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Wedding Suppliers Hand Book

7 Tips for choosing Wedding Suppliers

W E D D IN G S U P P L IE R S

CAPTURING

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HowtoChooseyourIdealWeddingSuppliers

I'veinterviewedsomeofthetopweddingspecialistsinCalifiorniatodiscoverthesecretsofchoosing
therightvendorsforyourbigday.I'vespokenwithweddingvenues,florists,caterers,bridalstores,

hairdressers,photographersandmore.
You'lldiscover:

1.Thecunningtricksforensuringyou'lllookgorgeousinyourweddingphotos.
2.Howtoavoidthecriticalmistakesmostcouplesmakewhenchoosingvenues,photographers,hairstylists...etc.
3.Thedo'sanddon'tsofchoosingyourperfectvenue.
4.WhattolookforwhenchoosingyourDJ.
5.Whyyournormalhairdressermaynotberightforyourwedding,
andmuchmore...

HowtochooseyourIdealWeddingSuppliers

Howtochoosethebest
suppliersforyourwedding...

...andavoidawholeheapofwork,stressand
tears!

AsafulltimeweddingphotographerI'veseentimeand
againhowsupplierscanmakeorbreakawedding.
Choosingtherightbusinessesforyourweddingcanbe
thedifferencebetweentearsoffrustrationandtearsof
joy.

I'veseenweddingdressesfallapart,hairstylescollapse,
flowerswilt,carsthatdon'tfiteveryoneinandsoon.
IfIweretosummarisethisbookintotwowordsitwould
be'trusting'and'caring'.Youneedtofindvendorswho
youconfidentlyfeelyoucantrusttodoagreatjoband
whoclearlycareaboutmeetingyourexpectations.

Buthowdoyouknowifabusinesscanbetrusted,orif
thestaffcare?Herearesomesignstolookoutfor:

Dotheyaskyouquestionssotheycanfindout
whatyou'relookingfor?

*Dotheylistentoyouranswers?
*Whatistheirtoneofvoicelike?Forceful,defensive,
negative,positive,friendly,calm,confident,arrogant,
empathic,enthusiatstic,tdull?Toneofvoicetellsyoualot
aboutsomeone.
*Dotheyhavelotsofhelpfulideasthatshowtheyknow
theirstuff?
*Dotheyhavelotsofpositivereviews?

BookbyGeorgeVivanco-
OwnerofGeorgeVivancoPhotography

GeorgeVivancoPhotography
Phone:562-441-7990
www.georgevivanco.com
[email protected]

www.georgevivanco.com

ChoosingaWeddingVenue

Whatareyourtop3tipsforanyonechoosingavenue?

1.Communicationiskey!Speaktoyourfiancé&findacommongroundonhowyou’dlike
thedaytounfold.
2.Guestlist.Preparearoughlistinadvanceandbepreparedtoalterit.AlthoughHawk
Ranchcancaterforanysizeweddingsomevenuescannot.Thiswillsaveondisappointment
ifyoufindyourdream venuebuttheycan'taccommodatenumbers.Italsohelpswith
budgeting.
3.TheWeddingDate–Ifyouhaveselectedyourdate,callthevenuebeforeviewingto
checkavailability.Ifyouareflexiblewiththeday,week,month,seasonoryearyouwillhavea
muchwiderchoiceofvenuesandoptionsthatcreateyourbigday.
Whatarethetwobiggestmistakespeoplemakewhenchoosingtheirweddingvenue?
1.Usingseparatevenuesfortheceremonyandreception,whenyoudon’thaveto.There'sa
lottocram intoyourweddingdaysothelesstimeyouspendtravellingorroundingup
gueststhebetter.
2.Notpickingthevenue/datesoonenough.Shortlistyourfavouritesandarrangetomeet
theWeddingcoordinatorateachvenueasap;therearemorebridesouttherethanyou
think!

