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Which came first: booking your photographer or buying your wedding dress?

Jayla, on December 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 121
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What big budget decision did you make first? Was booking your photographer a top priority? Or did you jump right into shopping for your wedding dress? Which came first for you, and how soon did you check these choices off your planning list?

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Latest activity by Sweetness, on December 29, 2020 at 12:41 AM
  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
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    I booked our photographer before I bought my wedding dress.
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  • M&M Bride
    Super September 2018
    M&M Bride ·
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    We booked our photographer before I found my dress.

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  • Tamara
    VIP August 2019
    Tamara ·
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    I bought my wedding dress and then booked the photographer.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    I bought my dress first! That was the second decision (right after venue), the photographer choice was soon after though.
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  • Andrea
    Dedicated August 2019
    Andrea ·
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    We booked our photographer first.
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  • Veronica
    Expert June 2021
    Veronica ·
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    Definitely photographer first and videographer before dress. so glad we don’t have to stress about either anymore
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Photographer. We booked in October I believe, I haven't had a dress appt. yet.

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  • Nemo
    Master August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    Booked our photographer about a month before buying my wedding dress!

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  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
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    Bought my dress first! I haven't booked the photographer yet. I have a meeting with the photographer I'd like to go with at the end of the month. So hopefully we lock in all of the details then!
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  • B
    Super July 2018
    Brittany ·
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    Booked photographer 14 months out and picked my wedding dress 10 months out. I've heard a lot of brides experience dress regret if they pick their dress to early and I really didn't want that!

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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    Oh good!! I hope everything goes well!

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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    It definitely happens sometimes! There are definitely pros and cons to getting the dress early!

    Congrats Brittany!!Smiley ring

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  • Gen
    Champion June 2019
    Gen ·
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    Wedding dress! I got mine super early since my MOH lives far away, and she really wanted to come with me to pick it out! So I planned my dress shopping around when I could see her. Got my dress about 15 months out. And we booked our photographer about 9 months in advance.
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  • Eñel
    Beginner November 2019
    Eñel ·
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    I booked my photographer first.
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  • Kaitlyn
    Devoted March 2019
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Dress! My mom was visiting and I wanted to go look with her, not really expecting to find my dress. I booked my photographer about 2 months after I got my dress!
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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
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    I got my dress first. There was a sale happening and we figured we should check it out. I got my dress pretty early, but I love it.
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  • Across The Stars
    Devoted October 2019
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    Photographer but only because the timing worked out that way
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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    I found my dress first and then photographer a month later!
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  • Preslee
    Expert May 2019
    Preslee ·
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    We booked our photographer before my dress

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  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
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    Buying my dress! I tried it on and just knew it was mine!
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