“We have decided not to get married in a church and booked a banquet hall for the reception and the wedding. We need to book some other things like a DJ, photographer, florist and a judge or reverend. Our wedding is still a year away. When should we start looking for the other people we need?”
Corrine – This is what I typically see with most weddings: Couples secure a place for the reception and wedding, next they search for a qualified officant, then entertainment and other supporting vendors.
Now would be a good time to begin the process. I have weddings on my calendar that are more than a year away. Securing your officiant early can help you avoid settling for second- or third-choice. Most couples I encounter seem to target a 9-12 month time frame for securing an officiant and other vendors. I hope this helps.