FAQ-Brides edition

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Last year as I saw many of my close friends get married I also saw them running around with tons of questions in their mind from wedding traditions to etiquettes to local vendors, so now that my journey of meeting the in laws getting to know them has just started I had the same doubts and questions running in my mind I realized most of us go through the same pain points, and have the same worries.

So here it is I’ve collected a list of the most asked questions and put them together so that you have a ready reckoner for the top Wedding FAQs by Brides.You can also post your questions below so I could help you along with our other readers.

What Do I Ask My Wedding Planner?
You have to meet your wedding planner before deciding to hire them. It is very important that you click with their personality because you will be working with them every step of the way and talking to them more than any other vendor. When you meet with them, take your time to get to know them and ask as many questions as you can think of. Here are some examples to get you started:
• What are the different services you offer?
• Do you have experience in my culture or religion’s weddings?
• How and when do we have to pay you?
• What was your favorite wedding to plan?
• How long have you been doing this for?
• How long will you be there for on my wedding day?
• What’s your favorite aspect of wedding planning?

What is the difference between a wedding coordinator and planner?
Planning a wedding encompasses putting all the pieces of the event(s) together to make a memorable celebration. Coordinating a wedding encompasses all the aspects of planning one in addition to timing out all the details and physically being at the event ensuring every moment goes as scheduled. A coordinator also helps the different vendors come together and organizes them on the wedding day so that the bride, groom, and guests don’t have to worry about collaboration.

How do we set a wedding date?
Sometimes the wedding date is a date that is already significant to the couple, such as a dating anniversary, holy day, or one year from the engagement date. Other times the wedding date is set for convenience, like a 3-day weekend or whenever the desired venue is available. The couple needs to decide what is important to them about their wedding date.

What if we don’t get the date we want?
An alternate wedding date should be set in case the desired venue is not available on your day. Generally, if you don’t book your vendors at least one year in advance, they may not be available. The case differs depending on the popularity of the vendor you want and the date you chose.

What is a hair and make-up consultation/trial?
It is a trial of your wedding look so that you can perfect it, see how much time it will take, and get a pricing estimate before your wedding. This will reduce the stress on your wedding day and ensure that you get your perfect look.

How do we choose a photographer?
You need to meet numerous photographers and see several samples of their bridal and non-bridal looks. Based on your desired style and their previous work, talk with the photographers to see who can meet your needs best at the most reasonable price.

Can we get a photographer and a videographer from the same company?
There are several companies that do both photo and video, this option can save you some money. However I would always advise you to have at least 2 different photographers just in case one of them does not meet your expectation you will still have some amazing clicks from the other one.

How do we choose a cake? Does the caterer include a cake?
Choosing a cake needs to be based off of the number of guests you will have, flavors you and your fiancée like, and matching frosting and artwork that goes with the theme of your wedding. Some caterers will include the cake in your food pricing. If they don’t, you will need to find a separate bakery.

What do we do between the wedding and the reception?
Traditionally there is a cocktail hour. These can be longer or shorter than 60 minutes and appetizers or hors d’oeuvres can be served during this time as well. Sometimes light music is played in the background softly while people mingle with each other and awe at your décor.

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