venue is the major to-book-list; when u have venue, u have the event flow + time.
so when you have venue and time, u can proceed with 3-4 other vendors.
1) pelamin; usually established pelamin maker needs a receipt dat venue to ensure we've really booked the venue and event time--- say, 7pm arrival- ends 11pm.
2) make-up; MUA can determine the extra mileage charges+rate.. ie: sue cantik, KL rm900, other than KL but still within Klang Valley RM950.
3) photog/video; if they've been to ur venue. it's easier. if they have not been there they can probably have a look at the place so they know shots that they're gonna experiment with.
in conclusion, it's good to have ur venue booked early. my w-day lama lagi. but guess wut, for the month..... the place is fully booked for all Saturdays & Sundays. Seriously! and left with only two fridays. another 2 fridays pun dah ada org booked!
So, my event will be on one fine Friday, InsyaAllah (erk.. ad aorg datang ke friday? ada kan? ;p)
My venue is selected since they're an expert in Malay Weddings-- just imagine, every week guarantee MESTI ada malay hold a wedding there; macam Dewan Perdana Felda la.... expert in Malay Weddings;--- tiap minggu ada wedding melayu, food tekak melayu, and organizer very familliar with adat2 melayu etc. but my place is definitely not Dewan Perdana Felda; i bagi contoh je ;p *dekat dengan rumah i* huhu
Mum dah letak booking, insyaAllah, dengan izin tuhan it'll be our official venue for our big day.
I'm thankful. Syukur. Alhamdulillah.