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Which came first? Photographer or DJ?

Lynnie, on November 12, 2019 at 12:22 PM Posted in Planning 1 102
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There are several vendors who are crucial to making sure your wedding day is a big success! Which wedding vendors did you focus on first?

Was your top priority a phenomenal photographer? 馃摲 Or was an incredible DJ (or wedding band) most important to your party plans? 馃帶 Which wedding vendor did you book first? Your photographer or your DJ / band?


Which came first? Photographer or DJ? 1

Photo by Schneider Family Photography in Beaver Falls, PA

Which came first? Photographer or DJ? 2

Photo from Triad DJ & Events in Greensboro, NC




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  • M
    Expert September 2020
    Marcia
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    Photographer
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle
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    The dj came first for me
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey
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    The DJ came first, we hired him about a month before we hired our photographer.

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  • Jennifer
    Super April 2020
    Jennifer
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    Our photographer!

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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan
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    Photographer. We weren't even sure we were going to have a DJ but eventually realized we needed someone to emcee so we asked a friend who does DJing on the side.

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  • Ashley
    Devoted August 2020
    Ashley Online
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    They're both pretty important to us, but the first vendor we actually booked was our photographer. As soon as we had our first meeting with her we knew she was the one. We ended up booking the DJ just last month.

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  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
    Amber
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    Definitely photographer, my number one priority. We almost didn't book a DJ, but I'm so glad we did!

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  • Ashley
    Beginner January 2021
    Ashley
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    Haven鈥檛 booked one yet but photographer is definitely more important to me
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  • Reena
    Dedicated July 2020
    Reena Online
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    Our photographer. Definitely our splurge area. We coordinated her availability with the church.
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  • E
    Dedicated October 2020
    Erin
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    Photographer was first. He was the first person we booked after booking venues
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  • Kaylynn
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kaylynn
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    Photographer was first and DJ we thought we had a great deal with a long time family friend of FH parents but it fell through and we had to stress for weeks finding someone who could work with our DJ budget ( We finally found someone yesterday and booked him right away!)
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  • Chrysta
    Super November 2020
    Chrysta Online
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    Our photographer! That was one of my 鈥渢op 3鈥 important items for the wedding
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  • Megan
    Rockstar November 2020
    Megan
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    Photographer, absolutely. They were one of the vendors I started researching first. I love photography and having my style reflected in that was really important to me. We ended up finding an AMAZING photographer! Still looking for a DJ!
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  • Ashley
    Savvy September 2020
    Ashley
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    Photographer - so much more important! We鈥檙e doing the music ourselves with a playlist
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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal
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    DJ; photographer was a case of oh hey you'll be there anyway so...

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  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair
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    We booked our DJ first. It was easy to choose because he lives on the same street as my FMIL. We just came to a final decision about our photographer on Sunday.

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  • Ashley
    Beginner September 2020
    Ashley
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    Still working on both. Have an idea of DJ but no idea for photographer.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen
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    Photographer was first.

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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy
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    DJ because he was a good friend of ours and we always knew we wanted him to do it.
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  • Stefanie
    Devoted December 2019
    Stefanie
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    Both are important but the photographer was first for sure, it was the first vendor that I hired after the venue
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