Weddings can certainly be a stressful occasion, but they don’t have to be. With the right planning, there’s much more enjoyment to be had. Here’s how to make planning a wedding easier.
Buy A Guide
A wedding planner guide is an essential for when planning your wedding. For most of you, it’ll be your first time planning a wedding, and there’s no specific rule book on what you can and can’t do. However, most wedding planners will have the basics that most weddings will tend to stick to. This is a great way of getting all your notes down and for referring to when it comes to making sure that all areas of the wedding have been covered and ticked off.
Know Your Guest List Before Venue Hunting
A lot of couples will make the mistake of looking for venues before considering the guest list. All venues are likely to ask you how many guests will be attending over the course of a day and there will be limits to how many can fit in the venue. The last thing you want is to put down a deposit, only then to realise that you needed more allowances for guests. Sit down with your partner and discuss all the guests that you’d like to have at your wedding. Split that into the ceremony and day and then the evening guests. Once you have an idea of numbers, then you can venue hunt to your heart’s content.
Book In Advance
When it comes to everything for your wedding day, it’s best to spread the cost by booking in advance. Ideally, if you want to spread the cost, you should book a date that’s two years from now. This gives you enough time to save towards all aspects of the wedding. Weddings are expensive, no matter how big or small they are, so it makes it less stressful if you have plenty of time to save towards it.
Ask For Recommendations Of Suppliers
Your venue will usually work with regular suppliers, so it’s a good idea to ask the venue for their supplier’s list. This is a great way of having companies who will know the venue well and are trustworthy to hire. This list will usually consist of anything and everything to do with the wedding day, and that can take a lot of your mind in terms of finding the right caterer or picking out the best flower service. If you don’t ask, you don’t get after all!
Think About Accommodation And Transport
For your guests, the most important aspect of the wedding is getting to and from the venue. So when venue hunting, you should also be factoring in accommodation and transport and making sure that there is enough available for the number of guests coming to your wedding.
Remember that your guests are having to spend a lot of money on the day, so it’s good to have a list of available accommodation that you can send out as well as taxi companies.