As we are delving deeper into 2020 weddings, I wanted to take time to ask our Instagram followers about their wedding planning experience. My hope was to gain insight into the positives, negatives and everything in between so that we here at AM Studios could work to provide you with content and resources to better help you when planning your BIG day! So here’s what we uncovered…
I have to admit, I was really shocked by this result. Wedding planners are a HUGE asset to your day and for so many reasons. A good wedding planner can offer a variety of services to help make your day and the process leading up to go smoothly. They can take care of the big and little details so that you, the couple, can actually enjoy the experience of getting married and having your dream day. This is definitely a topic we plan to touch on, so check back to our blog for this article.
First look, ok, I am 50/50 on this. I completely appreciate the tradition of waiting to see you betrothed for the very first time at your ceremony. In fact, one of the highlights for many of your guests is witnessing your reactions at the altar. Alternatively, if you want more time for portraits (meaning your romantics, your wedding party and family) then having a first look makes a great difference in the flow of your day (and not to mention results in more images). A blog post on the pros/cons of a first look is also in the works so be sure and check back to learn more about this hot topic.
Ah, this one pains me a bit. I was hoping to see 100% of participants had a pleasant experience with their wedding vendors. Disclaimer and on a happy note for us: None of our couples said no. Whew! (Insert happy tears emoji! ;)) I will say though that things can go wrong. It just happens. It is unfortunate, but true. I do believe for the most part that each of your wedding vendors are doing their very best. We all have bad days though…amiright?!
This result did not surprise me in the least. Weddings are a luxury. The people you are hiring are experts in their field and most of us are small business owners. It takes A LOT to run a successful business and not to mention a never ending journey of perfecting our skills. Our price points are a reflection of this. I do completely understand how budgets go overboard and that primarily boils down to… It is not everyday you plan a wedding, so how in the world should you know how much you will need to spend to execute on your vision?! Tip: Your wedding planner can help you with this.
I realized after I asked this question, it was a tricky one. Of course your budget is realistic in your mind because that is how much money you have to spend. I totally get that. I guess what I was really asking is that after you knew how much everything costs was your initial budget ideal? So to those of you who participated…does your answer change?
How did you find your wedding vendors?
Where did you find your wedding inspiration?
What’s most important when hiring your photographer?
What was the hardest part of planning?
And finally, I asked what would you have done differently?
I am so glad I asked these questions…it provided great insight and a list of hot topics to address here on our blog. My goal is to help make your wedding experience the very best it can be. At AM Studios it is always our ambition to provide a first class experience, reduce any stress and worries you may have, and to always point you in the right direction.
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