Below are my top 5 tips to planning your wedding!
Tip #1. Decide on a wedding date
Have a few date options, as your preferred date may not be available.
Tip #2. Secure a reception venue and ceremony location
Determine what style of wedding (ie. country, vintage, beach, traditional, etc). Read my article on Choosing a Style of Wedding. This will help you choose your style of reception venue and ceremony location, and help you narrow down your options. Read my article on Choosing a Ceremony Location. Take into consideration the approximate number of guests as this will influence where you hold the ceremony and reception. Set a wedding budget – how many guests will affect your decision and venue options. Make a top 5 list of your preferred wedding venues and then make an appointment to view each of the venues on your list. Once you have found your dream wedding venue, secure the venue as dates and venues book up quickly.
Tip #3. Book your wedding photographer
Read my article 10 Steps To Finding The Best Wedding Photographer. Once you secure a wedding photographer, book in an engagement photography session – this will not only help you get comfortable with your chosen photographer, but you will be more relaxed for your wedding day photos. Click here for information on wedding photography packages.
Tip #4. Send out Save The Date cards
Send out Save the Date cards to let family and friends know your getting married so that can pencil the date in their calendars. Use one of your engagement photos to personalise your Save the Date card.
Tip #5. Book a Marriage Celebrant