If you have decided not to hire a wedding planner, then the task of finding all the professionals you will need, to make this event one that you will remember fondly for the rest of your life, rests on your shoulders. This is not a light responsibility, but if it is one you are willing to take on, here are the various individuals you will need to find and hire.
Best-case Scenario: Use Your Own Staff
Not everyone already has household staff working for them, but if you do, it is best to use them for your wedding as well. Your cook can find a few sous-chefs for that day, and your butler can be in charge of adding waiters and barmen, while taking on the responsibility of the unfolding of the day/evening. If you don’t know where to find household staff, click here.
If you have seen pictures of weddings, you probably already know that flowers are a big part of what will make your memories of the event beautiful. Of course, flowers are central to this event, at the church, as well as in the location where the celebration will take place afterwards. But it is also crucial to know where and how to arrange them, so that when pictures are taken, they can be seen to add beauty to them. You need a florist who knows how to prepare weddings, if you want that part to be a success during the event but also for the future, when you will look back at the photos.
Music is also a crucial element of a wedding. If people don’t have fun, dancing to music they can relate to, the evening can rapidly turn into disaster. If you decide to hire a DJ, make sure he knows how to get the people dancing. Ask to be present at another wedding where he performs, so you can confirm his capacity to do so. If you choose a band, you should also go and watch them perform, before hiring them. The variety of the music they can play will be of outmost important, with a crowd varying greatly in terms of age.
Bartenders and Servers
It is not so easy to be qualified as a bartender or as a server. In fact, finding the right ones might be the most complicated task you’ll be facing. The best way to go is to find an agency that specializes in this field. However, you should still check which individuals they are suggesting, particularly for the bartender(s), as a good one can help keep the evening rolling in style.
Don’t forget the hairdresser!