Are you ready to start planning your Arizona wedding? I know from experience that planning a wedding is not only really exciting but also a little stressful. I had the benefit of being in the wedding industry, so I had the upper hand when it came to locating a few of the best Arizona wedding vendors around for my big day.
And when I come across incredible vendors, whether I’ve personally worked with them or I’ve literally USED them in my own wedding, I can’t help but spread the word!
Why? Because your wedding is a special day, after all, and in many ways, it will be one of the biggest days of your life. You’ll want to make sure it’s everything it can be by hiring the right team.
It takes quite a bit of work to pull off a stellar wedding, regardless of how large or small that wedding is. Luckily, there is an entire industry of professionals dedicated to helping newly engaged couples plan the wedding of their dreams.
With that said, the list of vendors to choose from is pretty long, and choosing the right vendors for your special day can be overwhelming in itself.
I get it. You don’t want your number of wedding vendors to be higher than your guest count, especially if you’re looking at a more intimate wedding or elopement. And of course, you don’t need to throw everything but the kitchen sink at your wedding to make it the wedding of your dreams.
With that said, there are a few wedding vendors you really should consider.
You simply can’t have the perfect wedding without a Phoenix wedding photographer, a band or DJ, a florist, and a hair and makeup team. I also suggest a wedding planner so the burden of getting your wedding off the ground isn’t all on your shoulders.
Planning a wedding is a full-time job, after all!!!
But how do you find the right vendors for your special day? You do your research, check out social media, and look at reviews.
You should also ask people you trust who they would recommend, especially if you know someone who has just gotten married or if you know someone in the wedding industry.
And if you don’t, no worries. Because now you know me and I’m going to help you out by sharing three Arizona Wedding Vendors you absolutely need to consider!
Instagram Handle: @djtake2
How To Book: Contact DJ Take 2
When it’s time to celebrate after your ceremony, you’ll want to make sure you’ve hired the right professional. You want a wedding DJ in Arizona with great energy and a person who knows how to keep the party going.
That’s what I love most about Tyler with DJ Take 2! I’ve worked with him personally and he’s not only incredibly professional, respectful, and dedicated, but he’s also so intuitive to the needs of the couple and the party. As far as Arizona wedding DJs go, this guy knows what works to get your guests dancing.
I love that he pays attention to the energy of the room, and more importantly that he keeps a smile on everyone’s faces. I definitely recommend him when it comes to a wedding DJ in Phoenix, or anywhere in the Phoenix Valley.
Instagram Handle: @harperfloralco
How To Book: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries
What is a wedding without wedding flowers? Well, probably a little on the dull side. I know from personal experience that the right florist can enhance any venue, even if it’s already the Arizona wedding venue of your dreams.
When you’re on the hunt for a wedding florist in Phoenix, you absolutely need to check out Harper Floral Co. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Morgan, the sweet and talented genius behind the company.
She was actually the florist for my own wedding and her work was just breathtaking. Plus, she made the process so simple for me! All I did was give her a mood board, said “get creative!” and she took it and ran. The results were spectacular and made for such beautiful photo opportunities! Not only did she create gorgeous bouquets and reception bud flower decor, but also the floral hairpiece I wore for my big day.
In fact, I loved her work so much that I recommended her to my cousin, who has been just as happy as I was working with Morgan.
One thing I appreciated most about Harper Floral Co when I was looking for wedding flowers in Phoenix was Morgan’s insight and expertise. I had such a great experience planning with her.
Instagram Handle: @glambykeira
How To Book: Contact Kiera!
If you want to look absolutely incredible on your wedding day, then you’re going to need a fabulous hair and makeup professional on your team. This is why it’s so important to look for the right person for wedding hair and makeup in Phoenix.
I’ve worked with tons of glam squads on shoots, and Kiera of Glam by Kiera is one of my favorites!
She’s an incredibly talented wedding makeup artist in Phoenix and everyone she touches always ends up looking stunning all day long. Not only that, but Kiera is incredibly professional and kind. She really listens to what you want and is clearly dedicated to her craft.
So, if you’re looking for the best bridal hair and makeup Phoenix has to offer, absolutely give her a call.
Just because a wedding vendor has incredible reviews or an insane Instagram account doesn’t mean they are the right vendor for you. This is especially true for vendors you’ll be spending a lot of time with when it comes to planning your wedding and especially when it comes to the wedding day itself.
When choosing your vendors, I highly recommend having a face-to-face meeting with the person you’re considering. If you can’t meet in person for coffee or lunch, jumping on a quick Zoom call or even a casual Facetime is always okay.
The point is, you want to know that you’re going to really jive with this person and that they’re going to mesh with your unique vision. Make sure you’re clear about what you want out of your wedding day and how you expect that particular vendor will be able to assist.
Trust me, wedding planning can become stressful, and you’ll want to work with experts who are not only calm, cool, and collected, but who can keep you calm, cool, and collected as well.
The Bottom Line: The Right Team Makes for A Killer Wedding Day
Building a strong team around you during your wedding planning journey can make all the difference in your overall experience. So, make sure you hire vendors early on in the process and that you hire vendors you trust.
If you’re ready to chat more about your big day or want to learn more about vendors I recommend, contact me! I’m excited to help you create the wedding of your dreams.