Wouldn’t it be wonderful if weddings just planned themselves and automatically included everything you ever wanted? So what do you do when your bank account can’t accommodate your wedding fantasy? The natural inclination is to cut corners wherever you can. Sometimes it’s enough just to pare down your guest list or switch from a formal seated dinner to an hors d’oeuvres reception. But more often than not, you assume that staying within your budget means cutting back completely on professional services. But the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” really comes into play here. Skimp on services and you could easily end up paying a big price anyway: lots of headaches and a wedding that’s memorable for all the wrong reasons. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, so why plan it all alone? Hiring professional vendors, such as wedding planners, florist, photography, DJ or caterer, can make the process easy, organized, stress free and enjoyable!
While it is certainly possible to plan your own wedding, you should keep in mind that the engagement time leading up to your wedding should also be treasured and enjoyed. Rather than spending your time researching and worrying about all the little details that come with planning a wedding, why not hire a planner who is paid to organize all the details and make your dream wedding come to life? The truth is, wedding planners can actually save you money in the long run because they already know the vendors and are familiar with the vendors that are professional and those that might not be. They also know what things costs, so you do not have to worry about estimates that you don’t understand or ones that might be inflated and even find any hidden fees. DJs, florist, photographers and venues also appreciate couples who have a wedding planner by their side because it gives them a point person to work with on the wedding day. This allows the couple to enjoy their special day.
These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it’s mastered by few. When it comes to those once-in-a-lifetime moments—when you’ve got one shot at getting it right—you better make sure the person behind the camera is a pro. A proven professional photographer that is. There is no shortcut to experience, and you take a tremendous gamble with a first-timer or inexperienced photographer not knowing what to do at various points during your event or shoot. Those in the professional photography world would have a lot of experience to draw from; they know intuitively to take extra shots of crucial moments in case anyone blinks or has an awkward expression. They know the ins and outs of posing and can make subjects look natural in their settings. They anticipate angles and approaches for each scene and have experience in guiding groups of every sizes, interacting fluidly to achieve the desired results. They are working for you and they are invested in your satisfaction. We also recommend to check out websites for reviews and gallery portfolio; look for consistency, technical skills,unique artistry and professionalism. Just about anyone can take a good picture every now and then. But when life’s biggest moments are unfolding and there’s just one chance to capture that perfect memory, don’t risk it. Because when things matter, you’ve only got one shot. And there’s no substitute for experience.
A stunning bridal bouquet doesn’t just happen by coincidence. A professional florist orders in the flowers for a wedding with thoughtfully calculated notice. The blooms are then carefully hydrated and processed to ensure their longevity on the wedding day. A seasoned professional will know the tricks to get the flowers to open to their optimum state and then hold them in a cooler to keep them at their peak. Not all flowers require the same approach so an expert is best! A true professional can also help reign in those Pinterest ideas into something that will fit into a bride’s realistic budget. Another great perk of working with a professional is that they will have a vast inventory of props available for rent. This will help you save you both money and hassle of purchasing them yourself. A professional Florist will work closely with wedding photographers, planners and venue coordinators to ensure that flowers are delivered for photos and to allow for ample time for setting up. They are knowledgeable in the hauling of vases, candles and flowers and know how to properly transport them to your wedding venue. Especially in Florida, it is extremely important that flowers are kept in a cooler as long as possible and transported in air conditioned vehicles so they remain as fresh as possible. From time to time emergencies arise. They always plan ahead and have extra blooms on hand, as well as a few spare vases.
Lets face it; your reception entertainment can either make or break your party, it sets the mood for the entire event and if not done well can result in an empty dance floor.Though you may be desperate to save some cash, do not give in to that temptation to let uncle Bob bring in his sound system and throw on his “Wedding Playlist” or hire your neighbor’s fifteen year old son to provide the evening’s main entertainment. This is one area where you are going to get what you pay for, and you need to be careful about scrimping on the budget. It may sound like fun to have a friend or family member running the show, but it has potential to turn into a train wreck. A professional DJ has the proper equipment for your event and the experience in acting as the MC of the evening. They will also have microphones that can be used for speeches and announcement. A pro DJ will make sure that the appropriate music is always playing in your party, e is constantly reading the crowd to make sure everyone is engaged and having a good time until is time to turn the lights out. Your DJ is more than somebody to keep the music playing. They serve as host of your reception, your representative to those who you might only get a few moments to speak to. Your DJ is part of the entertainment, energetically announcing fun dances and setting the mood for romantic ones. A pro DJ will show up looking like one and will treat your guests as such.You are investing in your own memories and those of everyone who will be in attendance. The DJ has an investment in their business and their reputation. They are going to strive to please you and your guests. They will be dedicated to making the night everything you want it to be. The wrong DJ can turn your dream wedding into a nightmare. A professional DJ is just that – professional. He or she knows that the success of their business and brand is dependent upon the quality of their service. Therefore, they’re more invested in delivering an excellent product.
A case can just as easily be made for hiring a professional videographer, caterer, cake maker or any other wedding vendor. And while you may have budget constraints that prevent you from hiring a pro for every wedding service under the sun, think carefully about the big picture. You’re not going to get a do-over, so decide which services you absolutely can’t live without and make sure you have someone you trust taking care of them. Peace of mind truly is priceless, have the freedom to be a guest at your own wedding day!!