05 Jul Wedding Planning Resources and Tips
Wedding Planning Resources & Tips from Sara Kauss Photography and Wedding Wire
Planning your wedding is such an exciting time! You have all the Pinterest boards, been thinking about dresses and flowers since you were little, and you have a beautiful vision on your head. Now, where do you begin bringing it all to life? Thankfully there are a ton of wedding planning resources, and friends like us, who can help you with the process!
The first thing to consider is hiring a wedding planner. We understand this may not be in the budget, but if you can swing it, this is a huge help! There are so many moving parts of a wedding to consider, from planning to the wedding day itself. Just on the wedding day, think about who will coordinate the tables and chairs to arrive? Who will usher your guests from ceremony to reception? Who will be in charge of making sure the trash is being picked up during the evening? (You’d be surprised how even the sweetest of humans are pretty messy when it comes to outdoor shindigs!) These are just a few elements to consider, and if your venue is more DIY like this one at Lucky Old Sun Ranch, there will be a lot more vendors and schedules to coordinate.
Coordinating with your photographer will also be a huge help to determine the timeline of the wedding day itself. When should my hair and makeup be finished? When should the bridesmaids be in their dresses? How much time should we leave for a first look? An experienced photographer can help you determine all of these factors so that your wedding day photographs run smoothly and without stress! When the day is over, the cake has been eaten, and the flowers have wilted, your photographs will preserve all of those detail and memories, so give them high priority on your list!
With all that being said, don’t be overwhelmed! Start early. Ideally, 12 months before your wedding you will be deciding on important vendors like your photographer, venue, planner, and hair and makeup. Shortly after that, it’s time to hire your videographer, florist, and caterer.
Do you have a specific question about wedding planning resources or timeline details? Pick our brain, we would LOVE to help! With more than a decade of experience and photographing weddings all over the world, we have learned a thing or two about this whole wedding thing! Shoot us an email, write us on Facebook, tag us on Instagram, send a carrier pigeon, comment below!
When it comes to industry experts, Wedding Wire is an amazing place for wedding planning resources! From venue searches to planning checklists, you can find a ton of helpful (and free!) tools. Check out the infographic below that shows when to hire who, print it and keep it on your fridge! Goodluck, and most importantly have FUN!