Kyle Michelle Weddings Blog
Numerous brides have recently approached us with the same question: “Where do we start?” With all the different parts that comprise wedding planning, it can easily become overwhelming trying to decide what comes first. Most couples become stumped after going through the basics: style, budget, guest list, timetable, etc. The following tasks are listed in order of what we recommend should be done first:
Hire a Planner
For those brides that have asked us this question, they’re on the right track already! Hiring a wedding planner is this first step to planning a wedding, and can alleviate unnecessary stress encountered during the planning. More details on the importance of hiring a wedding planner are detailed in this post.
Book the Venue
Wedding venues tend to fill up very quickly these days and many venues host only one wedding a day, making it even harder to score your dream date. Once the wedding date is established, it then becomes possible to book and hire the other vendors involved. Another reason the venue plays a large part in the planning process is that it will set the tone for the entire wedding, including the style and atmosphere.
Round Up the Professionals
Prioritize vendor categories! For example, is photography or florals more important to you? Many top wedding vendors are hired over a year in advance and although some are able to double book, not all vendors offer this possibility. As soon the importance of each vendor is decided, start booking and signing those contracts!
Shop til you Drop
Although choosing a wedding dress is probably one of the most anticipated aspects of planning a wedding, the above are more time sensitive. Go shopping not just for the dress, but shoes and jewels!
...So what are you waiting for?? Get planning!
Are you a skeptic? Do you think you don't need a wedding planner? Do you need to save money and you choose to not spend it on a wedding planner? Have you ever thought about how a professional wedding planner can actually save you money? Have you thought about how enjoying your day will be worth every penny you spend on a wedding planner? Well, this might just be some food for thought...
Planning a wedding can easily consume your every waking hour and every extra penny you may or may not have. A wedding planner does this for a living! When it comes to booking a reception venue-bring a wedding planner-he or she will ask questions you most likely have not even thought about. Wedding planners also have many contacts in their database and usually have relationships with vendors-thus saving you money and time! Not sure about a DJ or Band let your wedding planner set dates and times to go and watch them in action! Need help with a florist, bring a wedding planner, or better yet, have your wedding planners do it for you! What? Wedding planners do flowers? We do! Most wedding planners are creative, intuitive and cost effective. Not only will we do your flowers, but we'll make up examples for you to preview so that you will know exactly what you are getting! We also don't charge a delivery fee! Are you unsure about your favors-need help putting them together? We do that too! Want something different for your escort cards? Let us do them for you! Have you thought about your wedding ceremony rehearsal? Who will direct your entire wedding party? We do that too! Now it's the day of your wedding...who will make sure your fiancé is where is suppose to be? We will! Who will be there with an emergency kit with EVERYTHING you or your wedding party might need? We will! Who makes sure flowers are delivered, brings programs to the church, sections off reserved seating for your family, and fixes anything that might go wrong? We do! Who lines up the wedding party? We do! Who goes to the reception site to set up centerpieces, gift table, escort cards, card box, table numbers, candy bars, family pictures and favors? We do! Who works with your photographer and/or videographer to make sure they know what is coming next? We do! Who transports EVERYTHING from the reception site to your designated location? We do! Who has a fantastic worry free day? YOU DO! Hire a wedding planner-it will be the best investment you make!