Brides: Why you need to hire a professional for your wedding.

Why you need to hire a professional for your wedding, a few words of advice for Brides.

Brides: Why you need to hire a professional for your wedding, a few words of advise

First House

I remember when my wife and I were in the process of buying our first home how we were advised to bring an attorney, a professional, to the closing. To bring to a very important day the experience of a person who had dedicated their lives to provide sound counsel in the very tricky environment of contract signing. So we did hire an attorney, a professional and he not only read the contract before the closing but also was present at the singing and he was looking out for us. It was very reassuring to have someone on our side while we signed papers that would put us in debt for a great part of our lives.





Brides: Why you need to hire a professional for your wedding, a few words of advise

This is not the result of DIY decorations

Don’t DIY! Don’t bring Uncle Bob!

It would seem like an obvious thing to hire a professional for your wedding,  to cover one of the most important events in one’s life, but many don’t take this route. A wedding which hopefully will be a once in a lifetime event.

But many feel that they are able to get away either doing it themselves [diy] or going with a non professional such as Uncle Bob who is good with his Canon Sure Shot 70  And of course there will be plenty of guests with their smart phones clicking away!

Going with someone that has no interest in maintaining a level of professionalism with his work, someone that is flying by the seat of their pants and not bringing in quality, integrity and proven results to the job at hand seems very, very foolish for such an important day.





Here are a few of the reasons that I feel need to be address when hiring a person that will be working in making the day of your wedding a very memorable, joyous and beautiful occasion. Even though I’m a photographer the reasons I will describe can be applied to  many other areas of the special occasion which should be done by a wedding professional, such as event coordinator,  music, decorations, flowers, catering and venue. So in the weeks to come I will be dealing with experience, contracts, equipment, insurance, artistic expression, and focus on the job.

This week I will start with reason number one on why you need to hire a professional for your wedding:


: the process of doing and seeing things and of having things happen to you

: skill or knowledge that you get by doing something

: the length of time that you have spent doing something (such as a particular job)

According to the above definition experience is obtained by doing something not once but many times. Experience is obtained by going through different situations and learning from them to improve in one’s skill. When you hire a professional for your wedding that has experience, less factors can affect the outcome of your event. Their skill based on their experience brings stability to what can be a chaotic situation.

hire a professional for your wedding

Westin Colonnade in Coral Gables

I recently was shooting a wedding in a large venue with many logistical hurdles to address which without proper direction could have become disastrous. But the bride was very smart because she hired a professional coordinator for her wedding. Not only did things went like planned but everyone working the event was made very at ease because the coordinator was in control of the sequence of events. She brought stability with her experience not only for the years doing the job but because she had also worked with that venue before. Trying to work with a non professional or even worse doing it yourself in such a large venue would have been disastrous!

Here are a few examples of what a professional with experience will bring to your wedding:

A professional DJ will be able to work with the crowd he has in front of him to keep them entertained and involved in the festivities.

Flower vendor will inform you of the best flowers for the time of year of your wedding, how to keep them fresh and what will be the best use in an arrangement.

As mentioned above a professional wedding coordinator can bring a guiding hand to your event, moving things along and making adjustments according to unforeseen roadblocks.

An experienced professional  photographer will adjust the camera settings in accordance with light level and light quality in the event. Having experience in the venue that you will be using for your wedding will help in getting the best angles and the most beautiful light for the most stunning images.

A professional caterer will bring their experience in helping you select the best ingredients for your guests meals. Their experience will make your event the talk of the town for days to come.

All of the professions mentioned above can handle small or large venues, small or large parties and can make your event shine!

 Brides this day is about you and making you look great. That is why you need to hire a professional for your wedding with sufficient experience to make your event the most memorable possible.