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Wedding Vendors: All You Need to Know and How to Hire Good Ones

Hiring a Wedding Vendor

Planning a wedding is almost always stressful.

Deciding on a date, location, who to invite, what to wear, what food to serve, and entertainment is a lot. This is probably why so many young couples decide to hire a wedding planner to take care of it. If you're feeling overwhelmed by your wedding plans, let us give you a hand.

In this post, we will tell you what wedding vendors you need and how to find good ones. When their forces are combined, vendors are what make the wedding work, so keep reading, and you'll see that when you hire great vendors, wedding planning isn't so hard after all.

What Is a Wedding Vendor?

A wedding vendor is anyone hired to take care of a specific task at your wedding. An easy way to look at it is by thinking of the couple getting married as general contractors. They hire wedding vendors, or subcontractors, who work independently of one another to make the wedding go ahead.

Wedding vendors include any or all of the following:

  • Wedding planners
  • Photographers/videographers
  • Wedding venue and venue management
  • A wedding officiant
  • Florist
  • Band/DJ/other entertainment
  • Catering
  • Transportation
  • Accommodations
  • Chair/table rental
  • Hair and makeup

The average couple hires 14-15 vendors for their wedding. They play an important role, no doubt, but which vendors do you really need?

What Wedding Vendors You Need

What wedding vendors you decide to prioritize will depend on what kind of wedding you want to have. Most couples can do without wedding planners. They may supply everything from decor, chairs, and tables to accommodations and catering if you get the right venue.

If you think about all of the best weddings you've been to have in common, it's probably delicious food and great entertainment. Other than your venue and photographer, these are the two most important vendors.

You might not know what to expect from a wedding vendor, but remember that they're trying to run a business. The best thing to do is to learn how to negotiate with wedding vendors to stay under budget while getting everything you need.

How to Hire the Best Wedding Vendors

When looking for caterers, you need to think about two things: what food you like and what most people will want to eat. It's important to have a caterer that can provide something special and something that appeals to a wide range of people, from little kids to grandparents.

The same goes for entertainment. It's important to find a band or DJ that will play what you want, but you've got to think about your guests as well. 

Fortunately, at Blue Sky Atlanta, we've got a wide variety of incredible musicians and disc jockeys to choose from. If you need a string quartet to play you down the aisle, a tribute band playing your favorite band's hits, or a DJ playing today's hits, we've got you covered.

Time to Start Planning Your Wedding

Now that you know a bit more about how to find and hire wedding vendors, you can start planning your big day. Remember to stick to your guns and only hire the wedding vendors you really need.

For your Atlanta wedding, visit us at Blue Sky Atlanta. We're your hub for wedding music and entertainment. Peruse our wide range of music and DJ talent to find the perfect entertainment for your wedding.