The day has come! You’ve been asked to be a bride! Now the seriousness begins. The planning. There are so many things to consider when your planning your big day, but more importantly setting your date is top of the list. Here are a few tips to make planning smoother.
1. Schedule. You’ll want to consider yours and your guest schedules when choosing a date. If there are friends or family that you must have at your wedding, consider if there are any scheduling conflicts with friends and family.
2. Budget. This is the hardest part about wedding planning. Everyone wants to throw an extravagant celebration, but money is a big factor. When deciding on venue, photographer, etc., make sure to sit down and discuss in depth what the bottom line budget is, so that things don’t get complicated later.
3. Venue and vendors’ availability. If you’ve already figured out a date then the next step is venue and vendors. If you already know where and who you want, as far as vendors and venue, then call as soon as possible. These things book up quickly.
4. Seasons and style. Consider what kind of story you want your wedding to tell. For example, if you want a winter wonderland, the holidays may pose a problem. If you’re going for a floral theme, then spring/summer would be best.
5. Significant dates. Are there any dates that you and your significant hold dear? This could play a great role in your choosing a date! Your anniversary, Valentine’s Day, New Years, these are all great dates, but they will fill up fast! So if you have a date you have your heart set on, book soon!
These are just some helpful guidelines that will help you start the planning preparations, so let the planning begin!