We've been so incredibly lucky to have had so many amazing wedding professionals share their insight with our readers over the years. Some of the best wedding planners, photographers, caterers, and videographers in the D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis metro area have generously explained their tips and tricks for hiring the very best wedding vendors and getting exactly what you want out of them. For convenience's sake, we've decided to compile these posts into a master list of awesomeness. So, without further ado...

Group Interviews: Why you NEED a Wedding Planner! Hiring a Wedding Photographer - Round 2! Hiring a Wedding Photographer - Round 2, Part 2! Advice on Hiring a Wedding Caterer From the Experts! Hiring a Wedding Photographer Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner

"In the Mix With..." Vendor Interviews: Kyle Bergner of Kyle Bergner Photography Courtney Swierczek of A Sweet Soiree Sarah Eastman of Trip Me Not Jessica Latos and Jessica Notargiacomo of Paired Images Oliver Friendly of Eat and Smile Foods Rev. Laura Cannon of Divine Transformation Sarah Hodzic of Blink Photography Gerry Rogers and Rebecca Henry of Petal's Edge Teresa Lee of Rex & Regina Carla David of Carla David Design Hillary Offutt of Union Station (Marissa Filderman is the wonderful new contact at Union Station!) Janice Carnevale of Bellwether Events Bernadette Mimna of Purple Onion Catering (Joanie Rylander is now booking weddings for Purple Onion!) Kawania Wooten of Howerton + Wooten Events Trisha Cranor of Working Brides Amanda Phommachanh of Windows Catering Michael Eller of Monachetti Kate Headley of Kate Headley Photography Katie Martin of Elegance and Simplicity Sam Taylor and Jennifer Cody of egomedia photography Sara Bauleke of Bella Notte Events Jennifer Domenick of Love Life Images Maria Cooke of Ritzy Bee Events Maria Vicencio Miller of Maria Vicencio Photography Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events Holly Heider Chapple of Holly Chapple Flowers Andrea Jacobson of The Observatory Sara Franklin of Social Scene Events Laura Auer of Blue Canary Events (formerly Wish Special Events) Kim Green of Kimberly Brooke Photography

Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to our blog and to the industry at large -- here's to smart vendor choices and stylish weddings!