Planning your wedding – Get started!

GETTING STARTED

Planning a wedding is not as simple as you think kind of project; often you have multiple projects at once. So stay organized and have everything planned! It helps to create a binder a a folder on your computer where you can keep a budget sheet, a calendar checklist, pictures, fabric swatches, etc. Consider creating separate email accounts for all your wedding related correspondence.

WORKING WITH THE PROFESSIONALS

A wedding is probably the largest party you will ever throw in your life. Wedding planners are the ones that make your vision happen. Here are a few things to make sure things occur without a hitch.

HAVE TRUST IN THEIR EXPERTISE

Weddings are a special event and those who specialize in them know how to handle just about any circumstance and challenges a couple may have. Wedding professionals deal with weddings every day and build their businesses on knowing what is popular and proper when it comes to weddings.

COMPARE DIFFERENT PROFESSIONALS

Choose people who know their business, who show professionalism, interest and kindness, and who listen and spend time with their customers. In businesses that have more staffs, make sure to meet with the person who will handle your wedding and see samples of his/her work.

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS EARLY

This is both thoughtful and necessary to get the vendors that you dream of before they are booked. Besides it also ensures complete attention to your own particular meeting when you book in good time. Keep appointments and be on time. Be timely in your responses. Let vendors know if their services will not be needed (other customers may be missing out because the date was held). Try to be organized and give as much information as possible so the vendors can do their job.

HAVE EVERYTHING DOCUMENTED

Documentation keeps misunderstandings to a minimum. Read every line of a contract and ask as many questions as possible. Compile a list of details you think is important so you can incorporate them into the contract. Make sure your contracts include basic information such as the wedding date, time and address. Include more specific points such as a spending frame and detailed refund policies in case you want to cancel or the vendor do not fulfill their end of the agreement. Don’t forget to get a copy!

ENLIST THE HELP OF A WEDDING PLANNER

Wedding planners have a wealth of expertise on budgets, decor, etiquette, photographer, invites, sites, timelines, vendors, etc. They are able to coordinate your wedding from the very beginning or just make sure everything runs smoothly on the day of the wedding. A wedding planner is equipped to handle anything that might come up, saving you a lot of time, stress, and even resources. When hiring a wedding planner you are not giving up your ability to choose; consultants are simply there to help make your dream a reality. If you are looking for a planner in Scandinavia, I can highly recommend Brink Bryllup

CHOOSE A DATE IN ADVANCE

The sooner you have chosen a date the better, because vendors will have more dates open. However, if one of your priorities is a professional you wish to hire, or a location you wish to rent, wait to schedule your wedding around their availability.

HAVE SEASONS IN MIND

Is there a special color or decorating theme you want to use that works best within a specific season? Do you want an outdoor wedding? This naturally puts limitations on the date.

OFF-SEASON

The most popular wedding months in this area continue to be May through September. Ask vendors if they offer discounts for the off-season, which could potentially save thousands of dollars.

OFF-DAY

Friday nights and Sunday mornings are other budget-friendly possibilities. Saturday is the most common wedding day and vendors often offer discounts for all other days.

GUEST AVAILABILITY

If you want as many of your guests to make it as possible, planning your wedding near a holiday is a advantage because people will have a break and it is easier for them to travel to your wedding..

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