Ask A Vendor: Wedding Planners, Photographers, Invitation Experts, and Makeup Artists Answer Your Questions

Check out our upcoming lineup of wedding vendors who will be on call to answer your wedding-related questions

Our September panel of experts—here to answer all your wedding queries! Photographs courtesy of the vendors

We know that wedding planning is stressful, and you probably have some questions that your best friend, your mom, and your coworkers just can’t answer. We’re here to help. We’ve enlisted some of the area’s top vendors—a wedding planner, a photographer, an invitation expert, and a makeup artist­—to answer your wedding-related queries. We’ll have a new roster of vendors every month.

Here’s how it works: Send your question (include your first name and where you live) to, and we’ll pass them on to the vendors. Every Thursday, we’ll present their answers.

And now, introducing our September experts.

September 8 (submit questions by September 6)
Ask a Planner: Terri Eaves from Bash can advise on etiquette issues, planning problems, décor drama, location scouting, and more.

September 15 (submit questions by September 13)
Ask a Photographer: Genevieve Leiper has shot weddings all over the area—ask her questions about posing for portraits, loosening up in front of the camera, engagement photos, and more.

September 22 (submit questions by September 19)
Ask a Stationery Expert: Heidi Kallett of the Dandelion Patch can speak about invitation wording, selecting stationery, thank-you note etiquette, and more.

September 29 (submit questions by September 27)
Ask a Makeup Artist: Ask Leah McKayabout makeup tips, pre-wedding skin prep, eyebrow taming, and more.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute,, and Washington City Paper. He lives in Del Ray.