Did you just get engaged?
Have you started planning the wedding of your dreams and are hunting for a wedding venues and other wedding professionals to help you with your big day?
Are you having a hard time finding the perfect venue for your special wedding day?
If you've said yes to any of the questions above, I've got a few pointers as a professional wedding photographer, that just may help save you some serious time and prevent possible headaches while planning for upcoming wedding! Here are a few things you should avoid and think about at all cost when picking your perfect wedding venue and your other wedding professionals.
I can't stress this enough ... have a back-up plan!
As you may already know and if not I hope you never have to find out the hard way, but not all vendors are created equal no can you predict the future.
Anything can happen, weather could cause you to move your wedding inside instead of the picturesque outdoor reception location. Your vendors could face a problem or have a family emergency. Make sure there's a back up for them and that they are able to stick to the contract if an emergency occurs. Also, make sure your vendors are professionals, which means they should all be professionally insured! Don't take their word for it either, ask for a copy of the professional liability insurance prior to signing a contract and giving a deposit/retainer for service.
I can't stress this enough ...
Get your own wedding insurance policy!!
The brides of Alfred Angelo's Bridal store will most likely never be able to receive their wedding gowns, and worse never receive a refund on the money already paid out for their gowns which is tragic. I'm honestly praying that they had their own wedding insurance policy! Let this be a lesson to us all, it pays to have insurance.
It most likely will cost you less than your wedding cake and could potentially save you thousands of dollars and safeguard all of your wedding-related investments if things happen to go wrong. Disasters can happen to anyone. Consider protecting your investment with wedding insurance from places like WedSafe, so you can have some peace of mind, too. They have two insurance packages that can help you:
Happy Wedding Planning!
Heather J. Keys
Blossom and Bloom Photography - Temecula's Top 21 Engagment and Wedding Photographer
Heather J. Keys
Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar Photographer specializing in YOUR story.