When is it too early to book a wedding vendor?

I have been designing custom stationery for over 6 years now.  Throughout my journey as a stationer, I have met loads of other extremely talented wedding vendors.  When we get together we love to gush over our couples and see what trends they’re seeing with their weddings. We also talk about what we wish our couples would know. 

Let’s face it, we doing weddings every single day, you and your partner are planning a wedding for the first (maybe second or third) time.  So, of course, there is information you just aren’t going to think about.  So, I wanted to help you out a bit and give you some behind the scenes looks at what we wish our clients knew BEFORE they book us. and It doesn’t matter who I talk to in the wedding industry, the consensus among us all is the same with regard to what we want our couples to know. 

There’s no such thing as “too early” to book your wedding team, only too late!  

Molly Hicks | Luxury Stationery Designer for the non-traditional modern couple

Giving you an epic experience and amazing service is our priority.

Our clients mean the world to us, so making sure we can bring  you the experience you deserve is super important!  I know for my custom stationery couples, I want to make sure that I can fully devote my energy into your stationery experience with you.  And that means I only take 12 couples per year.  Yeah, you read that right, only twelve.  But I know that those twelve couples will have one fucking awesome experience, and that’s what’s most important.  

Cassi of Cassandra Mae Events sits next to a tablescape she designed for a styled wedding shoot at The Paxton Ballroom in Omaha NE photographed by Amanda Leise Photography

You are competing with your fellow couples for the best wedding dates.

Let’s be real, there are only 52 weeks in a year and more than half of those ruled out because of weather.  The remaining 26 weeks are left for couples just like you duking it out (hopefully figuratively) for the “best date.”  You and your wedding date twins may be looking to book the same vendors, so whoever books first wins. Right? Well, just a heads up some couples are booking as early as 2 years out. 

Do you want to pay todays price or next years price?

Couples book their wedding teams as much as 2 years in advance.  So making sure you get your preferred date means booking “early” is the key to working with exactly who you want. Not to mention you lock in your prices! As the cost of items increase so do the costs of your vendors, when you book things early you (usually) get to lock in the rate for the day you sign the contract.  Depending on the vendor that could be a significant difference!

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