If you are planning your wedding, you know how overwhelming everything can be from choosing the right dress to choosing where to have your wedding. Below are some tips to help relieve some of the stress you are feeling so you and your spouse will have a beautiful day.
Hiring a Caterer
You could purchase the food for your reception on your own or ask family members to help purchase it, but it would be much easier for you if you hire a caterer to take care of everything for you.
Before you hire a catering company like Grand Street, you need to ask them important questions to ensure you get a caterer that will work out best for you. Of course, you need to first start out with their price range.
The food is the most important thing so ask the caterer if you can taste some of their food. Many caterers arrange tastings but if they do not offer this, then ask them. Taste a variety of foods from beef to fish and a sampling of vegetables. If you are offering deserts at your wedding party, make sure you don't forget about tasting these.
Ask the caterer what they will provide, such as tables and chairs, plates, flatware, tablecloth, and place settings. Ask the caterer if they will provide the wait staff for you and how many they can offer.
Make sure the caterer has insurance and is licensed. This will ensure their catering company has met health department standards.
Hiring a Photographer
You will want to capture this important day in photographs. Instead of taking a chance of having a friend or family member snap photos throughout the wedding, hire a professional photographer. This expense is very well worth it.
The photographer will likely have wedding packages you can choose from so you can find something that fits in with your budget. For example, a basic package may include pictures of you and your spouse, pictures of you and your spouse along with other family members, and the most important photo of when you and your spouse are saying your vows and that first kiss.
A larger package will include all of these photos along with taking photographs while you are preparing for your wedding, taking photos during the wedding reception, and taking photographs when you and your spouse are leaving for your honeymoon.
Ask the photographer to show you pictures they have taken at other weddings. They should have a portfolio ready to show you.
These tips are just to get you started with planning your wedding. If you are having problems, consider hiring a wedding planner to take care of everything for you.