November 24, 2021
Your date and guest list will determine a lot when deciding on a venue and the cost of your wedding. You don’t want to waste your time looking at venues that are not available on your date (or plan B and C wedding dates) or can not accommodate your guest list.
This is most brides first time being immersed in the finite details of a wedding, so get on the internet, read wedding magazines, figure out what you and your fiancee like and what aspects of the wedding are the most important to you both.
Now you don’t have to do a huge search, just simply get an idea of what you like and what things “COST”.
Yes, you MUST have a budget and YES you need to track your spending.
If you have not hired a full-service wedding planner that is managing your budget for you, then you need to stay on top of it. Money is one of the many sources for wedding drama, so once you’ve set your budget, please embrace it…big or small. This will make your wedding planning process go a lot smoother and your bank account a lot happier.
This is a BIG one. In a perfect world we would have everything we want, but many times we have to make compromises. Make a list of 8-10 wedding related items (photographer, cake, flowers, venue, etc.) and rank them, one being the most important. This will help you make easier budget decisions if money is starting to get tight, as you have already outlined what’s most important in the beginning.
Enjoy this chapter of your life. Enjoy your engagement. If you can, have an engagement party and wait a few months before you get bogged down in wedding planning details.
Enjoy your wedding. Be a bride that day and let your family and friends be a guest. If you’ve already decided that you don’t want or need a wedding planner, it’s a must that you have a day-of-coordinator so you and your groom are not the point of contact for any questions or mishaps that will come up on your wedding day.
I hope this gets you started in the right direction. If you have any additional questions or want to know how a wedding planner can help you, please contact us. We would love to hear more about your wedding!