When you first get engaged, you realize there are several wedding professionals you need to book to make your dream wedding come to life. Besides the venue, there are several wedding vendors you need to book 9-12 months out based on their level of importance and availability, but there are a few vendors you can book closer to your wedding date so you don’t stress yourself out with the need to book all your vendors at once. Below are three vendors you can book six months (or less) before your wedding.
It’s not unusual to book a florist six months before the wedding. Depending on the size of the company, florists can do a few to multiple weddings in one day. If you need a breather from booking your one-event-per-day wedding vendors, just remember you have some time to think about your florals. However, if you’re planning a largescale event, getting married on a popular wedding date/month or have several décor items you plan to rent along with your flower company, you may want to consider booking earlier on.
Every couple looks forward to tasting wedding cakes and desserts since it’s one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. Bakeries can do multiple wedding cakes and desserts on any given date and choosing/finalizing your cake design and/or dessert items doesn’t take a long time, so this vendor is not a time-sensitive hire.
Professional transportation can be booked a few months before your wedding since many companies will have multiple transportation options (limos, party buses, trolleys, etc.). But it’s important to hire a reputable company because a bad company may show up late, get lost, make you late for your wedding, or worse, not show up at all. Pay a little extra for a better transportation company. If you’re getting married anytime in late April to early June, don’t forget it is prom season so many limo companies will sell out.
The best strategy to booking your vendors is to book your one-event-per-day vendors (wedding planner, photographer, etc.) and any vendors that are most important to you or your partner as early as possible. But also remember you don’t have to book all of them at once.
Sunday, June 30, 2019