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When To Book Your Wedding Suppliers?

Wedding preparations start months or in most cases years in advance, and it all comes down to booking the right vendors. It can be difficult to find a great Cotswolds wedding photographer a couple of weeks before the wedding, since most of them are booked months or years in advance. Which makes you wonder, when should you book wedding suppliers or a freelance wedding photographer? Let’s find out!


Before you hire a Cotswolds wedding photographer, your focus has to be on booking the venue. The problem is that most venues are booked a year, maybe sometimes 2 years in advance. Of course, it varies based on the venue and location. Still, booking a venue is something you want to do around a year or more in advance, just to be safe.

Manor By The Lake Wedding Venue - Cheltenham, Cotswolds UK


Ideally, you want to book your Cotswolds wedding photographer a year in advance, maybe a year and a half in advance. Sure, you might find photographers that are less busy, but it makes sense to book your favourite and affordable wedding photographer early on in the wedding planning process. That way you save money, and you can also work with the best freelance wedding photographer of your choice.

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Catering services might be required if the venue doesn’t include that. Again, you want to start the search 10-12 months in advance. This will give you plenty of time to find a great catering service that helps design the menu you've always wanted. That’s especially true if you’re looking for a more complex menu.


A similar thing can be said when hiring a florist. Booking the florist 8 to 12 months in advance will help quite a bit. You might find some florists that can be booked just a month or two before the wedding. But it ultimately comes down to the requirements and whether you want something very complex or simpler.


Booking music is similar to finding the right Cotswolds wedding photographer. It’s something you want to do early on because a lot of wedding musicians and performers are booked a year in advance. It’s a very good idea to take your time and study all the options, but start the research a year or more beforehand, so you can have plenty of time.


Booking wedding suppliers is something that you want to do early on in the process. The reason is simple, you don’t want to rush and instead you want to work with dependable suppliers. That’s why it’s a good idea to book the venue or a Cotswolds wedding photographer a year or more in advance. It will ease the pressure, while making it easy to find the right vendor that fits your needs!

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