How to Choose and Work with Vendors

Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking, but you don't have to do it alone. Whether you're hiring caterers, event planners, party rental companies, invitations designers, photographers, videographers, entertainers, florists, formal wear shops, bakeries or wedding officiants, asking the right questions is essential. Read the tips below to ensure you come prepared for each interview–and that you hire the best vendors for your wedding!

When you want to give your guests something truly unique to savor, there's nothing better than customized cookies. Custom cookies are the hot new wedding trend because they show off a piece of your personalities. Serve…

While it's important to look through the photo portfolios of prospective wedding photographers, and it's even more important to seek previous client recommendations, sometimes finding an artistically skilled photographer…

On your wedding day you want to feel like you're soaring above it all–so why not start with a wedding venue at the very top of a building? Rooftop weddings are the perfect solution for couples who want to be married…

Sure, you could print your wedding invitations on your home printer and call it a day. But when you want that extra touch of elegance, hand-written calligraphy is the answer. From the first Save the Dates, your wedding…

Are you the type of person who takes an hour sampling flavors at the ice cream shop? If you have a hard time choosing between good things, deciding on one officiant to lead your wedding ceremony can become an arduous…

In a perfect world, the vendors you hire arrive on your wedding day and perform their jobs flawlessly. All you have to do is show up and enjoy being queen for a day. But the wrong vendor can send a wedding celebration…

When you think of a nightclub DJ, do you picture twirling black lights and sweaty kids with glow sticks? It's easy to discount club DJs as entirely the wrong feeling for your wedding. However, there are a few compelling…

For the bride and groom who want their wedding to go off without a hitch (besides the most important hitch, that is), a banquet hall is the venue of choice. Make a reservation and know with absolute certainty that your…

Priscilla Munson of Long Beach, California, became a non-denominational minister in 2003 because she enjoys co-creating custom ceremonies that reflect couples' uniqueness. “Over the years it's become clear to me…

Imagine sunshine sparkling on water. You and your soon-to-be spouse face each other on the deck of a luxury yacht decorated with ivy and white roses. As you say your vows, the wind ruffles your hair. Then it's time for…

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