When it comes to your wedding day, nothing should be too much for you. Your aim is to have the best event you can afford. This means that everything goes perfectly without you having to stress too much over it. What most people overlook, is that sometimes it is best to hire professionals who can handle all the different aspects of your wedding, and who will manage it a lot better than you would. It should be all about you and your partner, and not about having to handle unexpected emergencies or running around making sure everything goes according to plan. You should be able to just show up and have an unforgettable wedding and put the details in the hands of your hired professionals.
There are a few professionals that you can refer to in helping you set up, and be involved in your wedding that you can consider:
First and foremost, plan to hire a professional wedding planner or event coordinator. These events are literally about making decisions between different things constantly; locations, indoor or outdoor, photographers, DJs vs. live band as well as what type of cake; it is a never-ending list. To help you get through the crazy stress of having to make decisions and manage these details, hire a professional to take you through all these steps to ensure this wedding is a dream rather than a nightmare.
Keep in mind there are different types of planners, such as full time ones that handle your wedding from A-Z and everything in between; a part-time planner that costs less and handles only the major requirements that you agree on beforehand, an event coordinator who manages the day of the event, but doesn’t get involved in any decision making or vendor selection, designer only planners who create the decorations, and destination wedding planners if you decide to have your special day at a destination city, usually a beach getaway.
For a traditional wedding, a full-time planner will help you plan everything from start to finish. This is the person who will take on the full responsibility of managing your wedding to ensure you don’t have to worry about the details. They keep the event within your set budget, manage the timeline of the event and order management, recommend and hire vendors, create and help with the theme and decorations, and most importantly, help you decide and book wedding venues. They will set up days for food selection, cake tasting, color palette choices, to seating arrangements. Full-on planners will help arrange everything from your guests and who to invite, invitations, handling responses to RSVPs, lightening, flower arrangements, catering management, confirming with entertainment, and organizing and managing the wedding on the day of; so, you can be worry-free and attend your wedding.
Every wedding has to have great entertainment at the heart of it. This is what makes your special day fun and memorable to you and your guests for months to come. You can find many show options such as DJ, Live Bands and even classical orchestra group if you wish. In our opinion, the best option is to always go for live music bands. With the help of these experts, your wedding will have the music you love, and a band that can read a room and interact with your guests, as well as hype them up and involves them in dancing to make your wedding a fun and lively event. The presence of a live performance is not the same as having a playlist of songs. Even if you’ve hired a highly reviewed DJ who will be playing your favorite songs, it will not have the same excitement as seeing members of the band interact with you directly while performing. When a room full of guests starts dancing, this will increase the levels of excitement which in turn, creates the happy buzz that makes everyone enjoy their time. With live bands, they feed off this energy and react to your guests by personalizing the songs, accepting requests, adjusting the tunes to match the mood and will be sure to provide you with the best level of entertainment without any issues.
Should you hire a professional wedding photographer? Yes, if you can afford to do it. When you rely on friends and family to take photographs, you can end up regretting that decision later. Either no photos will be taken by a forgetful family member or you will have no idea how the shots and the clarity of the photos will turn out when it is not done by a professional. Your friends might forget to take the pictures or some people might be left out of the photos altogether.
To have some idea of what your photos will look like, have a list of the shots you want to have. You don’t want to end up with photos and shots that you don’t like or did not want. Or worse yet, don’t showcase the venue, don’t include all the guests, or the amazing wedding cake. A good photographer should have a worksheet for you to fill out that lets them know who you want photos of, and what poses and pictures are important to you. They will sit with you and plan out your storyboard of family photos and scenic spots that you want to be photographed in. A professional will be there on your wedding day with their camera equipment and lighting kit ready to take the photos, follow your direction and will send the photos back to you in a timely manner.
With the combination of these professionals working together on making your wedding day special, you will be sure to have an amazing, stress and problem-free event that will be extremely organized, and playing amazing music that will have your guests dancing all night. To top it off, you will have wedding pictures that will be shot exactly how you always imagined and which will be cherished forever by you and your partner.