Putting together the perfect team to help your wedding dreams come true may sound like an unmanageable task. Wedding planning is such a personal process and every detail has to perfectly reflect your style. We have some tips to help you navigate through this process.
Mark Your Calendars
This is the first step to ensure smooth wedding planning. Having a set date is crucial to the entire process as everyone involved in your creative team will need to sync their schedules around this date. Start out by booking your venue and work from there.
Set a Realistic Budget
Allowing a realistic budget for your big day will set you up for success and reduce some wedding-planning stress. Take some time to prioritize your must-haves! You may opt to enhance your guests’ experience with an open bar or appetizers instead of displaying big, elaborate centerpieces.
Capturing Unforgettable Moments
Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words. You will not want to miss the chance to have stunning pictures to look back on and share with family for years to come. Ask your friends, family or even your venue for recommendations on photographers they have previously worked with. Take a look at their portfolios to see whose style and personality best matches your vision. Many photographers have customizable packages, depending on the amount of time and number of images you’d prefer. It is common for wedding photographers to include the option for a second shooter in their packaging. An extra set of hands on deck means more widespread coverage and angles to document your day.
Just like photography, videography is an art. Each professional has their own approach to how they make their videos. Make sure you pick one that is familiar with and even embraces the style you are wanting. Keeping your videographer informed on the type of venue you are using (indoor or outdoor) will help determine if they are a good fit. Would you prefer documentary-style coverage of your big day, or a more creative, interactive style of video? What kind of packaged end-product are you looking for – clips or an edited film? Do you think a second shooter would be valuable? Have you considered adding a magical touch to your wedding video with drone footage? These are all valuable questions to consider.
Get Groovy on the Dance Floor
Let’s not forget about one of the most important aspects of your wedding party – the beats! The best way to find the perfect DJ or band to play at your wedding is to ask which local artists offer demos of their work or mini “concerts” where they can show off their skills. Be sure you ask any DJs or bands how they interact with the crowd – do they like to mingle with the guests? Having this information is important because in many cases, the DJ, band or musician can really drive your reception as an emcee.
Once you have narrowed it down to a couple choices, ask if they would be able to accommodate your venue’s layout and available features. Maybe you have a specific playlist in mind for your reception – be sure to specify this ahead of time!
Picking the Perfect Blooms
The perfect flowers will set the tone for your ceremony and reception. Once you have selected your ideal flower style, like a combination of colorful exotic amaryllis or classic red roses, you are ready to present your ideas to florists.
Wedding coordinators often have great connections with local florists if you don’t already have someone in mind. They have likely seen many beautiful weddings with unique floral themes and arrangements so their expertise can be of great help.
Let Hermann Hill host your dream wedding! Our wedding coordinators will make sure your ceremony and reception are flawless by helping your entire creative team work in synchrony. Our breathtaking River Bluff views will make for stunning videos, photographs and drone footage. Your special day will be nothing short of amazing so book your tour today.