Over the course of The Eloise Wedding Planning Series, Ben and I have been guiding you through your wedding planning journey with both educational AND practical resources as we walk you through each step of building your wedding dream team! Filled with freebies, questions to ask your vendors as your consultations, pro-tips, and more, find out where you are in your wedding planning timeline, and join us with the corresponding blog post below!
12+ Months Before | Venue (click here!)
12+ Months Before | Planner (click here!)
10-12 Months Before | Photographer (click here!)
10-12 Months Before | Caterer (click here!)
10 Months Before | Florist (click here!)
7-9 Months Before | Baker (click here!)
6-9 Months Before | DJ
Are you 6-9 months out from your wedding day? It’s time to book your DJ! Let’s dive in!
A great DJ or live band will create the ambiance for your ceremony and keep the dance floor packed all night long on your big day! It’s important that you and your DJ or band are on the same page as far as the kind of music you want to be played, your style, and the feel that you want the evening to have! Looking for a more relaxed reception? Want an all-night high-energy dance party? Make sure this is communicated and you feel good about who you are hiring to set the tone of your celebration!
Once you’ve narrowed down a few options, it’s time for a sit down with them to ask questions and talk about their services! Wondering where to start? Here are a few questions we think are incredibly valuable to ask at your consultation:
#1: How would you describe your style?
#2: Do you act as the emcee and make all of the announcements?
#3: What do you do to motivate the crowd if nobody is dancing?
#4: Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?
#5: Does your rate include setup and breakdown between ceremony and reception locations?
Below we’ve provided you with a FREE DOWNLOAD to our planner filled with questions, tips, and things to check off as you meet with potential wedding photographers. Here you’ll find space to write your notes and thoughts in, and much more!
Keep staying tuned for more helpful resources in our wedding planning series here on The Eloise blog!
Venue: The Eloise
Planning: Relax Event Planning
Photography: James Lueken
DJ + Videography: Sound by Design
Catering: Upstairs Downstairs Catering
Floral: Daffodil Parker
Bakery: Carl’s Cakes
Rentals: A La Crate Rentals
Officiant: Ben Martinelli