The wedding season has really surprised me this year. I have had brides who can’t contact/locate their photographers after their wedding and still haven’t received their pictures. There have been cakes lately that aren’t stacked straight on their tiers or frosting that has been smudged during transport and we’ve been asked by the cake company to fix it with flowers! Believe it or not, I had a bride who found out the week of her wedding that their reception hall had been double booked! Don’t let this happen to you!

Now I’m not saying that these brides didn’t, but please do some research before booking your vendors. I know there are many different companies out there for each wedding detail and it really will benefit you to talk to the vendors you have already booked. For example, if you already have a photographer picked out, ask them who they have been recently impressed with. Friends and family that have just gotten married can work too, but vendors do change over time and your opinion of a great vendor might be different than your friend’s. Many wedding vendors have a “vendor” link on their websites where they recommend others. We do this every weekend and as a professional, I would never recommend vendors I would not hire myself.

You research before making other large purchases in your life. Why not make sure to research for what is supposed to be the best day of your life?!