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Who You Need to Bring to Your Wedding Vendor Appointments

Who You Need to Bring to Your Wedding Vendor Appointments

Wondering who you need to bring to your wedding vendor appointments? Have you chosen which the wedding dress to wear on your big day? If not yet, maybe it is time that you start planning your appointments. It takes at least 6-8 months for your wedding dress to arrive.

With so many things to arrange and decide on, are you keeping a planner to make sure that everything is in order? If not, you are putting yourself in huge trouble. There are many ways to make your wedding planning exciting. One of which is having someone by your side as you are going to different vendors.

So, who is going to tag along when meeting up with different vendors and doing different wedding tasks? Here is a guide on who you need to bring to your wedding vendor appointments!

Wedding Registry

Your partner

Okay, your gift registry is not just all about you but your partner as well. It is the two of you who will decide which gifts you want to receive at your wedding. You have to come up with the things you want to receive and use in your new home. For example, pans, towels, dishes, and pots. Make sure that you both agree to everything on the gift registry.

Bringing your parents or your friends when creating this will just open a lot of confusion. It is you and your soon-to-be spouse who will use it and not them.

Checking the venue

Your partner, your parents (if they are the ones paying), and your wedding coordinator (if you have one).

This can be one of the most important vendors you have to meet up with. Bringing your partner is important. You also needs your coordinator, as they know the right questions to ask and the right things to consider when choosing a venue. The coordinators can also help you in deciding whether the venue is the best place for you or you have to find something else.

Your parents, since they are the ones in charge of paying the majority of your wedding expenses. You can let them come since the venue will take up a huge chunk of your budget.

Who You Need to Bring to Your Wedding Vendor Appointments

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Vendor meetings

Your partner

To start with your vendors, it is highly recommended that you meet them all up in person with your partner. You and your partner should be able to decide on which vendors you want to have at your wedding. Do not rush signing of the contract. It is best if you bring the contract home first, read and discuss it, and then decide. You cannot sign any contract unless you are completely confident about this partnership. Once the contract is signed, you have to inform your wedding coordinator about. Some coordinators would like to check the contract as well.

They will work with these vendors to make sure your wedding day is perfect. If your parents are paying, and they want to come, you can let them come with you. However, the more people come, the more opinions you might get, making it harder for you to decide.

Venue To Take Engagement Photos

Your partner and photographer

Only you, your partner, and your photographer will need to be at the venue where you want to take your engagement photos. Some brides also bring their hair and makeup artist. They will make sure you have the perfect hair and makeup on the day of engagement photoshoot. Bringing the artist may not be necessary if you are just in the midst of venue shopping. Moreover, photos of the venue can be more than enough for them to decide on the right hairstyle and makeup to apply.

During your engagement photoshoot, you do not want to have any chaperones or viewers. You may just have a hard time posing in front of the camera.

Wedding Dress Shopping

Parents, wedding party, and/or a few close friends

You would not want your husband to join your shopping as it will kill the element of surprise. Having some of your closest friends or wedding party or parents is enough.

Bringing the entire gang may not be recommended, as you will just get confused with so many opinions and suggestions. Bring those you know have good taste and style.

You don’t need to bring your wedding party, just choose who you want to be with on this day. 

Food and cake tasting

Your Partner

There is no one better to decide on the type of food to serve at your wedding than you and your partner. You would not want anyone interfering with your opinions here. Food and cake tasting is mostly for the two of you.

Just in case you want to tag your wedding planner along, you can ask your caterer if you can do so. Wedding planner can help with what food flavors work with your theme and table set up.

Wedding ring shopping

Your partner

This is a no brainer. This session is exclusive for you and just your partner. Thus, there is no reason of inviting anyone else or asking for anyone’s opinion.

Makeup and hair do trial

No one!

Let the professionals do what they do best without anyone around. Therefore, go there solo and let them do magic.


We hope this guid will help you with who you need to bring to your wedding vendor appointments! Thinking of other things to plan for your wedding? Check The Ultimate Bride’s Survival Guide for more wedding information!


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