Wednesday, January 6, 2010
December is by far the most popular month for engagements. So there is a chance that you are reading this post as a newly engaged person. Congratulations! After it finally registers, you will undoubtedly want to start planning.
Where do you start?
Set a date
Think about the season that works best for you. A month that is special to the two of you. When you start looking for a venue, the date will be the number one questioned asked by the event coordinator.
Select a style
Decide on the type of wedding that you like. This might dictate color choices, fabrics, invitations, favors...well you get the picture. Decide if it will be a destination wedding or you will stay local.
Set a budget
Yep.. the good old budget. The budget will definitely dictate the direction of your wedding. It is something that should be close to you when you are making choices for your wedding. Having the budget memorized will prevent you from putting yourselves in debt before you have a chance to start your lives together.
Book a venue
A venue can be booked a year or more in advance. The more popular the venue or the month that you select, may increase the chance that you will not get the date you want for your wedding. Knowing where you are going to get married will help you make other decisions. As you can tell everything is connected.
Consider hiring a wedding planner
Whether you are a detailed person and excellent at planning or someone who gets overwhelmed at the idea of planning, having a planner is a good choice. The planners involvement will be dictated by you. You can go for full planning services, partial planning or Day of Coordinators, it is all up to you. Professional wedding planners have invested time in building relationships with other wedding vendors, you could benefit from these relationships. Planners can save you time and money and there experience planning can make your wedding, the wedding of your dreams.