January 07, 2015
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Wedding Shopping With A Plan.  There are good reasons to shop for some wedding day services before others! Read on…

You're Engaged! Now What? Part 4 of 30

From the first moment you sit down to plan your big day, you realize that the availability of your church and reception venue is the biggest factor in selecting your wedding date (see our blog post on date selection here: http://ovationimages.com/helpful-wedding-ideas/the-best-date-for-your-wedding/). Well, okay—once you have your church and reception venue locked up, now what? Go dress shopping, right? Wait! Give it some more thought…

Some wedding vendors can only do one wedding on the date you select. So if you love the photographer who did your best friend’s wedding pictures–that would be us–OvationImages.com– call them now! If someone else gets there first, then you have to go shopping for photographers because they can only do one wedding on any given day. This is also true for good DJs, bands and videographers. On any given day, your favorite band can only play one gig. So if your band is high on your priority list, call them the very next minute after you sign the contract with your reception venue!

What about caterer, cake, florist and so forth? Well, actually they can and usually do serve 4, 5 or more weddings on a given Saturday. So you can still get the ones you want later.  There is no need to be in a big rush to lock in those vendors.

Going back to our blog post about selecting a date, remember that from May through October, competition for the best services on a Saturday will be significant. Your timing can make all the difference between getting exactly what you want or settling for less.  From November through April and on Fridays and Sundays, there are fewer weddings, so there is less competition for quality wedding services. In fact. many vendors including Ovation Images offer discounts for non-Saturday and off-season weddings for that very reason.

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