Congratulations. You got engaged over the holiday season. You enjoyed the thrill of showing off your engagement ring to your family and friends. You basked in the beauty of having a significant other during some of the most romantic holidays. Now that the holiday season is over, it is time to get into full fledged wedding planning. Planning a wedding is a big job that takes a long time. You can easily break your tasks up into the following categories.
Making the big decisions
The big decisions, including the date, the venue and receptions location, and the budget are some of the most important wedding planning decisions that you will make. Because of this, it is important that you start with these wedding details. First, narrow down an intended date. This will help you contact possible venues. You will also want to set a wedding budget before making any payments or signing any contracts. It is also a good idea to book your wedding reception site as soon as possible. This should happen at least a year to nine months before the wedding. Each weekend, an average of 44,230 weddings takes place. If you have a venue location that you are set on, you might need to book even earlier to secure your planned date.
Move onto the medium sized details
The medium sized details are where some couples get overwhelmed. You have already put a lot of time and energy into creating a budget, picking a date, and choosing a wedding venue and now you are expected to look at a million other details. Give yourself some time to relax and then jump into these medium sized details. These include the wedding dress, the groom?s attire, the flowers, DJ, photographer and videographer, caterer, and hotel accommodations. These are the details that will really be customized to you and your soon to be spouse. If you find yourself to be too overwhelmed with meetings and payment plans, consider working with event planners. Event planners can be an extremely valuable addition to this tedious process.
The many minor details
You have secured your floral order, hired a DJ that will also act as your photographer, and carefully chosen the attire of everyone in the bridal party. Unfortunately, it is not yet time to relax. You have a lot of minor details to still attend to. If you are not yet overwhelmed, this last part of planning can succumb you to the pressures of having a perfect wedding. You will worry about things you never thought you would care about including napkin colors, the bridal party dance song, and even how your mother in law to be will wear her hair. It is not realistic to make every single decision, so choose the ones that are most important to you and pass the others to someone else.
Planning the additional wedding events
Once you have finished planning every single detail of your wedding, you now have to plan the bridal shower, engagement party, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and the rehearsal dinner. Depending on if you are going on a honeymoon immediately following the wedding, you will also have to plan this. With so many wedding events on top of the catered wedding, it can be useful to hire event planners.
How event planners make your wedding more enjoyable
Weddings should be entertaining and celebratory. Yet, they are often very stressful. Take the expected stress out of the process by working with event planners. You can still personalize your wedding and plan the wedding of your dreams but avoid all of the tedious smaller details. Every year, averages of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the United States. Many of these couples will feel exhausted and done with wedding planning by the time the day arrives. Make sure you enjoy your special day with event planners.