Kivus & Camera's Ultimate Raleigh Wedding Guide is here to help you with everything from picking your venue (and all your other amazing wedding vendors) to finalizing your wedding day timeline.

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You're planning a wedding in Raleigh, NC (or somewhere nearby) - YAY! The first step is usually deciding on a venue. You may want to pick a date first if there's one that's special to you, but the date and the location almost always come first. We've got lists of our favorite wedding venues in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the general Triangle region.

Wedding Venues In and
Around Raleigh

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We're obviously a little biased, but we think picking an amazing photographer should be at the top of your to-do list when you're wedding planning (probably below picking a venue, but maybe even first). That said, it's not necessarily the easiest decision to make. We've boiled down how to choose a wedding photographer to three simple questions...

How to Choose a
Wedding Photographer

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Okay, you've narrowed down the list of potential photographers. What should you ask to learn more? We've got your back. This is a great list of questions to ask those potential wedding photographers, and will put you in a great position to be ready to hire your dream team. 

Questions to Ask your wedding photographer

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Now, you've got your date and your venue and your badass wedding photographer. It's time to round out the rest of your team. The best Raleigh wedding vendors get booked up 9 to 15 months in advance, so it's almost never too early to be booking anything from hair and makeup to planner to officiant to DJ. Learn about our favorite North Carolina wedding vendors.

Our Favorite Raleigh
Wedding Vendors

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This page answers a bunch of frequently asked questions about engagement sessions, offers some great suggestions for engagement photo locations in Raleigh, and is generally a good source of education and inspiration for getting ready for engagement photos!


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Finalizing your wedding day timeline doesn't have to be stressful! Although every wedding is unique, there are some pretty good formulas to keep in mind when scheduling the important pieces of your day. These sample wedding day timelines are a great starting point.

Sample Wedding Day Timelines