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Q & A Tuesday: Which Wedding Vendors to Hire First

March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021

#ICYMI: In a recent live Q&A, CJ answered Dana’s question about which vendors to book first 

Q: After you’ve booked your venue, what would you say is the most important vendor to book next?

A: Your photographer! Or dress. It depends on when your wedding is. In my experience, if you’re planning in a shorter timeframe, you’ll want to get your dress ordered as soon as you can. There may be a long lead time needed for dresses to be ordered in your size and still leave time for alterations.

You’re already off to a great start by selecting your venue first — good job! And tied for second most important, along with your dress, is your photographer. Many photographers, like venues, book up quickly, especially if you’re planning to get married on a Saturday.



If you’re one of our clients or getting married in the Nashville area, feel free to reach out if you need some photography suggestions. We have had a lot of experience with a range of photographers who shoot in different styles, offer different services and products and work with a variety of budgets.

When making a recommendation, we consider many factors and can give you a more personalized recommendation once we have a better understanding of what your budget and planning priorities are.


Watch the full video here and be sure to follow us on Instagram while you’re there!

CJ Dickson live on Instagram