Just a quick PSA (that I wished I'd figured out earlier) for the brides to be... when possible, try to hire vendors you genuinely LIKE as people. Even if they cost a few dollars more, you have to interact with them so often in the (stressful) days leading up to your wedding. If you're working with a vendor you genuinely enjoy, it can do wonders for your anxiety level (priceless). I can just imagine the day-of will be so much easier and smoother, as well.
If any of you are looking for a day-of coordinator, call Kristi Treadwell with Joyful Details. Breathtaking photos? A L Collective. Style Me Pretty-worthy flowers? Wendee Sawran. Out of all the vendors I'm in the midst of working with, these ladies have made planning a breeze with their smiles, calm demeanors and lightning fast responses.
Two months left to go - phew!