Is this you? You’ve started wedding planning and it’s kinda overwhelming? Not sure which vendors to book first? No worries, we’re here to help!
1st: Let’s start by detailing the vendors you’ll need:
1st. The Venue. With the venue comes the day and location which anchors everything else for your wedding.
2nd: Caterer, Decorator, DJ, Photo, Cinema
For most people the caterer is super important as we all know, food is a big deal at South Asian weddings. DJs and decorators are integral to the whole experience and your photo/cinema team are responsible for capturing the memories that will last a lifetime.
3rd: Officiant, Cake, Hair & Makeup
Once you have the biggest items selected, move on to the next wave of things you’ll need. Officiant, cake, hair & makeup all require tastings, trials, and coordinating schedules which can be difficult so get those underway. Ideally 6 to 4 months before the wedding.
4th: Shopping, Invitations, and Mehndi
Send a Save the Date out ASAP and invitations, ideally at least 3 months prior.
Note: Visit our Vendor Directories, for info on some of the best vendors!
Note: Ele baraat: there’s 1 vendor for an ele baraat in Southern California. So if that’s your must-have, contact them early-on to get on their calendar.
Note: Steps 2-4 are subjective. Switch the order based on what’s most important to you.
There’s a lot of detail that goes into planning an Indian wedding, but if you break it down into steps it can be methodical without being too overwhelming. Notice I said too overwhelming, because let’s face it, it is overwhelming. Follow the steps above and
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 🙂
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