True. My FMIL has found most of them and has made initial contact to get quotes and prices then she tells me about it. If we decide to go with them she passes all the info along. She's like my personal wedding planner.
True for some false for others. The biggest struggle we had was our venues location. It’s out in Yosemite so your selection of vendors local to the area are scarce. And if you want a vendor from Fresno your looking at paying travel fees which add up. So some were harder to find than others.
Mostly true. The only one I struggled with a bit was dj because you can’t do a walk through or taste test or try them out before, you know? But we met a dj at a party and we loved him so we booked him!
False! I started "planning" a little over a year ago without actually researching anything.... All the thoughts I had about the cost of things..... Highly underestimated! So finding things in our budget has been really frustrating. Another forum, someone was talking about how people overcharge just because it's a wedding, and I wish we brides could ban together and refuse to get sucked into the wedding money vortex until people stop charging so damn much!