Remember…the last thing you need to do when planning your wedding is to set the date. You don’t even know where you’re getting married yet or how much it will cost. Before you get too anxious (like I was), start looking for a good location first.
Once you found where you want your wedding held, the first two major questions you need to ask is – “What date do you have open?” and “How much will it cost?”
As you can guess, the first question will be much easier to answer than the second question. If you’re planning your wedding day a year from now, and you know the location, then SET YOUR DATE first!
As for costs, that will take a bit of work…and a budget. A major major major cost you need to budget for is, of course, the location itself. A venue suited to your purposes could send you back a few thousand dollars and after you set your date you may need to put a down-payment to secure your location.
In this video, expert – Courtney Arnold is a professional planner of Stellar Events who has at least eight years experience in the industry. You can contact her at www.StellarEventSNC.com
Once your location is out of the way, it’s time to get into the details; in other words, you need to start budgeting for all the other costs. This is why the more time you have before your wedding day, the better you’re able to plan for all the other wedding expenses. (Hint: check out other articles on finding yourself a good wedding planner. If not, check out some good products you can buy to help you with your wedding planning.)
You will need to start looking for good wedding photographers to help you keep your memories alive. Unless you want all your guests to just sit in their chairs and twiddle their thumbs, you will need to get them onto the dance floor with some good music. Start looking for a reputable DJ or a music band if you can land one.
Of course some of your guests will decide to sit and talk with other people there, so you will need to FEED THEM with food and drink. There are many weddings happening around the world every single day and finding a good caterer can be difficult to find on the day you want, so start finding a good catering service you are happy with. Don’t waste time on this as it takes time to prepare and cook food.
There are many steps to take when planning your wedding, but this video should give you a good start.
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