Vienna is not only the most livable city, but it’s also unbeatable as a location for weddings. Top service providers, wonderful locations, and atmospheric places for shoots are just a few examples of what Vienna has to offer. In this article, I’m sharing my best tips on planning a wedding in Vienna that’s unforgettable.
There are countless ways to design a wedding. That becomes clear when you start planning. I know this not only as a wedding photographer, but also because I recently got married myself. The choice around wedding locations, wedding cakes, wedding dresses, flowers, and music is huge.
As Pinterest boards and reading lists start filling up with more and more ideas, some couples look for inspiration at wedding fairs. Here, booth after booth present the latest trends, from the dress to the cake — everything in one place.
For my taste, the big wedding fairs often show a little too much “pink cotton candy”. But what you will definitely find here are local Vienna wedding vendors! Fairs are ideal platforms to get in touch with a lot of wedding service providers in a short time.
Vienna wedding photographers, bridal fashion stores, florists, confectioners, and many other suppliers are there to present their products and services for weddings. For couples, this is an ideal opportunity to get to know the vendors they need for their wedding day. Offers around the wedding can be compared, cakes and wedding dresses can be tasted, and ideas can be collected.
One thing is certain: wedding business is people’s business! The interpersonal chemistry should be right. Especially with the wedding photographer 🙂
After all, you are in close contact the whole day — from the preparation to the ceremony to the celebration on the day of the wedding. For me, getting to know each other is very important, in an online call and a personal meeting. After all, there’s a lot to discuss, from the schedule to the detailed planning.
Finding the right wedding location is probably one of the biggest challenges in wedding planning (at least that’s how I felt when doing my own wedding planning). Fortunately, Vienna offers a variety of great places where a beautiful celebration is guaranteed to succeed.
The general rule for wedding venues is the early bird catches the worm! Popular wedding locations in Vienna are often booked up one to two years in advance. If you have a suitable wedding location in your sights, don’t hesitate and make a reservation right away.
Then the question also arises: Do you want a wedding where everything is planned and organised by one hand, or do you want to plan and organise individual parts yourself? Hotels have the advantage of having most of the catering and staff on site. If you’re not getting married in a typical wedding location, these elements will definitely have to be on the organisation list.
The beauty of my job is meeting so many new people and seeing so many places and locations. Every couple, every wedding, brings new relationships and interesting contacts. After 5 years in this profession I know some great vendors, photo spots, and locations in Vienna! So feel free to ask your vendors if you still need a band or are in despair about the cake. They might know someone!
And if you’re looking for a local Vienna wedding photographer, get in touch.