(Closed) Venue – check!! What should be next?!?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you don’t have a knot account I would go there.  They have great planning resources.  Generally photographer, dress, dj/band, caterer is next though.  

Post # 4
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Photographer and videographer.

Post # 5
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Generally other things which need to be locked in for the day: catering, ceremony venue, celebrant, photographer, videographer if you’re having one, DJ/music if you’re having that. In particular photographers (and videographers) are important and can be booked out early.

You can look for your dress too, but 12+ months out there’s no rush.

Post # 6
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

photographers/videographers, dress, dj/bands/ipod, caterer, also start thinking about florist and centerpieces to tie into your venue style and wedding style

Post # 7
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Get your photographer booked next. There may be one that has a certain style that you just love, but if you don’t book them early enough, you’re out of luck. For me, even though I’m kind of a food snob, the photographer was the first thing I booked after we set our date with the venue. Depending on your location, there might not be too many available and you want to be able to get the best one at your budget.

My aunt bought me a wedding planning book that has all sorts of checklists in it, which I love. I know there are a ton online – the Knot does a have a really good customizable one – but I like the fact that I can carry it around everywhere and do it by hand.

Good luck!

Post # 9
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Here are the BIG things I checked off my list in this order when I first startred planning:

Venue (reception)






Ceremony venue



I had 9-10 months toplan, and I am at 60 days. I just booked tne last 3 things about a month ago.




Post # 11
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Photographer, Caterer, Music.

Post # 13
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would start looking for your dress next. And any vendors you care a lot about (DJ, Florist, Photographer/Videographer)

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