Assembling Your Dream Team of Vendors

Let’s be honest, a wedding day could never be possible without the assistance of our amazing vendors. What I have learned in planning for our wedding is that it is so important to be comfortable, happy, and open communication with all the vendors that you plan on using for your day! The amount of areas to plan and budget for can be overwhelming, and they are all filled with an unlimited amount of vendors. It can be hard to know where to start.

One thing that my fiancé and I did was make a list of all of the part of our wedding day that we would need to reach out to vendors for. Our list and your list could look like something along the lines of:

  • Wedding Planner

  • Ceremony Location

  • Reception Location

  • Floral

  • Catering

  • Bar

  • Wedding Dress | Wedding Party Attire

  • Entertainment

  • Photography

  • Hair + Makeup

  • Stationary

  • Cake

  • Rentals

  • Transportation

  • Videography

It is important to narrow down which of the above vendors are your top 3 and make them your main priority so you can be sure to allocate your budget accordingly.

Maggie’s Top 3:

Photography

For us, choosing our photographer was one of our main focuses and one of our most important priorities. It is so important to love the way your photographer shoots and how they make you feel in front of the camera. Getting along and clicking with your photographer will make your day more effortless for you!

We chose to go with Lindsey Morgan Photography. Not only did we love the light and airy feel to her work, but we loved her enthusiasm and energy. We quickly realized that we all had many of the same interests and knew almost immediately that we were a match made in wedding heaven! With Lindsey photographing our wedding I know that I will not have to worry about a thing, because she will have it all covered!

Photo: Lindsey Morgan Photography

Photo: Lindsey Morgan Photography

Ceremony / Reception Location

Where our wedding would be held was very important to us. We wanted to make sure our venue included all of the aspects that we wanted (low country vibe, marsh views, historic home) and needed a location that could accommodate all of our guests [invite list has creeped up to 350...eep!]. This landed us booking Litchfield Plantation for our ceremony and reception. The venue staff has been amazing in helping us plan for our day and makes us love our venue even more!

Photo: Amy Arrington Photography

Photo: Amy Arrington Photography

Rentals

Our ceremony and reception will be held outdoors so we wanted to make sure we had a great vendor for all of our decor and rental needs. We are working with EventWorks, which is a top rental company with locations in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Savannah. (Don’t worry, they will be glad to travel!). They have all of the necessities we need, including a large tent to accommodate our guests for dinner!

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Having a great vendor team starts with having a great planner who can recommend and guide you in the right direction to vendors who fit your style + budget! At Ashley Nicole Events, we take your opinions and ideas very seriously and always want to make sure you are working with vendors who assist bringing your vision to life!