planner, your venue….and a date book your Officiant (without them it’s one big party).  Here’s a great read on attaining your marriage license. 

What’s next you ask?

·         Entertainment, memories and professional hair and make-up should be the next vendors because they can only be at one wedding at a time. 

Remember your entertainment will be your ultimate host.  They will set the tone for your event.  Make sure they are comfortable speaking in public and remember there is a HUGE difference between weddings and other events or DJing at a night club.  Make sure the Emcee can speak equinity and understands fully the atmosphere you want to portray on the most special day of your life.

o   Start thinking if you want live musicians at the ceremony greeting your guests as they arrive. 

o   Will your DJ provide a sound system and microphones for the ceremony? 

o   What type of music do you want played during cocktail hour? 

o   Are you planning on dinner music? 

o   What kind of reception do you want (party vs. laid back)? 

o   Do they provide any lighting?

Here’s some ideas for songs for dances.

At the end of the day all you will be left with are the memories.  You will thank us in the years to come when you can share photos and the video of your vows and first dance with your kids or even loved ones that can’t be present that day. 

o   Look at several photographers and videographers’ websites, social media accounts and ask to meet in person so you can feel albums and look at prints. 

o   Remember to include guest signing books, engagement photos, bridal portraits (if you choose), videos to be played during the reception or parents books to give them after the wedding.

o   Ask about creating customized packages to meet the needs of your budget.  However, remember their prices are set per their quality of service, years of experience and quality of their product.  There are several phenomenal photographers and videographers out there and you will find a great fit for your big day. 
Questions to ask your photographer and tips when considering your photographer. (photo provided my Michelle Robinson photography)

Don’t forget about your make-up and hair.  Once your memories are secured, pick out the team that is going to make you look the best you’ve ever looked.  You want to look great 50-100 feet away.  Those teams will know just how to create that! 

o   We highly recommend having a professional team take care of all the ladies so they will look their best in professional photos and video. 

o   Professionals will know how to make sure your make-up and hair stay looking good all day! 

o   Plus, you or your wedding party (or mom) may not be used to wearing make-up every day and a professional will know how to apply it and still keep it natural.
Questions to ask your make-up artist.

Wedding Wishes & Hugs~