WEDDING PLANNING BEFORE BOOKING VENDORS

WEDDING PLANNING BEFORE BOOKING VENDORS

In Weddings by mike

With so many decisions, big and small, creating a personal budget, coming up with well thought
out timeline, and being focused on detail are key. This will likely be your first time organizing
such a large-size event, so Wedding planning before booking vendors would be a huge help. Any
bride-to-be who has spent even just one day wedding planning knows it takes an immense
amount of organization.

ESTABLISH A BUDGET

Coming up with a budget based on the couple’s income, savings,
and possible family contributions (parents, grandparents, etc.) will help narrow your
choices as far as venue and other vendors. Avoid falling in love with venues and
vendors you just can’t afford and therefore avoid the disappointment of not being able
to hire them.

COME UP WITH A GUEST LIST

Coming up with a tentative guest list will provide the
approximate number guests attending your reception and help you aim for a venue that
can comfortably accommodate your number of invited guests. Once the right size
venue within your budget is booked, you can consider other vendors to decorate/work
within your venue logistically ie: florists, DJ with production services,
photographers/videographer etc.

CREATE A WORKABLE TIMELINE WHEN PICKING A WEDDING DATE

With hectic work schedules, family obligations, holidays, unexpected life issues, etc. pick a workable time
line to plan your wedding so it doesn’t become a stressful process. The wedding day
does sneak up on couples and it should be a process shared and enjoyed with immediate
family and friends.

RESEARCH/INTERVIEW VENDORS WHO WILL WORK BEST WITH YOUR PERSONALITY

To avoid stressful situations, hire the right group of vendors who work best with both
your personalities. This will help fulfill your vision for your wedding day. By having these
preliminary discussions with possible vendors early, it will help set the tone of the planning
process.

HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER

Even though an additional cost, hiring a wedding planner from the get go can help you attain your wedding day vision while working within your budget. Career driven couples with hectic schedules will benefit most with having a wedding planner throughout the whole wedding planning process. An experienced
wedding planner has relationships with many vendors and can point you in the right
direction of vendors that fit your budget and personality. Most couples say the week
before the wedding day is the most stressful. That’s when problems with unexpected
details come up, leaving some brides stressing and overly coordinating instead of enjoying time with family and friends. Hiring a week of or even day of wedding planner is an
option that can help handle last-minute vendor meetings and unexpected situations
that arise.