There are many important decisions that come with planning a wedding. One of these choices includes selecting where the bride and groom are going to hold their ceremony. This choice in itself is important. Once the ceremony location is chosen, then the bride and groom need to select their music, the flowers for within and around the ceremony location, and the pew bows. All of these choices need to taken into consideration and be chosen with extra care.
The reception location is another essential decision that needs to be considered when planning a wedding. The reception needs to be in close relation to the ceremony location for driving purposes, parking/valet needs to be considered, food choices need to be chosen, cake tastings need sampled, and place settings need selected. Each of these choices are important and some of these details are sometimes forgotten when planning a wedding. It is important to keep track of each decision and create a list of all the items that are taken care of and what still needs consideration.
There are many other minor and extreme details that need considered when planning a wedding. These range from professional DJ services, videography prices, prices for photography, stationary selections for name cards on tables, stationary for wedding invitations, considering hiring a wedding planner, hiring transportation including a limo or party bus, and selecting a florist for all the floral designs the big day. Each of these decisions are important and carry a different weight of importance depending on the tastes of the bride and groom.
A bride and grooms budget is extremely important to consider when planning for a wedding. We know there are a ton of choices and decisions that need to be made within a dollar value amount. It is important to know where a bride and groom should consider cutting costs and where they should consider putting most of their money towards. In most cases, the big spending items are going to be the venue, the bride's wedding dress, and the flower arrangements for center pieces, church flowers, and bouquets. However, where most wedding couple's think they can save money is on the wedding DJ. This is a misconception because wedding DJ's run the entire night. They are the master of ceremonies, so they are there to ensure that the bride and groom's night runs smoothly and takes all the stress off of them. We strongly suggest hiring a professional and experienced DJ service to play customized music to your wants and engage all your guests for the best and most memorable wedding night.
Once all the excitement settles down from getting engaged, it is time to start to plan for the big day! Most of the time, couples like to get engagement pictures and use those to send out save the dates to their guests! The bride and groom need to determine who they want to invite to the wedding and how many people they want to attend.
It's time to search and look for the perfect venue spot and location. Visit a bunch of different places and determine what place has the best feel for you! Also while you are looking for venues, start wedding dress shopping, bridesmaids dress shopping, tuxedo shopping, and groomsmen suit shopping. There is a lot to get prepared for!
Once you find your perfect wedding venue and theme, it is time to look for wedding vendors! These include florists, set up hair and make up appointments, decide on a wedding DJ, pick photographers, and select videographers. This is also a good time to taste your food options for main entrees and appetizers at your venue or determine if your getting your food catered. It is also important to do a cake tasting. Yum!
Once your vendors have been booked, it is time to meet with them ahead of time so they have an idea of what you want your special day to look like. You would want to meet with your professional wedding DJ to customize your playlist and music. Additionally, you would want to meet with your professional photographer and professional videographer to go over special shots you want to capture. Finally, you will want to meet with your florists so that they can pick out the perfect flower arrangements you want for you and your bridesmaids bouquet and for the church and tables for centerpieces at the venue.
Once you have the main details planned and ready to go, it is time for the fun stuff! Plan a little get away bachelorette and bachelor party to enjoy special time with your bridesmaids and groomsmen before the big day! Additionally, the bride and groom usually buy gifts for their bridesmaids and groomsman as an appreciation gift for being in their wedding. This would be a great time to give them your gift! Often times a bride is given a bridal shower that is thrown by her bridesmaids. This would be a good time to have a bridal shower! It is also a good time to plan where and when the rehearsal dinner is going to be held.
As the big day approaches, it is time to get the table place cards and final details wrapped up. Often times, people place a decorative board with their guests names in alphabetical order with their table number next to their name so their guests know where to sit. Then a table number will be placed on the guests table to signify where they are sitting. Also, this is the best time to think of final decorations, photographs that should be displayed, card box for guests to place gifts in, and props for photo booths or other extra fun surprises! The final days are approaching and it is time to sit back and get ready for the big day!
We're hoping to make this wedding an enjoyable one for everyone! Please let us know if you have any questions for us!