Here are some of our favourite wedding planning tips to help you navigate through the process:
Set a Budget:
It doesn’t matter if you have unlimited funds to spend on your wedding, or if you need to keep a tighter rein on it. Everyone should have an amount in their minds that both parties agree on. We can’t control how much you spend or what you spend it on. That is ultimately your decision.
As your wedding planner, we will remind you when you are getting close to your specified budget and offer suggestions on how best to keep it in check. You can then decide if you want to scale back or spend the new amount which will ultimately increase your budget. Your guest list has a lot to do with the budget. If you are dreaming of luxury tabletops and florals galore but are finding it hard to stay within your budget, the best solution is to reduce the number of guests to accommodate these dreams. The fewer tables that you have to add your upgraded linens, candelabras, and overflowing floral centerpieces ultimately saves you money. Also, and most importantly, a smaller guest list gives you more time to spend with everyone you care about.
We are so happy to work with all the amazing couples that we do. We aim to make your wedding day go off without any major bumps or glitches so you can enjoy it to the fullest. Therefore, it is extremely important that your wedding team is compiled of professionals. Chances are when a problem or concern arises, we have seen it before, dealt with it before, and know how to fix it. This is not the time to take a chance on Aunt Sally’s crumble cake for 120 of your closest friends and family, or Uncle Marco and his brand new DSLR camera to capture your entire wedding day. This is why a lot of venues in the city will require each wedding vendor to carry their own business insurance (liability and E & O). Let your guests be guests and enjoy your special day to the fullest.
Book Your Must-Have Wedding Pros First:
Wedding ceremony locations, venues and suppliers are getting booked up faster than ever before. If there are certain companies that you really want to have a part of your wedding day, then make sure they get hired right away. They are not confirmed until a signed contract has been made.
Do Not Procrastinate Working on Your Seating Chart:
Couples never realize just how long this takes, and how frustrating this task is. This is a job that only you and those very close to you, can manage as family and friend dynamics come into play.
DIY’ing or DIT’ing?
(Do-it-Yourself, or Do-it-Together?) Are you sure about that? Have you ever looked at DIY fails? Please test out anything that you want to be doing for the wedding at least two months before, so in case it doesn’t look or feel how you wanted it to, you have time to order it, do something else instead, or hire someone to do it for you.
Part two coming soon…