Congratulations and welcome to the world of wedding planning! If you are newly engaged, you may be asking: What suppliers do you need for your wedding? Well, you’re in the right place. Today I’m breaking it down for you with a specific list of every supplier you’ll need for your wedding!
One of the first places you want to start is with your wedding jeweller! And if you’ve already got your engagement ring, consider where you’d like to purchase your wedding rings. Consider where you’ll have your ring cleaned before the Big Day, insurance, and other important wedding jewellery items you’ll want.
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Your wedding planner is the one who can help set the tone for the rest of your wedding planning journey. He or she will help you find your dream suppliers, obtain special rates, and navigate potential tricky situations. If you can’t afford a full time wedding planner, consider hiring a day-of coordinator to run things on the day.
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Your ceremony and reception venues will be crucial in determining the style, location and date of your wedding! There are so many gorgeous styles of venues to choose from, so have an idea of the wedding aesthetic you’re after.
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Celebrant / Solemniser
Your wedding ceremony is the moment you will say ‘I do’ and make a commitment to love one another forever. It’s a big moment and something worth investing time into. Sit down with your celebrant or solemniser and talk through the personalised details you want to incorporate into your ceremony.
You’ll be looking at your wedding photos for years to come. They’ll be framed and displayed in your home as well as being shared on social media. You want to invest in a great wedding photographer who can bring your wedding day memories to life!
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One of the biggest wedding planning regrets couples have is not hiring a videographer!
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Wedding outfit designer
Whether you are after a gorgeous wedding dress, a dapper suit, or something else, your wedding designer is an important person to speak with! Don’t forget the accessories, like your shoes and veil!
Alterations and cleaning
Once you’ve got your gorgeous wedding day outfit, start chatting with your alterations supplier. While you’re at it, find out how you can get your outfit cleaned after the Big Day.
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Wedding party outfits
Now that you’ve got your own outfits sorted, it’s time to find something beautiful for your wedding party to wear!
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There are so many fantastic ways to keep your guests entertained at your wedding! Consider the type of wedding you’d like to have and book the fabulous suppliers who can create the atmosphere you desire. This could be live music, a DJ, a magician or fireworks!
Catering and Drinks
This falls into the category of keeping your guests happy and looked after!
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Cake and Sweet Treats
Everybody loves a slice of wedding cake or a sweet treat to enjoy after the main meal! Consider what type of sweet treat you’d like and talk to your suppliers about the different flavour options.
Your wedding invitation is the first taster you’ll give to your guests about what your wedding theme and style will be. Why not consider a personalised illustration too!
Flowers and Candles
These are the pretty details that bring your wedding theme and style to life!
Consider the other details you’ll want to add to your wedding decor in addition to gorgeous flowers. Think about a ceremony arch, lanterns, and your table plan!
Whether you choose to donate to charity, or ask guests to buy something off your gifts list, you’ll want to consider where to direct them!
No matter when you plan go jet off on your romantic honeymoon, you’ll want to get a head start on the planning!
Think about how you’d like to arrive at your wedding ceremony in style!
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A photo booth or selfie mirror is a fantastic way to entertain your guests and capture gorgeous photos of them in the process!
Hair and Makeup
You want to look your absolute best on your Big Day! Invest in a professional hairstylist and makeup artist for this special occasion.
Beauty, Health and Lifestyle
Part of looking and feeling your best is investing in a fantastic beauty routine, and a healthy lifestyle! We’ve got some fabulous suppliers who specialise in weightloss and fitness too!
If you’re planning on including the kiddies in your Big Day, consider hiring special entertainment and childcare for them. Their parents will thank you for it!
Hen and Stag
Whether your hen and stag do will be planned by your or your wedding party, we’ve got fabulous suppliers who want to make these events incredible!
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The Finishing Touches
And lastly, you want to seriously consider investing in the finishing touches. We’re talking about suppliers who help write beautiful speeches or create a memorable first dance. Don’t wait until the last moment to reserve these suppliers because you’ll receive the biggest benefits from hiring them early on!
Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.