ChoosingaWeddingVenue

ChoosingaWeddingVenue

What'sthebestormostuniquethingaboutyourservice?
Wewillworkwithyoutomakesureyouhavethehappiestdayofyourlives,offeringalltheadviceandsupportre-

quiredtomakeyoufeelateaseandensuretheplanningofyourweddingdaywillbestressfree,turningyour
dreamsintoreality.

Anyfinalthoughts…?
Ifthephotosfromyourweddingdayareimportanttoyouthenchooseavenuewith attractivearchitectureor
scenicgardens.Ifyouhavealotofgueststhenyou'llneedanarealargeenoughtocreateagroupphotoofevery-
one.Ifyouhireaphotographerbeforethevenuethentheycanadviseyouonwhichvenueswillworkbestphoto-

graphicallyforyourwedding.

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ChoosingaWeddingPhotographer

Asktoseeafewcompletesetsofimagesfrom awedding-notjusttheirportfolio.Aportfolioonlyshowsthebest
oneortwophotosfrom eachwedding.Agreatphotographerwillconsistentlycreateamazingphotosagainand
againinanysituation.

Whatarethetwobiggestmistakespeoplemakewhenchoosingaphotographer?

*Mostcouplesdon'taskforawrittencontract.Averbalpromiseisprettyworthlessunfortunately.You'llwantqualityimages,the

professionalismandcourtesyoftheirservice,thespeedofdelivery,whathappensiftheyloseimages...

*Toomanycouplesonlylookattheportfolioandtheprice.There'ssomuchmoretoconsider.Dotheyhavespareequipmentin

caseacameraorlensbreaksdown?Dotheyback-uptheirimagessoabrokenharddrivedoesn'tmeaneverythingislost?Dothey
carryliabilityinsurance(mostvenuesrequireaminimumof$1million)?
Howmanyimagesdoyougetinthealbum?Doyoutrustthemtobecalmandpoliteinanysituation?Istheirequipmentof
pro-qualitytoensurethateveninadarkchurchtheycanstillcreatesharpimageswithoutaflash(flashisgenerallynotallowed
duringtheceremony).

ChoosingaWeddingPhotographer

What'sthebestormostuniquethingaboutyourservice?

WeareaHusbandandWifeteamandputourselvesinyourshoesandremovealltherisk.Weofferasigned,written,contract
thatexplainsyourcompletecollection,butyou'llalsolovehowwetreatyouallthewaythroughtheprocess.

Anyfinalthoughts…
Doyou100%trustyourchosenphotographertodoagreatjob?Thephotographeristheonlyweddingsupplierwho'llbewith
youallday,soyourrelationshipwiththemiscrucial.Theyneedtheperfectbalancebetweenbeingconfidentenoughtopose
largegroups,butpoliteandrespectfulenoughtotreateveryonewithkindness,nomatterwhat.

ThanksforReadingOurThoughtson
WeddingPhotography.

WeareMiranda&George,ahusbandand
wifeweddingandphotographyteam
shootingourwayacrossthecountryand
aroundtheworld.

Wedowhatwelove--tellingthestoriesof
whoandwhatyoulove!Welovetophoto-
graphingCRAZY-IN-LOVEcouples.

Wewouldlovetochatwithyouaboutyour
weddingphotographyifyou'venotbooked
anyoneyet.

Contactus:562-441-7990
Email:[email protected]
web:www.georgevivanco.com

www.georgevivanco.com

WeddingDayBeauty

Timelessweddings

TOCHERISH
foralifetime.

“Afterall...I'm justagirl,standinginfrontofa
boy,askinghim toloveher.”

