Planning a wedding can be an incredibly exciting but also overwhelming experience. It can feel daunting to begin planning such a big event, especially when you have no idea where to start. It’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful. With the right tips and tricks, you can make sure the process is smooth and enjoyable. Here are four ways to get started on your wedding planning journey.
Set Your Budget
Budgeting is one of the most important aspects of wedding planning and should be done before anything else. Knowing how much money you will have for your wedding will give you direction on what types of vendors you can book and the services you will be able to provide for your guests. You should also decide who will contribute financially so you have an understanding of who can help you with the costs associated with your big day.
Choose a Venue
Once you know how much money you have available, it’s time to start looking at venues. This part can be really fun, as there are so many incredible options out there. When selecting a wedding venue, think about what kind of atmosphere you want for your wedding day—indoor or outdoor. Formal or casual? Intimate or grand? Make sure the venue fits within your budget and is suitable for all of your guests’ needs. Also, consider any potential restrictions or requirements that may come along with booking certain venues like noise ordinances.
Start Booking Vendors
Now that you know what kind of atmosphere you want and which venue works best for your budget, it’s time to start booking vendors! Think about who do need for your big day—caterers, photographers, DJs—and research different companies in the area that offer these services. Make sure they are within your budget and fit with the aesthetic and vibe that you want for your special day. Once again, think about any specific requirements or restrictions that may come along with booking certain vendors.
Get Creative With Decor
The decor is what brings everything together on the big day! Have fun with this part by getting creative with colors and textures that reflect who you are as a couple. If DIY-ing isn’t your thing, consider hiring a professional decorator or florist who can bring all of your vision together in one beautiful package.
Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be overwhelming; it’s actually really fun when broken down into smaller pieces like this! Starting off by setting a realistic budget gives direction on what types of vendors can be booked, as well as determining who will contribute financially towards the costs associated with this special day. After setting a budget and choosing a venue comes vendor bookings; make sure each company fits within the budget and reflects the vibe desired for this special occasion. Finally, don’t forget about decor; use creativity to bring everything together in one beautiful package that reflects who YOU are as a couple.
About the author:
Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/people/Rachelle-Wilber/100009221637700/