Most couples spend a year or more planning for their wedding day, and it gives them plenty of time to sample different vendors and settle for the best one. On the other hand, some couples find themselves working with a short timeframe that can make looking for available vendors a little problematic. However, you can achieve excellent results with good planning. Our Ultimate Wedding Planning Timeline and Checklist gives you tips on everything you need to consider to get a head start.
While the traditional wedding ceremony keeps evolving, with many couples customizing their big day, the wedding planning order is typically the same regardless of your timeline. Ideally, you should have the wedding day set before you start looking for your vendors so that you can book up the ones available on your date.
There are two types of wedding vendors that you should consider when planning your wedding. The first category is the critical vendors who can only take on one wedding a day, and you should secure a year in advance. These include wedding planners, photographer/videographer, caterer, band/ DJ, and wedding venue that need booking in advance.
The second category consists of vendors who can take up multiple clients simultaneously. They include the florist, cake baker, officiant, furniture rentals, wedding dress, hair/ make-up artists, wedding invitations, and others.