—AnnaScott

www.georgevivanco.com

Howtolookgreatinphotos

ShootingStars

Youwon’tbesurprisedtohearthatmostclientsIspeakwithdon’tlikehavingtheirphototaken.
Butthinkofitlikethis–thereasonyouprobablydislikebeingphotographedisthatmostpeoplewho
photographyoudon’tknowwhatthey’redoing,soyoudon’tlookyourbest.
Myportfoliohascouplesofalldifferentshapes,sizesandpersonalitiesandtheyalllookbeautiful.
Agoodphotographerwillknowhowtoaccentuateyourpositivesandhelpyoulookmorebeautifulthanyou’ve
everlookedbefore.Youinvestalotoftime,moneyandenergyintocreatinganamazingweddingdayandthe
tipsinthispostwillensureyourweddingphotosdojusticetoitall.
Let’stakealookatsomeofthethingsthatgointomakingyourweddingphotosatreasuredcollectionofimages
you’llcherishforever.

HowtoLookGreatinPhotos

Here’saposerforyou

AlmosteveryclientIchatwithsaystheydon’tlike
posedphotographs,butalargepercentageofthe
photosclientslovearetheposedones.Agood
photographercanposeyouwhilestillcreating
naturalemotionssotheimagelookscomfortable
andauthentic.
Journalisticphotographyisfantasticfor
capturingthestoryofthedayandIwholeheartedly
embraceit,howeverifyouwanttoguarantee
jaw-droppingphotosthensomeposingisnormally
required.Afterall,greatphotosarecreatedusing
beautifullight,flatteringposingandgorgeous
environmentsandbackgrounds.Tobringallthat
togetherconsistentlythroughoutthedaythen
someposingis necessary-otherwiseyou're
leavingeverythinguptochance.
Thefunnythingisthatthelessconfident
photographersavoidposingandthelessconfident
bridesavoidittoo.Sowhathappensismany
bridesleantowardsphotographerswhoareless
confident.
Justremember,posingdoesn’thavetobestiff,
dullorfake.It’sasciencedesignedtohelpyou
lookmorebeautifulthanyoueverhavebefore.
Onceyoustarthavingfunwithit(andthe
photographershouldbemakingitfun)andyou
seetheresultsitcanachieveyou’llbeitchingto
getinfrontofthecamera.

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WEDDINGDAY

Thereisnothingmorethanwantingtolookandfeel
beautifulonourweddingday!

Thereareseveralthingsyoucando,startingrightnowtoaccomplishthis.

FIRST,youmuststarttheprepworknow,thesoonerthebetter.Itcanbesimplebychanging

onelittlethingatatime.
Startwithyournutritionandmovement.Eatinghealthierandexercisingcanhelpyou
transformhowyoufeelandlook.Addinginmorefruitsandvegetablesinyourdietwilldo
wondersforyourhairandskin,nottomentionyouroverallhealth.Exercising1-2daysaweek
willalsohelpyourmetabolism,toneyourmusclesandsendendorphinstoyourbrain(Allgood
things!).
WeddingDayBeauty

BEAUTY

SECOND,youneedtostartworkingonyourcom-

plexion.Masks,facialsandmoistureareyounew
regimens,whetheryoudothemathomeorget
themdoneatasalon.Consistentcareofyourface
andneckwilldelivertheglowyouarelookingfor.
Makesureyouaddlotsofwatertoyourdiet,fruitis
alsogreattohelpyouhydrateyourskinandcreatea

fresh,healthycomplexion.
Aprotipistoalsostarttakingaprobioticbeforethe
wedding… Thiswillhelpyourgutflora!Whyisthat

important?Ahealthygutwillgetridoftoxinsin
yoursystem,reducinganybloatingandhelpmake

yourskinglow.

THIRD,getyourhaircutatleast2weeksbeforethe

wedding(andcoloredifyourdoingthat).Ifyouarea
browgirl,takecareofthoseaboutaweekbefore

FOURTH,don’tforgetyourhands(andfeet).

