Even though it seems that your fiance proposed to you only yesterday, it’s time to get started on your wedding planning. You may have heard stories from friends and family members about the nightmare of wedding planning. When you plan an event as large as a wedding, you are faced with a seemingly insurmountable list of details to attend to. Bridesmaids must be selected, venues have to be tied down, and even selecting invitations can be overwhelming. Are you thinking about throwing a DIY bash? Unless you are Martha Stewart, this could be a bad idea. Today, we’ve included a list of people who you need to hire so that you can truly enjoy your big day.

Wedding Planner

When you try to manage all the details of wedding planning yourself, you could find yourself biting off more than you can chew, so to speak. If your wedding does not turn out at all the way that you planned, you could be very upset, having thrown every second of your free time into planning. Don’t let this wedding be one big pinterest pin gone awry; hire a wedding planner. Many wedding planners offer different types of packages depending upon your budget and how much work you want for them to do for you.

Wedding Photographer

Most likely, guests will be snapping pics on their smartphones of your wedding, but they won’t be very good quality. You certainly do not want a photo of your wedding ceremony with a big thumb print on it. Your wedding day will be a blur, and you want someone to document the entire event beautifully. Don’t be cheap and hire your neighbor’s teenage son who is taking a photography class in high school. Hire a seasoned professional wedding photographer, and you won’t regret it. You’ll be looking at these pictures for years to come, so you want the highest-quality photographers available within your budget.

Wedding Videographer

If you would like to take the documentation even further, you could consider hiring a wedding videographer to shoot your wedding. Although it’s not as essential as having a professional photographer, you could watch your wedding ceremony on film for years to come. There’s something truly special about watching you and your husband speak your vows to remind yourself why you got married in the first place.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Your first dance needs to be flawlessly executed, and the pressure’s on, thanks to Facebook and youtube. You could attempt to learn how to choreograph your dance on your own, but when was the last time you even learned choreography? Our professional dance instructors at the Modern Ballroom Dance Studio in Alexandria have years of experience helping couples learn their first dance. We recommend coming in earlier rather than later to learn your dance so that you have plenty of time to get it right. Our wedding dance lessons double as a fun way for couples to blow off some steam during wedding planning.

We hope that these suggestions make your wedding planning go a little more smoothly. Contact our ballroom dance studio in Alexandria to book your adult dance classes today.