The best way to plan a wedding and select vendors is through a good wedding planner, but that may not be in every bride’s budget. It isn’t uncommon to deal directly with the bride and groom when discussing wedding photography for their big day. It means a lot of work and planning, but it works fine if the bride is good at managing stress and project management…..as well as delegating responsibility to others. I will give a few basic tips for the brides who are planning their own wedding, and selecting their own vendors, especially photographers.
The key piece of advice I will offer here, is to have all your questions written down for the photographer, you may think you’ll remember it all, but at the consultation, it’s hard to think of all of it. It just makes a better organized and more diligent client which earns the respect of those you do business with, when you are detail oriented. I will tell you first hand, how real wedding clients have conducted themselves when meeting with me about being their wedding photographer. The most serious clients were organized. They had their questions written down. As I answered their questions, they wrote down that information as well. The most frequently asked questions I was asked was about specific styles for various parts of their wedding, insurance, years in the photography, and wedding photography business, backup equipment, assistants, and deposit policy. All necessary and very legitimate questions. I love dealing with thorough people, it makes for less potential headache later. This is one important thing to do, to not only weed out unqualified people, but to leave less room for error and have a better understanding of what you are getting. There are many Nashville wedding photographers (or whichever area you are in), those who can’t address your concerns and questions do not deserve your business. l much prefer to have everything out in the open.