Whenyouhavetheexchangeoftherings,youwant
yourhandtolookamazing,somakesureyougive
yourselfamanicureorgoandgetanicemani/pedi

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Howtolookgreatinphotos-contunied

ShootingStars

Celebritiesareprofessionalperformersknowathingortwoaboutlookinggreatinfrontof
acamera.Trythisclassicredcarpetposeinfrontofthemirrorandyou’llseehowitcreates
beautifulcurvesthatflatteranyfigure.Here’showyoudoit.
1.Standwithyourhipsrotated45degreesawayfrom thecamera.
2.Putyourweightonyourbackfoot.
3.Stretchoutyourotherlegandcrossitinfront,withthefootpointedtowardthecamera.

Thenbendthekneesoyoudon'tlookstiff.
4.Feelfreetoputahandonyourhip.
5.Agoodphotographerwillknowhowtohelpyousmilenaturallysoyoudon'tneedto
forceit.

HowtoLookGreatinPhotos

Smilewithyoureyes

Onetechniqueforgivingyoursmilearestwhilestilllookinghappyistosmilewithyoureyes.
Rememberhowyoulookedatyourfiancéwhenyoufirststartingflirtingwithhim?Lookat
thecameralikethat.
Lookdeepintothecamera.Curltheedgesofyourmouthslightlyandturnyourhead45
degreesandlookbackatthecameratomakethewhitesofyoureyeslookbigger.When
youreyesseducethecamerathenyoudon’tneedabeaminggrintolookgorgeousand
happy.
Ofcourseyoudon'talwaysneedtosmile,orevenlookatthecamera.Awistful,dreamyex-
pressioncanlookjustasbeautifulandupliftingasabeaminggrin.
Avoidthedoublechin
Idon’tcarewhoyouare,we’reallsusceptibletothemandwecanallavoidthem.Toavoidit,
elongateyourneckbymovingyourheadforwardslightlyandliftupyourchin.
Iliketothinkofitasthewayyouliftyourheadifsomeoneasksyouifyoucansmellsome-
thingfall!
Anexperiencedphotographerknowstheyneedtophotographdownonyouforthebest
perspective.

Howtoslim yourarms

Itcanbetempting(particularlyifyoufeelnervous)tokeepyour
armstightlypressedagainstyourbody.Thisactuallymakes
yourarmslookbiggerandyourshouldersbroader.Instead,try
liftingyourarmsouttothesides,justfarenoughtogivethe
bicepsandtricepsbreathingroom.
Youcandomanythingstogiveyourselfareasontoliftyour
arms:
1.Putyourhandsonyourhips
2.Holdabouquet
3.Placeyourhandonyournewhusband
4.Placeyourhandonaninanimateobjectlikeatableorwall.

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ChoosingyourWeddingPlanner

Youwanttochoosesomeonethatisgoingtofityourpersonalityandstyle. Havinga
personalconnectionwithyourplanner,becausetheyallhavedifferentpersonalitiesis
important. Youmustfeellikeyoucanworkwiththisperson,becauseyouwillbeplanning
oneofthemostimportantdaysofyourlifetogetherandwillbeworkingwiththem forabout
ayearbefore. Choosesomeonewithexperienceintheindustryandhasreferencesyoucan

call,likeapreviousclient.

“Peoplespendthousandsofdollarsplanningtheir
weddingday,”

alotofbridesdonotrealizehowbeneficialaplannercanbeuntiltheweddingday,andthey
say"Whydidn'tIhireaplanner". Theyfindoutthattheydidn'tgettoenjoytheirday
withoutworryingaboutiftheflowersareontime,orifthecakeisthere,orthatthe
decorationsaredonetherightway.

16 ChossingyourWeddingPlanner

Whatarethetwobiggestmistakespeoplemakewhenchoosingtheirplanner?

1.Notchoosingexperienceandknowledgeoverprice,lessexpensiveplannersdon'talwayshavethe
experienceandcertifications,educationandknowledgetobackthemup.Checkouttheirwebsite,
researchweddingsitesthatshowtestimonials,andarecredibletolistexperienceintheindustry.
2.Makingsureyougetacertifiedplannerthroughanassociationisalsoagoodbet,everyeventyour
plannerlearnssomethingnew,sothemoretheyhavedone,thebetter.

