So, you’ve made the decision to get married and have put the date on the calendar in very large letters. Possibly surrounded by hearts, possibly with the biggest most Sharpie you could find. Either way, you’re pretty flippin’ excited…. So, now comes some of the hard word before you can enjoy your day.
How and where to find recommended wedding photographers, celebrants, florists, car hire, make up artists, a venue… I could go on, but suffice to say, there is rather alot to get sorted, and most of it probably hasn’t been encountered before.
Well, I know you’re thinking – cut to the chase man! – how DO we do it? Your friend and mine, Google.
Personally I would ask around all my friends first for personal recommendations on wedding suppliers in Melbourne, and then I would jump on google to fill in the blanks and double check some of those recommendations for a mate of a mate who knows somebody else that does this or that cheaply.
Sure, I love a bargain too, but I also know you sometimes get what you pay for… So, you google the words ‘best wedding photographer melbourne‘ and are bamboozled by the 310,000 results that are delivered. Let’s just hope that one of your aforementioned friends had a name they could offer. If they didn’t, then it’s time to dive in and start sorting the wheat from the chaff. Trust me, there will be more chaff than wheat!
Want a tip? Check out the reviews for recommended wedding photographers in Melbourne, as these will be a great guide for discovering what others have to say. When a photographer has several decent reviews, you know you’re on the right track. If they have more than ten, and they all look to be 4 or 5 stars then there is a good chance you have scored a winner! Pick up the phone and get going with the enquiry, as quality wedding professionals are often booked up more than a year in advance.
OK, maybe your search criteria is a little different – perhaps your priority is the budget, so you’re searching for an affordable Melbourne wedding photographer instead. Well, they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and disguises. You’ll need to check out the reviews for the budget end of the market – some of the work is pretty average and again, you get what you pay for. We’re not advising against it, simply saying be careful!
Concentrate on one supplier – perhaps the ‘key’ people who you feel are important to your day. Once you have them locked in then, the chances are that they will be able to recommend other wedding related businesses.
For instance, we have a handful of trusted celebrants that we have worked with previously and love to hand out their details as we know they do a great job and clients love them.
They also know how to work with photographers and videographers which keeps us happy too so everyone ends up being a winner! If you need some names of quality celebrants in the Melbourne area – just ask!
Hopefully that has given you some food for thought