We’ve spoken with a lot of brides over the years, and many tell us they’re cutting costs on three essential vendors. Here’s why a professional photographer, hair and makeup stylist, and wedding planner are must-haves for a stress-free wedding day:
1. A professional photographer
Flowers crumble and cake dries, but wedding photos last a lifetime. They’re the images your kids will flip through, and the pictures you’ll display on your 50th wedding anniversary. This is one vendor you don’t want to scrimp on.
We emphasize professional photographer. You may have a family member or friend who’s an aspiring photographer. While you could hire him for free or almost nothing, you’re taking a huge risk. Uncontracted photographers are not liable if your photos are poor quality or lost. Your wedding day memories can easily turn into a nightmare. Don’t risk a friendship in order to save a few bucks. Make the sacrifice with the money and pay for a professional photographer who fits your personality and style. Ensure that your memories are preserved forever with a photographer you can count on to deliver.
2. Hair and makeup stylists
The number one reason to get your hair and makeup professionally done? Less stress. Don’t let a bad hair day or messy makeup ruin your morning. Hair and makeup is a way to pamper yourself before the wedding. While you might be able to do your own day-to-day makeup, professionals know how to make it last from the first kiss to the last dance. Plus your skin will be flawless in the photos. Don’t look back at the pictures (taken by your professional photographer) and regret that you didn’t look your best.
If you’re going to splurge on one thing for your wedding, make it hair and makeup. Take money from an unnecessary expense in your budget. It’ll be well worth it.
3. Wedding planner
Whether she’s with you in the early planning stages or just on your wedding day, a wedding planner handles all the little details that easily get overlooked. She’s organized hundreds of weddings, while you’ll only have one. On the day of your wedding, you don’t want to worry about whether the caterer is on time or the décor is right. A wedding planner ensures your day is stress free, coordinating all the wedding vendors for you.
As a working woman, you already have a busy life. A wedding planner works with your schedule to ensure every aspect of your wedding day is perfect. Let your wedding planning be a worry-free experience so you can focus on yourself and your upcoming marriage. Wedding coordinators will help make your dream wedding a reality.
Photo by Braedon Photography.