Weddings are a complex affair. At one moment, you can be in total control, while the next could be a total disaster. The wedding ceremony is not all there is to a wedding. For those who have married before, will know what this is all about. A wedding is considered to be a collection of different activities, organized to perform in a continuous motion, and each activity succeeds the other. Hence, you can imagine the mayhem that will be created if something is disturbed in the chain of actions.
To be aware of the entire planning process, you need to know about the different wedding services that you can utilize to make your wedding day perfect. Even if you are planning on hiring a professional wedding planner, you will still need to understand the basics of working with different wedding services, so that you can be prepared to take over in case something goes wrong.
Wedding Location & Wedding/Reception Planners
These wedding services are perhaps the most important in the chain of wedding planning process. As soon as you decide your wedding date, you need to pick up a wedding location, since; the rest of the wedding aspects depend on the availability of services in that particular wedding location of your choice.
Wedding location services can help you decide the venue and place where you would like to get married in. You can either choose a destination wedding in hot international wedding spots like the Caribbean, Istanbul, Mexico, European destinations, or you can choose one within the US, like Las Vegas. But of course, all this depends on your budget and the number of people attending your wedding.
Accommodation & Transportation Services
Accommodation and transportation should be pre-arranged and pre-booked at the very earliest. This will be to accommodate your guests and transport them from different points of interest, such as the hotel where they will be staying in, the wedding location or chapel where you will be getting married, and the hall where the reception will be held along with the wedding feast.
Bakery, Cake & Catering Services
This is another aspect of a wedding. You need to pick up a catering service near your wedding location, preferably, in the same town or city that you are getting married in. Pastries, wedding cakes, drinks and food menu are to be selected with your guests in mind.
Photographers & Videographer Services
You might want to capture those amazing moments and the expression on the faces of your loved ones while you get married to your special person. It is not important to find a local wedding photographer or a videographer. You can take along one of your favorite photographer or videographer, with whom you will be more comfortable with, along with your family and guests and provide them accommodation with your guests.
Choosing a florist should be done carefully, since, having a destination wedding or out of the country wedding will give rise to several logistic challenges, not to mention retaining the freshness of the flowers and decoration time required. It is best to choose a local florist.
Once again, you can hire an entertainment service that you are comfortable with and take them along. More often than not, entertainment services perform and travel as a group, and will have a pre-described fee for travelling to a different wedding destination, which makes it easier to just concentrate on taking care of your near and dear. Or you can completely skip hiring an entertainer, and ask a few of your talented friends to pitch in. It will be fun!
Rings & Jewelry
Diamond wedding rings are hugely popular, so are golden ornaments and jewelry made of different exotic materials like platinum. Choosing a ring or jewelry store or service is not going to be difficult, since, there are numerous vendors that provide very competitive pricing for the most beautiful jewelry. You can shop around to your liking.
Officiant Or Ministry Services
You require the services of an officiant or a minister to get you married to your partner. You can choose a local minister or a priest from the local church from where you are getting married. You would need to double check the laws of the state or the country in advance, and get detailed information on the availability of these ministry services.