Maira
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After booking the venue what is the next big thing to focus on??

Maira, on August 21, 2019 at 1:30 PM Posted in Planning 3 46
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Latest activity by Christina, on September 16, 2019 at 5:07 PM
  • Kim
    Super September 2019
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    The DJ and photographer. At least, that's what I did. Smiley smile

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  • Maira
    Beginner July 2020
    Maira ·
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    When did you figure out what kind of food you wanted? I have no idea what to pick for that
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
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    Catering, DJ, photography, florist

    And what you're wearing!
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
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    I booked major vendors and made my diy decor
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I also figured out dj and photographer next since my venue already had catering
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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
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    Catering and photographer, those book up fast. If you want a designer cake you should also book around that time because those award winning bakeries book a lot earlier than a standard bakery.
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  • Kim
    Super September 2019
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    My venue is already taking care of the catering so I didn't have to worry about that anymore. Ask your venue if they have preferred caterers. Some venues are strict with this so make sure you check with them first.

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  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
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    This is the order that I did things in:

    1. Wedding Party

    2. Guest Count/List

    3. Venue

    4. Photographer

    5. Bartending

    6. DJ

    7. Catering

    8. Officiant

    The rest is still being plannedSmiley smile

    The catering is probably something I'd put over the DJ but there has been some debate between me and my parents on what will be served so I have been trying to respect their opinion. I'd start by booking the most expensive and important things to you. Photos are VERY important to me so that was immediate after the venue. Bar came next because our guests are Czech/German and like to drink. Do what suits you!

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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
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    I would look at photography next. Great photographers get booked 1+ years out so you'll have more options by looking at those now!

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  • Nemo
    Master August 2018
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    Photographer for sure, then DJ.

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    You might check one of the many online wedding checklists. They will give you an idea of what to do, and in what order.

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  • J
    Expert May 2021
    Jaime ·
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    After venue, we locked down photography and catering next (DJ was included with our venue).

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  • Jess
    Expert October 2019
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    Well i’d say the first thing is to have a number margin of the guest list. you can’t really book most vendors without them asking for a guest count. then i’d say try to book the vendors and try on dresses and such.
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  • Amanda
    Savvy September 2019
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    I did the DJ and photography! I also searched for the officiant because we wanted bilingual which seemed to be a little harder to find!
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  • Kellie Martinez
    Super October 2019
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    Photographer for sure!!!

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  • Alli
    Devoted October 2020
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    Photographer, Officiant, Catering/Bartender/DJ/Florist - you have some time to do all of these, but the photographer will probably book up the fastest.

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  • Laura
    Expert September 2019
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    After we booked our venue, we booked our photographer & DJ. I also started shopping for my dress.

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  • John
    Beginner December 2017
    John ·
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    Video and photo

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  • Tamika
    Expert October 2019
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    Photographer/Videographer; FOOD

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  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
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    For us it was the caterer. We just booked her a couple of weeks ago. Now we are focused on the Photographer and DJ.

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