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Vendor Priority

Let's talk about vendors and their booking order...
Wedding vendors are the professionals that you hire for your wedding ceremony and reception. Sometimes these vendors will also help you with pre-wedding events (engagement parties, engagement photos, bridal shower caterer, etc). They are your reference guides, your sounding boards, and are there to look out for your best interests. What that said, let's get started!

Priority #1:

Planner. Research, interview, and hire your wedding planner

Officiant. This is the person who will officiate your ceremony. Contact this person now to make sure that they are available and willing (especially if it is a Pastor, Reverend, Bishop, Priest..due to Church obligations).

Photographer. Great photographers are hard to find and even harder to book! If you have a specific photographer in mind, call them now. Don't forget to review their portfolio to ensure that their photographic style matches yours.You may also check out their videographer work, if applicable.

Caterer. Caterers tend to book up fast because they work several occasions all year long. Research, interview, taste test, review testimonies, and hire your caterer. Be sure to have a pre-set food budget in mind before attending any meetings.

Band/Singer/Deejay. They are the people who keeps the party going so you want to book early to reserve your space. Be sure to review your contract regarding hours of service, overtime fees, attire, meal requests, and set-up/strike times.

Priority #2:

Florist. Are you looking for a florist or a floral designer? Be open to all options that they present to you. You may be introduced to some ideas that you have not thought of. Don't forget to have a pre-set budget in mind!

Cake Baker. Start looking at pictures of cakes and save your favorites. Research, interview, taste test, and hire your cake baker. Budget is important here..the more elaborate your cake(s), the higher the cost due to labor and supplies.

Priority #3:

Stationer. This person (or company) will design all of your stationery needs. {Invitations, Thank You Cards, Maps, Save the Date cards, Reply cards}

Rentals. Depending on the number of guests (don't forget to include your wedding party) how many chair covers will you need? Bows? Table linens? Reserve your rentals and check the delivery schedule. Will they arrive in time or do you need to pay an expedited shipping fee?

Research the Internet (like you are doing right now, LOL), get recommendations, interview, and stay within budget.

For planning assistance give Kiss and Tell Weddings a call        (405-309-9311) or contact us here! We look forwarding to working with you!




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