Anyfinalthoughts?

Iliketothinkofmyservicesasa1stopshop. Icanprovidemybrideswithven-
dorsthataregoingtogivethem100%customerserviceandsatisfactionon
theirweddingday. Iworkwithprofessionals,thathaveexperienceandIam

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ChoosingYourFlorist

Whatarethreetipsonchoosingaflorist?

1.Workingwithafloristthatcanworkwithallbudgets.Nomatterwhatyourbudgetiswe
canmakeitlookspectacularandrevealyourindividualstyle.
2.Afloristthatcancreatecustom weddingpackagesdesignedwithdualpurposeinmind.
Transferringarrangementsfrom ceremonytoreceptionalwayshelpsyourbottom lineand
spreadscolorandbloom thruoutyourwedding.
3.Design,images,accentsanddetails.SomanyBridesfeeloverwhelmedwhentheyarein
ourofficetheybringintheirweddingplannerfilledwithallthethingstheireyeisattracted
to.Don’tworryorfeelbadthat’swhatweareherefor!Withovernineteenyears’experience
wecantakeallofyourideasandcreateacohesivedesignforyou!

Whataresomemistakespeoplemakewhenchoosingtheirflorist?

NotBeingupfrontabouttheirbudget.Don’tbeafraidtosetabudgetbutbeupfrontabout
it.Floristsarecreativepeopleandwespecializein“MakingItHappen”withinrealisticex-
pectations.
Pickingbloomsthatarenotinseason.It’sneverafunmomentwhenabrideshowsmea
bouquetshehasfalleninlovewithforaweddinginAugustandIhavetosaypeonies,ra-

ChoosingYourFlorist

becauseshepickedabouquetfromPinterestorclippedapagefromaspringeditionmag-
azineandhascarrieditinherbinderanddesignedherwholeweddingontheseblooms.
Therearemanybloomsyeararoundthatcanworkineachseasonwiththecolorpalateyou
havechosenbutthatrequiresflexibility.Wealsotowanttochoosebloomsthatarestrong
andwillstayvibrantfortheseasonandclimateyourweddingisin.

What'sthebestormostuniquethingaboutyourservice?

Webelieveinmakingyourdayaseasyandstressfreeaspossible.Weincludecomplimentary
accentswitheachpackagewecustom makeforyousoyouarenotpurchasingaccentslike
votivecandlesfortablearrangements,andshepherdhooksfortheaislefloral,assortmentof
glassvasestogiveyoutwoorthreedifferentdesignshigh/lowforreceptiontablesalleasily
detachablesoyoucangivecenterpiecestofamilyandfriends.Weareafull-servicefloral
designcompany.Wedeliversetup,transferitemsfrom ceremonytoreceptionandreturnat
theendoftheeveningtopassoutfloralsandpickupanycomplimentaryandrentedprops
andaccentssoyoudon’thavetoworryaboutreturningitems.

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ChoosingaWeddingDJ

WhatareyourtoptipsforanyonechoosingaDJ?

TheDJistheonlypersonyouwillhirethatcanaffecttheoutcomeofyour
weddingday. TheDJisresponsibleforsettingthemoodwiththerightmusic

foryourfriendsandfamily. Theyarealsoresponsibleformakingallthe
announcementsandensuringyourguestsarealwaysenjoyingthemselves.

“AskprospectiveDJ'showtheywoulddefinetheirstyle
whenmakingannouncements”

CommunicatetoyourDJyourstyleofmusic,playingthewrongmusicforyour
event,andnotmakingappropriateannouncements,theoutcomecanbe
disastrous.  

ChoosingaWeddingDJ

Whatarethetwobiggestmistakespeople
makewhenchoosingtheirweddingDJ?

