Indian weddings are -multi-day affairs. It requires a lot of planning and the need for different vendors. From wedding planner, caterer to mehndi artist and DJ, each one of them has their own significance.
Therefore, the best way to navigate all the important tasks for your big day is creating a checklist that includes all the bookings you have to make. In order to help you get prepared, below we have mapped out a list of essential vendors you will need to hire.
The Wedding Planner
If you are planning to hire a wedding planner, the sooner you can do is better. Similar to venues, in wedding season, wedding planners are also booked far in advance. If possible book them at least 8 to 10 months before your wedding celebrations begin.
Food is a prime factor of South Asian Weddings – also the most challenging one. After all, everyone wants to be sure that the food is phenomenal and its presentation is flawless. Your wedding planner may help you point out some potential caterers, it is advisable you read their reviews by yourself.
The Mehndi/Heena Artist
One of the most exciting parts of the wedding is the appearance of the bride. Along with gorgeous outfit, eye-pleasing jewels and awesome makeups, she needs to get a beautiful bridal mehndi as well. Always consider professional henna artists who have years of experience. As each artist has a different style of applying henna do your research to find the style suits you most. Also, don’t forget to check with the quality of Mehndi. Ensure it is chemical free.
Wedding flowers are important elements of an Indian wedding. Not only do they provide beautiful decoration, but also they express so many feelings such as love, happiness, emotions and trust. Go for a decor rental company that specializes in South Asian weddings.
Although the availability of florists depends on the time of year, it is recommended to get them booked 4 to 6 months before. Share your thoughts on floral arrangements with the florist. You can tell them your likes and dislikes.
Your photographer must make the list of vendors to book in advance. Do your homework before finalizing a photographer. You may start your search by reading reviews and checking out the portfolio of some potential photographers.
Set up interviews and see a few full wedding albums they recently captured. When interviewing, check out if you are on the same page about what you want – so there is no issue during the process. Do share your views if you have any specific style of wedding photos in your mind.
To make the wedding day special and memorable for you and your guests, pick the right band or DJ that can get the guests out on the dance floor. Hire your DJ or band in advance.
Before making any big decision, listen to their music ahead of time and discuss what type of music you want them to play at your wedding. You may create a list of specific songs. It is okay to hand over a list of songs, but do not become the DJ at your own wedding – let the professional handle it.
Hopefully, this list helps you plan your nuptials with ease. If your wedding day is around the corner, book all of these important vendors as soon as possible.