What Do We Need to Know Before Planning a Wedding?
Your wedding day marks a major milestone in your life together as a couple. Exchanging wedding vows, wearing a beautiful gown and spending a celebratory evening with friends and family is undoubtedly one of the most memorable days of your lives.
Planning a wedding shouldn’t cause unnecessary stress, and you should have the right team to help guide you in the process. Our wedding design team in Boston has years of experience providing couples with exceptional wedding decor, venues, entertainment, catering, and so much more.
If you’re just getting started, keep reading to learn some tips from our professional wedding planners.
Create a Wedding Planning Timetable
While you may be eager to set the wedding date, there are a few steps you should take prior to this. Think about what season you’d prefer to get married in, and if you reside in Boston, consider the fluctuating climate.
Choose a Wedding Venue
Browse wedding venues and start to consider what theme you’d like. Are you interested in a countryside wedding or perhaps you’d prefer a more industrial setting? Take some time to decipher what you like before diving into a date. Browse magazines or Pinterest to help you get a better understanding of which venue matches your style. Ask yourself some questions such as:
- Outdoor or indoor wedding?
- Fancy or casual?
- Destination or local?
- Large wedding or small, intimate wedding?
Set a Budget
Setting a budget will have a major impact on your wedding planning decisions, helping to alleviate any difficult conversations later. By having a budget in place, you’ll be able to use your time more efficiently by visiting venues within budget, along with decor and entertainment.
Create a Wedding Guest List
Once you have the budget and wedding venue in place, it’s time to make the wedding guest list. Be mindful of how many guests your selected venue can accommodate and how much one-on-one time you’d like with your family and friends. Budget will influence the size of your wedding party as catering costs will increase with a higher guest list.
Register Before Your Engagement Party
Gifts are typically optional at an engagement party but guests will appreciate knowing exactly what to purchase if they do bring a gift. This is also incredibly convenient for the bridal shower!
Choose a Wedding Party
Think about who you’d like to have as your best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl, and maid of honor. Be mindful of folks living out of the area who may need to travel far, as this could be a lot of pressure. Choose only your strongest support system!
Vendors are instrumental when it comes to making your wedding day a memorable one. Don’t rush when it comes to browsing florists, caterers and photographers as you want to get the best deal, and the most talented. Shop around to explore the products and services, and compare prices.
Send the Save-the-Dates
You don’t need to send save-the-dates a year in advance but you shouldn’t wait until the last minute either. We recommend sending your save the date 4-6 months prior to the wedding. Don’t forget to send an actual invitation as well!
Pick the Dress
This is the fun part! Visit stores or even browse wedding gowns online, and do keep in mind that you’ll need to get it tailored to fit.
Need help planning your wedding? Our Boston wedding planners will help you from beginning to end, ensuring your wedding day is absolutely perfect. We can provide a wide array of wedding catering options including buffets, interactive chef bars and more. We also have established relationships with jaw-dropping wedding venues in the area along with fabulous florists and wedding bands. Get in touch with us today!