Wedding Planning Procrastinators: 5 Vendors You Shouldn’t Wait to Book

young couple buying wedding ring at jewelry store ready to start wedding planningCongratulations on your engagement! We know you want to soak in the glow of your new couple status, but now is not the time to procrastinate in your wedding planning. Put succinctly: you snooze, you lose. That’s right, you lose out on your favorite wedding venue, the best DJ that your guests love, the caterer that makes the most scrumptious finger foods. So get out your wedding planning checklist and start marking off all those satisfying boxes that mean you’ve booked those vital wedding vendors for your special day.

Wedding Venue

You wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during wedding planning. Don’t let the importance of this decision push you into procrastination; the best wedding venues’ calendars fill up early. Decide on your budget and style, and hit the ground with venue tours so you can narrow your choices down to one.

Wedding Planner

If you and your fiancé want to bring a wedding planner on board to stay ahead of the process, don’t wait. Hire a wedding planner early in the process so your wedding planner can be involved in the most important decisions and tie them all together into your dream wedding.


No one wants to plan a beautiful wedding with horrible food. For that reason, contact your favorite caterer early or ask your friends or family for recommendations. Don’t wait to schedule tastings that can help you decide on the right caterer that you and your guests’ll crave.


If you want to make your wedding memorable, don’t stop at your dinner vendor. Decide on your entertainment for the evening (band or DJ?), and allocate dollars accordingly. Your event entertainment makes a big impact on your guests’ enjoyment, so don’t skimp when it comes to hiring the best (set up an initial meeting to find out who you’re hiring).

Anyone you really want

The best photographers, caterers, and videographers get booked early. If you have a favorite wedding vendor, don’t wait. Set up an initial meeting with your DJ and get a contract. Contact your favorite baker. If you don’t have time, contact a wedding planner. Resist the urge to procrastinate and enjoy a wonderful wedding later.

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