(Closed) What was the first vendor you booked?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

After we booked our venue- our next booking was the DJ.  It was the same DJ who had done my cousin’s wedding and my sister’s wedding.  They were awesome at both so I was desperate to be able to get them for mine.  Thankfully they were available and I didn’t regret it one bit!

Post # 4
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Worker bee

After booking our venue, which was a City of Seattle Park District site (looking back it may have been more trouble then it was worth), we booked our photogragher.

I travelled to Seattle from where I live in Chicago in July to meet with all my vendors. The day I was to meet with the photographer, she realized that she had to produce an event the night of the wedding. So I was less than 3 months out from the wedding and had to find a new photographer!

In the end it all worked out. I was not able to meet our photographer until the day of but the photos turned out great and she was a peach. And to make up for the trouble, the original photographer is going to print our pictures for us and put together an album at no charge. Score!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We booked our church!  It always fills up fast and I wanted to make sure I got the day and time I wanted and it was one of the most important pieces to the wedding because I didn’t want to get married anywhere else.  We booked our photog probably not long after, but I wish I had done more research.  We met them at a friends wedding and that was that, didn’t even interview anyone else, but we should have…oh we, my fault I guess. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

The first thing I booked was the ceremony venue!!  I was desperate to get the ambiance I wanted, no matter the price.  And I knew they book up quickly.  I have never regretted it!  i’m so excited!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

The Photographer was our first booking. We ended up choosing Mrs Toucan’s photographer and the more recaps she posts the happier I am with our choice!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

The ceremony/reception venue. We later wished we had booked our photog first because we loved someone who was taken, but we found someone even better in the end 🙂 So no regrets!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Wedding coordinator, Photographer… 23 month engagement means, waiting on venue for teh 12 month mark, have narrowed down, photobooth/videographer/chairs/rentals/Live Event Artist 🙂

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ceremony/reception venue.  We got engaged May 2008, but had to wait until mid-October 2008 for the 2009 Chinese lunary calendar to be published so we could pick a lucky wedding date.  It turned out to be May 2009….I had already done the research so started calling our top picks, but there were already booked!  I was a bit worried/frantic, but in the end, we found an awesome venue.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We booked our photographer first.  We both loved everything we have seen from them.  Unfortunately, I wish we would have waited. I don’t love my engagement pictures (don’t really like many of them for that matter), and they were super expensive.  I wish I would have waited until I had attended a wedding show and had a chance to see all the others in the area.  I’m hoping I’ll be more photogenic in the actual wedding shots and trying not to regret our decision too much.  Hind sight is 20/20 and in the end all that will matter is that I will be married!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

reception venue.  Our photog was a close second, but we weren’t worried as they are long-time friends (who own a business) and were going to be invited to our wedding regardless!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

venue – photog – caterer – dj – lion dance – chocolate fountain

sometimes

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

wow comment freaked out on me

to finish my thought:

sometimes i look back and wonder how the hell i managed to do so much work that required so much research.  phew i’m glad it’s over and amazed that it turned out well!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Reception Venue – Ceremony Venue – DJ and Photog at the same time…everyone else is friends…Florist next, Invites, and Hair/Makeup recently.

 

Only other outside vendor I think we need is costuming, lol

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Venue –> DJ –> Photographer –> Stationery … that’s it so far, 12 more months to go, lots of vendors to book!  

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