What Do I Need to Plan a Wedding? 5 Vendor Services to Get Started

What do I need to plan a wedding? At the end of the day, all you need for the perfect wedding is you, your better half, and the love that you share. However, every wedding can be elevated with delicious food, fabulous music, gorgeous flowers, stunning photographs, and many other wedding essentials. But, to do this, you need to consider the right vendors. 

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What Do I Need to Plan a Wedding?

Most weddings require an average of 14 third-party vendors to bring everything to fruition.  Some require more, some need less, depending on the scale, logistics, and luxury. Each vendor has a vital role in your day, and the following FIVE vendor services are essential in our book! 


Have you ever been “Hangry”? Yah! It’s NOT fun. Hunger makes people uncomfortable and irritable. So make SURE, you not only offer plenty of food but a good variety for all the people in the world now with their unique ways of eating. Make you start the party off with plenty of hors d’oeuvres, followed by at least a 2-course dinner, or 5 item buffet, followed up by dessert and potentially late-night snacks. People like to indulge at weddings, so consider that when planning your menu. 

Your guests should have as much of their favorite food and drinks as they want. Fortunately, there are hundreds of options to choose from. You don’t have to stick with the standard meat, chicken, fish deal that we all see. Have some fun with your menu. If you love Mexican, then, by all means, go for it. You can offer elevated styles of ethnic foods while still keeping things elegant, including Mexican food catering

Wedding Planning 

Many couples are usually enthusiastic about planning their weddings and couldn’t imagine passing the baton to a planner. However, planning a wedding can feel overwhelming and stressful, especially when you have never planned one before. So that enthusiasm often turns into confusion, exhaustion, and frustration. That’s ok. That is why we are here. Just because you hire a planner does NOT mean you are giving up any control over your wedding. It is easier and wiser to leave the planning to expert wedding planners. A good planner can also save you time, money, and stress. 

Photography & Videography 

A wedding is one of the most representative ceremonies in our human culture. It is a beautiful life-changing event that many people go to great lengths to recognize. Anyone would want their wedding ceremony written in the stars, but realistically we must settle for good photography and videography. Pictures and videos of your wedding ceremony will help you relive the day for years to come, just like it was just yesterday. Also, if you have kids, you can share it with them someday. Many people’s biggest regret is not getting videography or being cheap when hiring a photographer. This is all you are left with when the weekend is over. It is certainly not an area to dismiss. 

Hair & Makeup 

Your wedding is a historical event in your life, and you deserve to look and feel your best. For most brides and grooms, this means an elegant wedding dress or a clean-cut suit. However, the dress looks much better when you pair it with the right hair and make-up. Talented hairstylists and makeup artists will help bring out your best attributes and make sure your look is fresh and cohesive. 

Music & Entertainment 

Entertainment in a wedding is EVERYTHING. Because once the ceremony is over and you’ve had dinner, it’s time to celebrate. And many do that through dance! Music helps to entertain your guests and allows them to celebrate and let loose. You have lots of entertainment options to choose from, including DJs, live bands, specialty musicians. etc. However, ensure that your vows are the ceremony’s highlight, and don’t mind being selfish when choosing your favorite wedding songs

A Conclusion on “What Do I Need to Plan a Wedding?” 

A wedding may be only ceremonial, but it is vital to ensure that it is perfect, regardless of scale. The right Dream Team of wedding vendors can help your wedding go flawlessly, and these five vendor services are essential and where you should be prioritizing your budget. If we got to pick a 6th of importance, it would be the level of your BAR! Don’t skimp there. Nobody wants cheap alcohol. 

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