Booking Wedding Vendors During the Holidays

Booking Wedding Vendors During the Holidays

Why is booking your Vendors during the holiday season is a must for your wedding planning?

Did you know that there is such a thing as “engagement season”?  Each year, many couples take their relationships to the next level by getting engaged between Thanksgiving Day and Valentine’s Day.  It truly is the most wonderful time of year.  In addition to the joy of having a wedding celebration to look forward to, you have the twinkle and sparkle of the holidays to make everything seem shiny, bright, and new.  It is easy to just bask in the glow of being newly betrothed, but do notmove too slowly.  If you have a set of wedding vendors that you have been eyeing and plan on getting married in the upcoming year, booking as soon as you can is vital. 

Here are three reasons why:

1. Dates are booking fast.

Engagement season exists because a lot of people are getting engaged around the same time.  That means that vendors are booking dates rapidly during this season.  To ensure that your wedding will be staffed by your first choice in each vendor category, you will have to book them and secure your date with a deposit.  Also, keep in mind that popular dates book exceptionally fast so if you have been low-key planning your wedding, time is of the essence now (Holiday weekends and Saturdays throughout the Summer and Fall are extremely popular).  Oh, and by the way, if you are getting married next year or the year after, you should be booking NOW.  Many vendors book 12 to 18 months in advance.  So, don’t miss out because you said: “My wedding isn’t until next year so I have plenty of time”.

2. Sales and special offers are not just for retail stores.

Special deals are everywhere these days, and wedding vendors are no exception in this regard.  While you should not go into every conversation expecting a “Deal”, there are often many great perks available for such things as booking early, paying in full at signing, offering immediate referral of friends or family that are actively planning an event.  If you are already booked with someone, you may be able to upgrade to additional services atthe current year’s ratesthat will save you moneyon your wedding day.  If you are eyeing a vendor, but aren’t too sure of what they are offering, feel free to reach out and ask them if there are any incentives such as the ones I described here currently available.

3. Do not put off till tomorrow what you can do today. 

Wedding planning tends to start off slow at first and then the closer you are to the big day, the list of things to do seems to get longer and longer.  Chances are, you will have a few extra days off this time of year and will be in great contact with loved ones that will be invited to your wedding.  Get the ball rolling now by putting together your guest list, booking your planner, and picking out your dress, wedding venue, etc.  Even if all you do is plan things out, it is one less thing to think about further down the road.

Hope this is helpful as you continue you wedding and event planning journey.

Until next time, be safe, and focus forward!


Harold Johnson

Finer Touch Entertainment

Special thanks to contributing writer, Event Planner Extraordinaire Linda Georges of Georges Girl Events.  Visit her online at

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