Vendor Checklist for Weddings and The Right Order To Hire

 

Creating A Wedding Vendor Checklist

Let's talk about what wedding vendors you'll need and the best order to hire them! When you're just getting started planning your wedding, it's essential to have a wedding vendor checklist list to refer to. We can help! Use the order below to create a vendor checklist for your wedding, complete with suggestions for a hiring timeline! You can also score your FREE copy of our Ceremony Placement Cheat Sheet to start planning your wedding ceremony! 

The very first thing you should choose is your venue. 

The most obvious way to start your wedding checklist is with your venue! Try to have your venue booked at least a year in advance, if possible. You won't have as many options available if you wait too long! Don't pay for anything (especially book dates with nonrefundable deposits) with other vendors until after you've booked the venue. The foundation of your wedding day rests on the site or place you choose to have the celebration. Be...

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Wedding Day Emergency Kit - Set Up Kit

 

Wedding Day Emergency Kit - Set Up Kit

Today on The Bride Link, you can find out exactly what you need to pack in your wedding day emergency kit! For a quick cheat sheet, get your FREE copy of our Wedding Day Emergency Kit List! 

To be as prepared as you can be for your wedding day, it's best to create two different types of kits. Today, we're addressing your Set-Up Kit, which lists everything that your set-up person should have while decorating for a wedding. Also called your decor kit, it helps solve easy problems as soon as they pop up. If you've opted to have a friend or family member do your wedding decor, they'll have access to common items and won't need to bother you, the guest of honor, while you're getting ready on such an important day. We discussed building your Personal Kit on a separate blog, which focuses on what you need on hand while getting ready. It's full of items like bobby pins, hairspray, deodorant, and that's for you as the...

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6 Best Tips for Appetizers

Serving appetizers can be an essential part of keeping your guests happy. It can be easy for budget-conscious couples to try to skip the cocktail hour so that you can eat with your guests after photos. But there is nothing worse than keeping your guests hungry and waiting for you to arrive! Guests will actually leave early in search of eating something hearty instead of waiting for you to do your first dance. We’ve provided some tips to help you keep your guests happy instead of hungry!

 

How much food should you plan for?

If your Cocktail Hour, or your “Appy Hour” if you have a non-alcoholic reception, count on 2-4 bites per person per hour. So 2-4 bites per person for 1 hour, 5-6 bites per person for 1 ½-2 hours, 8-10 for anything longer than 2 hours. If you plan to replace a meal with heavy hor derves, then you’ll need 12-15 bites per person.

 

Length of Time

The health department recommends having food out for 2 hours or less. The...

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