Hire the pros.
As a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer, I’m very familiar with destination weddings. If you’re planning a destination wedding, it’s especially important to have local professional vendors on board. We are always happy to be a part of your day and welcome out-of-town vendors, BUT, remember, we live here, we’ve done weddings here for years, and ultimately, we know what’s best.
Here’s an example: You go with a hometown florist. Because they don’t know the area or your venue well, they’re running behind, and you don’t have your bouquet for photos. This cuts into pre-ceremony (first look) photo time. When they finally arrive, I (your Tahoe-local photographer) can whisk you away to a nearby forest only known to locals for a beautiful, quick shoot. And your day carries on as normal. When you hire local professional vendors, you’re hiring a team of people who know your venue (and each other) well. And on your wedding day, that’s worth its weight in gold.
If you’re not sure where to start with planning, hire a wedding planner. Asking yourself if it’s worth it? I’ve never met a couple who regrets hiring a wedding planner. Honestly, at the end of the day, the planner is probably going to save you money.