As a photographer who shoots weddings, I always have my radar up on where couples are at in their relationship. For example: If a couple is of the marriageable age, and they have been dating for awhile, then certain family, friend, and societal workings are already set in motion. There is often pressure on the couple to 'fish or cut bait'. (Alright, nothing personal- it's just an old Swedish family expression, I think?) As is often the case families get together during the Christmas and New Year's holidays, this is when many engagements are announced. That is why January 1st is widely recognized as the beginning of the Bridal season. Bridal shows often happen in early January. You could plan your whole event in one afternoon as all the services that you might need can be found in one place. Wedding coordinators, cake decorators, venue owners, dj's, bridal dress stores, limousine services, florists, tents, officiants, and yes, photographers can all be found in one location. But I won't be there. For lot's of reasons, the biggest one is that I don't run a wedding mill. I believe that each bride and groom are unique and should be treated as such. I have seen some of the craziest things over the years. Like photographers who boss the bride and groom around like they are simply performers of the show that the photographer had envisioned simply to enhance his portfolio. Sometimes it's hard to figure out who is in charge, the bride or the photographer? Listen, it's your wedding! Figure out what is most important and start with that. You'll need a dress, a place to get married, and a willing guy. After that, give me a call and I will help you with some fabulous images that will capture your wedding day the way you always dreamed it could be.