So you’ve started wedding planning and it’s kinda overwhelming? Not sure which vendors to book first? No worries, we’re here to help.
Let’s start by detailing the vendors you’ll need:
The first thing you’ll need is a venue. With the venue comes the day and location which anchors everything else.
Next: 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 Directory, for info on some of the best vendors!
Note: Ele baraat: there’s 1 vendor for an ele baraat in Socal. So if that’s your must-have, contact them early-on to get on the calendar.
Note: Steps 2-4 are subjective. Switch the order based on what’s most important to you.
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