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The Essential Guide To Hiring The Perfect Contractors For Your Big Day

The Essential Guide To Hiring The Perfect Contractors For Your Big Day

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When you’re getting married, a lot of your expenditure isn’t actually on objects or things, such as your wedding dress, the venue, or the flowers, but on people. The only way to avoid hiring all manner of contractors is by doing all their work yourself, so it’s not surprising that the wedding business has boomed, and all sort of contractors are available to fulfill a myriad of roles on your big day. Hiring a contractor to run a certain aspect of the wedding can take the stress off you, but only if you hire a great one, here’s how.

Wedding planner

A wedding planner is the ultimate helper for any soon-to-be bride trying to plan a wedding. They’ll ask the questions you never even considered, speak to the other contractors, and ensure everything runs smoothly, right up to the big day. When you’re hiring them, be sure to ask for testimonials, speak to them about their experience, and the kinds of weddings they have planned previously. Don’t just feel obliged to choose one just because you get on well, even if you don’t think they’ll plan the wedding of your dreams – you’re spending a lot of money, you need to make the most of it.

Caterer

Many wedding venues already have on-site caterers to choose from and may have a variety of set menus which you can select between. Other venues will require you to hire your own wedding caterer, and then the task of choosing one starts. First you need a good idea of numbers, the limitations of your venue and its kitchen facilities, and even the style of food you require. Be sure to look up reviews of potential caterers online from other brides to check you’ll be compatible.

Photographer

You’re going to want to come away from your wedding with incredible memories, memorialized for years to come, and the best way to do this is by hiring a fantastic photographer. Ask family and friends for photographer recommendations in your local area, and be sure to check out their portfolio. Don’t just agree on a contract with a photographer without meeting. In order for them to get some great shots you’re going to want to get on well.

 

Entertainment

Whether you’re having a rock band or an elegant quartet on your big day, you’re going to have a few to choose from. First things first, you need to know your budget. Once you know what you can afford, approach some bands or groups that you like the sound of, and don’t be afraid to barter to get a great price.

Stylist

For a bride on their big day, having a professional stylist can be a lifesaver. Putting makeup on with shaky hands can be really tough, and a pro will make sure that hair and makeup stays put all day. Be sure to choose a stylist who will allow you to do a trial run of your hair and makeup before your big day – you want to be able to finalize your look and add some finishing touches.

Hiring contractors can be stressful, but when you know you’ve got the right ones, all the stress will leave you. Just be sure to save enough money in the budget to give them a hefty tip, and leave them a great review online too.

 

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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