Newly-engaged couples have quite a bit of courting to do before they say “I do” on their big day. Searching for and hiring the perfect wedding vendors to make your wedding day the absolute best it can be is a huge task. By following these tips, you can feel more confident about your wedding vendor choices, from your wedding DJ to the photographer. Here are some pointers for picking the perfect wedding vendors to carry out the wedding of your dreams!
Set Your Date & Venue First
Depending on which is more important to you as a couple, choosing the date or venue first dictates a lot of your wedding factors and choice availabilities. If you have a particular date in mind that you can’t budge on — whether to accommodate guests or if a date has special significance — this might limit your venue options. On the other hand, choosing your ideal venue first means you’ll need to wait for availability before you can book the date.
Having the date and location squared away first may determine the pool of vendors of whom you’ll hire. Vendors need to know this vital information before they can commit to offering their services for that date and place. Of course, if you absolutely must have a particular florist, photographer, or disc jockey at your wedding, you might choose your date and venue based on their availability. Please check Raptor Productions’ availability for your event at the bottom of this webpage!
Select Your Main Team
To select your main wedding vendor team, you need to think about what is most important to have at your wedding. Your guest list and budget can determine what you prioritize and which vendor will require more of your funds. If dancing and music choice is most important to your wedding, hiring a professional DJ is paramount. For an extensive guest list, you may need to spend more on catering to make sure there is enough food to go around. Other vendors to consider are your wedding planner, photographer, videographer, calligrapher (for your wedding stationery), florist, makeup artist, hairstylist, and cake baker!
To potentially save on costs and make fulfilling different needs easier, see if your vendors offer multiple services. For example, Raptor Productions can provide professional DJ-ing services as well as design special lighting and romantic effects at your wedding. Raptor works with you to orchestrate the best ambiance and feelings throughout your wedding timeline.
Vetting Your Wedding Vendors
When interviewing your wedding vendors, try to meet in person to get a sense of how well you and your partner get along with the vendor. Their personality should be friendly and their work professional, giving you the confidence and excitement to see them at your wedding. Trust in your instincts when hiring them. However, don’t be afraid to ask for past client referrals, check out their website, and get some suggestions from your married friends and family.
Call Raptor Productions
Are you planning an event in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., or beyond? Call Raptor Productions! Our team of professional DJ’s will work with you to ensure that your event is everything you pictured. We have years of experience with weddings, school dances, and a variety of private parties. Are you ready to plan the party of a lifetime? Raptor Productions can help.
As a professional mobile DJ and event production company, Raptor Productions is proud to service Carroll County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Washington D.C., Southern Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. Call Raptor Productions at (443) 536-5887 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news and updates. Get the party started with Raptor Productions!