If you are reading this article, you partner has probably popped the question and you have said ‘Yes’, and now you are faced with the exciting yet daunting task of planning your wedding, the biggest event of your life. But as a first-time bride-to-be, you must have many questions on your mind.
If you have these questions and more in your head, there is no need to worry. Let us help you. We have put together some of the most common wedding planning questions and answered them to help plan your wedding without a hitch.
How Early Should I Start Planning My Wedding?
You can start planning your wedding as early as you want! Keep in mind that it is never too early to start planning your wedding, but there is such a thing as starting too late. On average, a couple takes around six months to a year to plan their wedding, but if you already have a clear vision and know which vendors you’d like to engage for your wedding, you might not need as long a time.
Is A Wedding Stylist Or Planner Necessary?
If you are planning an intimate celebration at a cozy venue, or have a modest wedding budget, then perhaps hiring a stylist or planner is not the right choice for you.
If you are planning a big celebration at a spacious venue and have set aside a generous budget for décor, then hiring a planner or stylist will help lighten your load and allow you to focus on enjoying the wedding planning journey and being a bride.
How Do I Choose A Wedding Photographer? What Should I Look Out For?
Your wedding photos will be the only tangible moments of that day, which makes choosing the perfect wedding photographer all the more important. However, that task can be quite hard, especially with so many options available.
When it comes to choosing the right photographer for your wedding, you should always pay attention to three things:
- your preferred photography style
- the photographer’s portfolio
- your budget
Keep in mind that your wedding is an once-in-a-lifetime celebration, and you will know if a photographer is the right one for you when you feel comfortable including them.
Is Hiring A Wedding Videographer Necessary?
This question does not have a right or wrong answer because it all comes down to the couple’s personal preference and wedding budget. If you want to be able to re-live your wedding day through sight and sound, then you should hire a wedding videographer. A wedding videographer will be able to capture those precious, important moments on video so you can always immerse yourself in the joy of your big day. If the budget does not allow for it, use pictures to relive the moments and film something with your phone.