The 5 Wedding Vendors to Hire After You Get Engaged

Wedding Planner New Hampshire

5 wedding vendors to hire after getting engaged

Time and time again, we hear couples saying “I have a friend that can DJ for us,” or “I have someone from work that is a photographer." 

There is no need to be rushing out and book everything but these 5 vendors are essential to having your dream wedding.

Wedding Venue

Do you have a dream venue in mind? Is this venue a popular wedding spot? Consider hiring this portion first. Remember, they are only so many Saturdays in a year. If you are picky about your date or time of year you want for your wedding, consider booking the venue as soon as you can. A booked venue will all set you up for the perfect time line for the rest of the things you would need to do next.

Wedding Photographer

A great wedding photographer will book out a year or so in advance. Getting great wedding photos of your big day should be an essential part of your decision making. Many wedding photographers we work with are booked up to two years in advance. Get on it and book your wedding photographer.

Ceremony Location

Another venue should be your ceremony location. If your wedding venue does not come with a ceremony location or you are considering a church or other location, you need to think about booking it sooner than later. Some churches are extremely popular and even if they may have your wedding date available, they may not have the right time. They could have a 1pm opening (which could be too early) or a 6pm opening which could be too late.


Some DJs now have multiple people under their businesses but you want to ensure you get the DJ you like. Remember: an awesome ambiance, great food, and amazing music makes for a great wedding. Ensure your DJ is professional and can play music that is played at a wedding and not the club.

Wedding Planner

A lot of couples do not consider hiring a wedding planner as part of the plan. Are you a busy bride with a hectic job schedule? Do you have time to meet vendors during the day on a week day? Are you able to get all the connections that a wedding planner can bring to you? Hire a wedding planner to help you with all your small details, including organizing the day so you can relax.

Who are you booking first? Leave us a comment below. 

Still don't know where to start planning? Read more on what you should do immediately after becoming engaged with this blog post.