You’re getting married! After the rush and excitement of saying yes to the love of your life have melted away your thoughts will lead on how to celebrate your love and planning your perfect wedding day! Here are our top 10 points for your perfect wedding day!
1- Find a planner that to help you navigate through the ins and outs of wedding planning. Someone you connect with and who you will speak with often, someone who understands your vision and who will keep track of the planning schedule for you!
2- Selecting the wedding venue! Think of a place that represents who you are as a couple. Where and when would you like to celebrate with your family and friends at outside? At a restaurant? A beautiful ballroom or a backyard . Venues typically book about a year out. Once you find the venue and their availability will determine your actual wedding date!
3- Once you have the wedding venue and wedding date locked in the fun begins hiring the vendors will be a breeze when you understand the vision of what your wedding day will be like. The florist will bring a concept in terms of the décor, coherent with the time of year, the venue and always representative of the story you want to tell with your wedding day.
4- Like venues professional wedding photographers book about a year in advance. It is important to use a professional photographer who sticks to a timeline to get all of your family captured during the big day! Professional wedding photographers aren’t always expensive they have many different price points and are capable of working a timeline and getting all the detail shots you had worked so hard to bring to be sure you can keep these memories forever.
5- Transportation is key!! Moving a large amount of guests to and from your wedding venue is important to That way, no one has to worry about navigating an unfamiliar city or choosing designated drivers. A charter bus or shuttle, which holds up to 60 passengers would do the trick!
6- Let’s Party!! Music, entertainment and dancing are always one of the top 3 things couples say is the most important part of their celebration. A planner can help you realistically decide the big questions DJ or band? Finding the right emcee to follow the timeline so speeches, cake cutting and your first dance go right on track.
7- Audio visual, sound and lighting are factors most would not think of on a day to day basis but having all of the above is necessary for the impact of the day. Whether you need to mic your officient for your wedding guests to hear the ceremony or arranging lighting for the band you had hired to keep everyone on the dance floor all night! Most wedding venues do not have in-house lighting, these are tools every planner knows how to utilize for a successful event!
8- Don’t forget the details! Just when you thought you had the venue, the photographer, the florist all squared away- 10 more things will come up - Make sure to talk to your caterer about meals for your vendors. Weather Backup plan? Creating welcome booklets with information for your guests. Incorporate family heirlooms or traditions into your special day? Creating a timeline for the flow of the day when things will get started depending on the time of year. Your planner is aware of all the 20 more details you may not consider.
9- Establishing a wedding website to share with your guests with a few basic pieces of information on site, location, nearby hotels, local and planned activities so everyone is aware what will be going on the whole weekend.
10- Sit back and relax and leave the planning to the professionals!! From experience a good planner knows what couples find memorable and making sure every detail reflects why you are choosing to celebrate with your loved ones. A wedding planner is there to make sure everything is in order so you do not have to think about anything other than your wonderful wedding day!