If you are looking to tie the knot this year, you may want to start by getting married planning your wedding in 2018.
This is the time to think about the ceremony, dress, venue, guests, and other things you will need to know to make your day special.
For many couples, it’s a big deal to make sure that the wedding is a big success, as they’ll be saving thousands of dollars down the road, according to The Knot.
“It’s one of the biggest expenses, and it’s also one of our biggest goals,” says Julie Karpoff, founder and CEO of The Knot, an online wedding planning service.
Here’s how you can plan your wedding, and get wedding planning advice from some of the best wedding planning experts.
Get a great wedding planning quote The wedding planning industry is flooded with quotes.
So you might have already done the research.
But there’s still so much to do.
Here are a few things you can do to get your wedding planning quotes right.
Read wedding planning reviews When you get your quotes, you can read all the reviews to get a feel for the quality of the services that you’ll be receiving.
But if you want to learn more about the services, like the cost, you should also check out the reviews.
“When we’re doing a review, we’re looking for the quote that has the most helpful, unbiased, and up-to-date feedback,” says Karpoffs spokesperson Lauren Geller.
The more of those reviews you read, the more you’ll know whether a quote is the right fit for you.
Here is a list of wedding planning sites that will give you a feel of the quality and quantity of the wedding planning information you’ll get.
Find a wedding planner Get a quote.
“I would definitely go to a wedding planning site that’s very well-reviewed, has a great staff, and offers the best quotes,” says Geller, noting that some of those sites may even offer discounts to get you more quotes.
If you’re looking to buy wedding planning services online, check out Wedding Planner.
“They do a great job, and they also have a great pricing plan,” says Sarah Oleson, founder of Wedding Planer.
You can also buy wedding plans from wedding planning guides like Wedding Planning Institute, which offers a great selection of wedding planners.
“There’s a lot of great information out there,” she says.
Get an online marriage planning kit If you want your wedding to be as professional as possible, you’ll need to get an online guidebook.
You might not have to pay anything upfront, but it’s good to be sure you get a quality, professional guidebook, Karpons spokesperson says.
A good guidebook can help you plan your venue and the guests you want, and also help you understand the wedding process.
A wedding planning guidebook also helps you get the most out of the online resources.
You don’t need to buy a wedding guidebook online, but there are some wedding planning tools available that can help.
“A lot of the sites have wedding planning tips and information that can be helpful to get planning going,” Karpos spokesperson says, adding that she’s been contacted by wedding planning organizations that use these online resources for their clients.
Get wedding photography and videography tips Get wedding planning photos and wedding videography guides from professional wedding photographers and wedding photographers in the wedding industry.
“The wedding photography industry is booming right now, and there are many photographers that are looking for a job right now,” says Olesons spokesperson.
“If you’re a wedding photographer, you’re going to need to have a lot more photography and a lot less videography,” she adds.
“That’s going to help you be a lot better at getting the best pictures and a great quality wedding photos, but also give you more time to focus on the wedding.”
Get wedding video rental rental services Make sure you’re ready to rent the best video rental companies in the industry.
There are many rental services available for weddings, from companies like Wedding Borrow and Video-Aware, to more specialized services like Wedding Rehearsal.
“We’re in the business of helping couples get wedding videos on video,” says Karen Anderson, a wedding rental expert at Wedding Bower.
You’ll also want to find a wedding videographer that has a wedding camera.
“Most videographers will let you rent their cameras, but not all of them will let customers rent their equipment,” says Anderson.
“This is especially true of wedding videographers, because you’re essentially renting the camera.
You’re not renting the equipment itself, you are renting the software, which is used to record the video,” she explains.
Get professional wedding videolinks and accessories Get professional video rentals, like wedding videolooms and videolink adapters, from some professional wedding vendors.
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