1.Firstmistakeisusingyourbudgettodictatewhomwill
entertainyouandyourguests.Imaginepayingtolittleor
choosingaunprofessionalDJ,andseeingallyouinvestedin
yourweddingbetarnishedbytheDJ’sinabilitytoreadyour
audience,playappropriatemusic,andmakealltheneces-
saryannouncements.  

2.It’simportanttomeetwithyourprospectiveDJforafree
andinformativeappointmenttodiscussyourneeds. They
shouldguaranteeyouanopressureenvironmentinorderto
showyouwhattheycanoffer,themusictheyhave,andallow
youtoensureyoubothfeelcomfortablewitheachother. 
AnyDJthatsaystheydon’tmeetwiththeirprospective
clientsisasuresignsomethingiswrong. Iftheyarenot
comfortableenoughtomeetyou,howcanyoubesurethey
willbecomfortableenoughtostandinfrontofyourguests
andfacilitateyourweddingreception.
 

Anyfinalthoughts

EnsuretheDJyouraremeetingwithistheDJthatwill
showtoyourevent. Manysingleoperatorcompanieswill
allowyoutomeettheowner,whomwillalsobeyourDJand
emcee. Manymulti-operatorcompaniesmayhaveyoumeet
withoneDJwhomyoumayfeelverycomfortablewith,only
tofindonyourweddingdaythatthereisadifferentDJthat
hasshownup.Isuggestifyoumeetwithamultipleoperator
companytowritedownonthecontract“wewillexceptno
otherDJoremceeexceptforxxxxxxwhomwehavemet
withtoday”.Thisletsthecompanyknowyouareawarethat
theyhavemultipleDJ’s,butyouwantthespecificDJyou
metwithtobetheonewhoattendsandDJ’syourwedding. 
Withmycompany,IamyourpersonalDJandemceefor
yourspecialday..

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ChoosingTransportation

Whatareyourtoptipsforcoupleschoosingtheirtransport?

Makesurethecompanyhasallthelicensesandinsurancestheyneed(many
don't!).Thelastthingyouwantisforthemtobeshutdowntwodaysbefore
yourwedding.Useacompanythathasitsownvehiclesandnotanagentfor
anotherbusiness.Thishelpseradicatemistakesandensuresyougetwhatyou
want,whenyouwantit.
Trytoseethecarifatallpossiblebeforeyourbigday.Getinsideandcheck
there'sroomforyourdress.Youwillalsoseewhatconditionthevehicleisinas
photoscanbemisleading.
Thinkabouthowmanypeopleyouneedtotransporttotheceremony.Doyou
need2carswhenyoucouldpossiblygettheminalargervehicle?Howmany
tripswillyouneedthecartodo?Ifyouwantthebridesmaidsetc.togofirstyou
needtoensurethecarwillbebackintimetocollectthebride.
ChoosingTransportation

Whatarethetwobiggestmistakespeoplemake
whenchoosingtheirweddingcar?

Peopleoverestimatehowmanypeoplecanfitintheircar.
AlthoughaRollsRoyceisa5seater,youneedtoremember
thatthedriverisoneseat,thefrontpassengerseatisn’tused
andyourgownwithtrainetctakestwoseats.
Ifyourweddinghasacolourthemethenbeveryspecific
aboutthecolouryou'dlike.Forexampleifyourthemeispink,
thenstresswhatshadeorshowthemacolourswatchsothey
canmatchit.
What'sthebestormostuniquethingaboutyourservice?
NotonlydoItakethecallsandsendoutthequotes,Iwillalso
beyourchauffeur.Thismeansnothinggetslostintranslation
itallgoesthroughme.Wearecompetitivelypricedforany
occasionandlicensedlimousinecompany.

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Giveyourselfthegiftofabeautiful,luxurybridalsession

Celebrateyourweddingwithaluxurybridalportraitexperience
thatincludesamakeoversession,photoshoot,reveal,akeepsakefoliobox

collectionfilledwithyourmostcherishedbridalportraits,
andabeautifullyframedportraitforyourwall.

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