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When to Hire Your Wedding Cinematographer // Recently Engaged Wedding Planning

Updated: Mar 6

Hooray, You’re Engaged! Now what? Getting engaged easily ranks as one of the most exciting moments of your life. But once that initial elation wears off, you may be wondering what your next steps should be. Here are a few quick tips to help kickstart your wedding planning.


Find a Venue

Your first step should always be to find a venue. If you have a specific date in mind for your special day, you may need to shop around a bit to find a venue with an opening on that day. If you simply have a general time frame in mind, it's still best to tour a few venues and get a feel for the space they're offering. When picking a venue, it's also important to think about how many people you'll be accommodating. While you certainly don't have to have an exact number, knowing roughly how many people you'll be inviting can help you narrow down your venue choices.


Hire the Pros

Once you've chosen your venue, you'll have your date locked down. Now it's time to hire all the people who will make your wedding day amazing. You'll want to shop around for photographers, hair stylists, DJs or bands and caterers. As all your perfect elements fall into place, your wedding will start coming together. 

Now is also the time to find the perfect cinematographer to document the first day of the rest of your lives. Your wedding film is important as it captures some of the most sentimental and emotional moments of your wedding. You can relive all those moments again and again whenever you want, and a wedding film is a wonderful way to include friends and relatives who weren't actually able to attend your wedding.

Cinematographers are often hired after photographers and can be booked months in advance. It's best to book as early as possible to ensure that the date you need is available. 


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