Wedding Planning for the Non-wedding Planner | Picking Vendors

Wedding Planning for the Non-wedding Planner | Picking Vendors

 

It’s time for another personal blog.

Engagement Session at Longwood Gardens

Weddings are time for celebration and joy and I hear the day of is wonderful! I have found that trying to pick vendors can be challenging. As I sit here writing this, I am still missing a few, but I have found that getting some help has made the world of a difference. Matt and I started researching different venues and vendors a few days after our engagement. So many people were asking us about the venue, the photographer (many asked if I was doing my own pictures lol), and everything else. We had not started thinking about anything yet, because it was only the day after we got engaged.

 

It took Matt and me four months pick our ceremony and reception venue, but it only took me about 1 day to know who I wanted to be our photographer. If you are in the process of planning anything, you will see things like this happening. While Matt and I were going through all of the vendor research, we wanted to make sure that we liked each vendor we would be working with. Knowing that we liked and shared similar views as the owners, even if it would be someone else working with us on our wedding day, we knew that we would get along and have a great day. Matt and I are in similar industries that we need to be hiring for our wedding. This means that we know what we want, and it makes it a little harder to pick who we want to work with.

Engagement Session at Longwood Gardens

While picking some vendor were easy, we are still on the fence for a few others, and for that … we needed some help. I asked Keara of Keara Anne Weddings for some help finding a florist, and she has been amazing! She sent me a great list of florists for Matt and me to review. If you are looking for a wedding planner, I highly recommend Keara. She takes everything you are thinking of and comes back with what you were thinking and more.

As for styling, we needed some help with the groomsmen and Matt’s outfit. Matt and I knew that we did not want him in a full tux, but what we wanted was proving hard to find. We asked stylist, Susan of Susan Padron Stylist, for some help and she came back with a few wonderful outfits. Now it’s time for us to just decide on the final colors.

Branding Portraits with Keara Anne Weddings | Jenkintown, PA

Branding Portraits with Keara Anne Weddings | Jenkintown, PA

 

I love meeting people and getting to learn about them. Rising Tide Society is a great group for creatives and wedding industry people. I met Keara at our RTS June meeting at Ali’s Wagon in Philadelphia, we got to talking after the meeting and continued emailing over the next month. We wanted to work together and we figured out the perfect way to start, Keara is just starting Keara Anne Weddings, her wedding coordination company and needed some new headshots and lay flats that showed off her colorful style.

Keara Anne Weddings

Keara and I meet at her office in July, after a little rearranging a few things to get the best lighting, we got her office set up. We wanted to show off just a few of the items, that you will find on her desk during one of your in-person meetings. Keara is not only an entrepreneur, but also a mom, so we got a few shots of her adorable boys helping her work, and playing on the side of her desk.   

Keara Anne Weddings

After hanging out in her office for a little, we headed to downtown Jenkintown, PA. It was time for head shots and some lifestyle photos to finish off our session. I am looking forward to getting to work with Keara again. If you are looking for a month of / day of coordinator or just some help with your wedding planning be sure to check out Keara’s website here.

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Love and Joy.

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