When it comes to having your wedding in Atlanta, there are so many options for vendors and venues that it might feel overwhelming. In this post I am going to tackle 5 tips that I have for you if you are planning your wedding in Atlanta, or even in surrounding cities.
My hope is that this will be helpful for you as you think about and plan your wedding. Wedding planning can be stressful at times, and it is always my goal to make that process as easy for you as I can by offering you tips such as these below. (Ps, all of my clients receive lots of helpful planning tips and guides from me to make this as easy for them as it can be!)
You probably have seen me preach over and over again that in the long run, the small details don’t have any eternal weight. And I absolutely stand by that statement.
However, when you are planning your wedding in Atlanta, or anywhere really, figuring out the answers to some of these questions will really help you be able to do the next 4 tips. As you being planning your wedding, ask yourself these questions FIRST:
And that is ok!! There are many creative ways to make your wedding day beautiful and unique without doing all the things. Once you get those top 3 priorities, everything else just calls into place. This is when you see how your friends and family will rally together to make your dream wedding come to life, and that is a really beautiful thing.
Just don’t. Not for your venue, or your photographer, or your florist, or your hair and makeup artist. Use those 3 priorities and the answers to the above questions to be your guide as you plan and prepare for your wedding in Atlanta.
The biggest mistake that I see in the industry is brides hiring someone solely for the aesthetic or visual aspect, and not making sure they jive with them as a person. Of course, not everyone is going to be best friends with everyone.
But a huge part of the process of being a bride with me, for example, is that I take the time to actually get to know you so that I can capture the most authentic photos possible for your and your family. I believe wholeheartedly that, if I skip that step, then I am doing you a grave injustice and your images won’t be as beautiful, unique, or authentic.
And this idea can be taken into the process of hiring any vendor for your wedding. Try to get to know the people themselves, and let them get to know you. I promise it will make a world of a difference in the outcome of your wedding day.
In line with #3, if you can’t find someone for your photography or florist, or any other kind of vendor really, that you connect well with, look out of the city or state. A lot of vendors, especially photographers, will travel.
I have personally had several brides tell me, “I can’t find anyone with your style or heart near me, so I am willing to pay for you to travel to my wedding.” This is a great example of how you can really make your wedding in Atlanta unique, by using other vendors from other cities and states.
Now that you have honed in on the details, and found the vendors that you love, it is time to trust them. There is a reason that they are good at what they do, and there is a reason that you hired them. By giving them creative freedom, they are able to meet your needs and make your dream come to life much easier than if you are nitpicking and micromanaging their time and talents.
When it comes to your wedding in Atlanta, it can be overwhelming to see all of the options that are at your disposal. If you take these tips and ideas and apply them, I am sure that you will finish feeling confident in your decisions and in control of your wedding day.
I'm Shelby, your Alabama Wedding Photographer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for checking out this blog post. I hope you find it helpful in your journey of wedding planning.