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The Best Wedding Planning Checklist & Vendor List

One of you popped the question, the other said yes, and now you’re ready to plan your wedding!

….Or are you? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of choices, checklists, and endless inspiration as you scroll through Pinterest? We know that getting started is the hardest part, so we’ve put together a handy (and simple!) wedding planning checklist together for you. 

Want to know what you’re getting into before you download our Maya Papaya Pictures Wedding Planning Checklist. No problem! Here’s a little preview. Not only will you have a guide for everything wedding planning from A to Z, but we’ve also included a referral list for all the best vendors in Arizona!

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Wedding Research Guide

Wedding planning can be stressful. But we are here to help guide our research. This wedding planning checklist will get you through this journey with ease. And if you find yourself with more questions than answers, simply email us at — we’d love to lend a hand!

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Use Our Wedding Planning Checklist to Fill in the Details

We’ve got you covered with everything from passports to drinking water on your wedding day. Staying organized with this checklist will go a long way towards having that epic wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

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List of Wedding Vendors

To ensure everything goes better than planned, you’ll want only the best vendors on your big day — and I’ve got a list of top notch Arizona vendors. From DJs to calligraphers, I’ve networked with hundreds of vendors and looked over who I have felt would work best with clients that love working with me. The referral list is an easy way to check out vendors that you’ll love. These are professional, experienced vendors we’ve personally vetted. Snag the only Arizona vendor PDF you’ll ever need for your big day.

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Whether you’re just starting to plan for your wedding, or even if you’re two-three weeks out and getting a little nervous, running through this wedding planning checklist will keep you on track and help you make sure you’ve covered all the bases. You’ll recover your zen once you’ve gone through the checklist and organized all of the information for your big day.

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Get your copy of our Wedding Planning Checklist by clicking here.To learn more about my wedding photography packages and find out if we’re a good fit, simply drop a line on my Contact Form. I can’t wait to meet you! 

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With a background in filmmaking, my job is to approach your wedding like I would a film – balancing between the director and a fly-on-the-wall approach. My primary focus is on documenting all of the emotions in the room, that way in the end you get photos that reflect how the day felt, and not just what your shoes looked like.

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