How to Start Planning a Wedding: The First 5 Steps
Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but don’t worry – we’re here to help! In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on where to start preparing for your big day. From researching vendors to creating a budget, we’ll cover everything you need to get started on the right foot. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in – it’s time to start planning your dream wedding!
Step 1 – Decide on the season and date of the wedding
First, you need to pick a time for the party. The following steps will depend on this. It is better to pick a month instead of an exact day. That way, you can easily change the day if the place you want to have the party is already taken on the day you wanted.
What holiday have you always dreamed of? Have you imagined yourself in a snow-white dress among snowdrifts sparkling under the sun? Would you like to arrange a photo shoot in blooming spring gardens? Thinking about a warm summer wedding in nature? Or planned to take a walk in the colorful autumn forest? There are pluses and minuses to a wedding at any time of the year, so choose the season with your heart, do not try to find the “perfect” one.
Step 2 – Make a rough guest list
The number of people you invite to your wedding will determine how much money you spend. It is more expensive to have more guests. So be careful when you make your list of people to invite. For now, having a list of people you need clarification on an invite is okay. However, you will most likely have to reduce the number of people on the list. These people will be the first ones deleted from the list.
Step 3 – Set a budget
The budget is an integral part of planning a wedding. It affects the decisions the bride and groom make, like choosing a venue and how many guests to invite. So make a budget before researching venues, vendors, or other wedding-related expenses. It will help keep you focused and on track.
Step 4 – Research vendors
Once you have a budget in place, it’s time to start researching vendors. Start by listing the services and products you need for your special day. Then, begin researching vendors in your area who can provide those services. Read customer reviews and get quotes to find the best deal.
Step 5 – Choose your wedding style and colors
After looking at all the photos and articles, you need to pick a style for the party. You can choose two styles now and get rid of one later if you want. It is also good to decide on a color scheme. It is vital to make good decisions when trying to find a place for your party. If the place already has many things you want, you will have to spend less money on buying decorations.