Planning a wedding is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming experience. Before you start diving into the details, it’s important to have a plan in place so that you can make sure your day is everything you dreamed of. With so much to consider, when should you begin planning your wedding?
Booking Venue and Vendors
The first thing you should do when planning your wedding is decide on a date and book your venue. Once the venue is booked, it’s time to start looking for vendors. This includes photographers, caterers, florists, DJs, etc. Depending on the time of year and location of your wedding, these vendors may need to be booked up to a year or two in advance. It’s important to do some research beforehand so that you know what kind of vendors are available in your area and what their prices are. Also keep an eye out for any speciality services or packages that they may offer that could save you money.
Creating Your Guest List
Another task that needs to be done early on in the planning process is creating your guest list. This helps determine how many people will be attending the wedding and will help determine things like catering costs and seating arrangements. The guest list can also help narrow down potential venues if space becomes a concern. As soon as possible after deciding on a date for the wedding, send out Save-the-Dates and then follow up with formal invitations about six months before the big day.
Crafting Your Dream Day
Once all of the logistics are taken care of (venue, vendors, guests) it’s time to get creative! This is where all those Pinterest pins come into play as you create the perfect atmosphere for your big day! Choose colors and decorations that reflect who are as a couple or motifs from special places or memories together. Nowadays there are endless options for personalizing weddings including custom cake toppings, customized signage or favors—the possibilities are endless! If DIY isn’t really your thing don’t worry; there are plenty of talented professionals out there who can help bring all those ideas together into one beautiful event!
When it comes down to it, there isn’t necessarily an optimal timeline for planning a wedding—it all depends on personal preference and budget constraints! But no matter how far out from your special day you choose to begin planning, make sure to take things one step at a time so that you can enjoy every aspect of this exciting season without feeling overwhelmed! Engaged couples should start by booking their venue and vendors before beginning additional tasks such as crafting their dream day or assembling their guest list. By following these simple steps couples can ensure their big day runs smoothly while still allowing them enough time to savor every moment leading up to “I do!”