So, you just got engaged. This is the most exciting time of your life! When the excitement settles, you think to yourself “How to start planning a wedding, where do I begin”? You are not alone. Let’s be honest, planning a wedding can seem like a full-time job plus tax! Well first let’s start by taking a deep breathe, maybe do that 5x lol Now, let’s get straight to some simple insightful tips that can help you start planning the wedding of your dreams like Guirline & Jacob did at Lucien’s Manor in Berlin, NJ..
“Do I Really Need A Wedding Planner”? The answer is YES! If you are able, budget a wedding planner. A wedding planner is needed if you want to have the least possible amount of wedding related stress. You may need one if you have no free time, not the best planner/ organizer, having a destination wedding or have many wedding related events.
They help advocate for you. To name a few ways: picking a date, budging, oversees EVERYTHING on your wedding day manages events, rehearsals, vendor inquires & recommendations. They also negotiate contracts, do destination weddings and attend/ schedule vendor meet ups. I told you they are helpful for you. Make sure you read customer reviews as well as look for reliability, when looking for wedding planner.
This is the first and most important step. Your date dictates everything. Your date can be significant or not. You can also do my personal favorite, choose the best year & month available at the Venue you choose. Don’t be afraid to pick uncommon wedding days, such as a Monday. You know, to save some coins! Because why not. While discussing the date, be realistic about how many months or years you may need. Whatever date you decide together, remember this is your story and your day. Include as much time as you need.
Are you thinking destination? Maybe a restaurant, banquet hall, intimate setting or outside environment. Your vision comes to life here. And yes, it is really happening! The most important thing to remember here is wedding dates book and fill up fast. Couples book years in advance for a reason. Book immediately so you can have your desired date. A wedding planner is great with finalizing this for you.
It might surprise you how big of a role a wedding photography studio plays. It is more than capturing the magic leading up to your big day. So, your cousin who takes great pictures will not cut it here lol. Having an experienced and qualified wedding photographer allows you to relax, knowing they know what they are doing. They essentially help you create your timeless love story. So, pick a great wedding photographer.
A great wedding photographer is timeline enforcers, captures minor to major details that matters to you and has a personality that helps make everyone feel comfortable. This way your nervousness and awkwardness doesn’t translate in photos. The best part is having an engagement photo session. This allows you and the photographer to connect, nerves to settle and for you & your partner to get accustomed to taking professional photos before your big day. This shoot allows you to receive photos for all things wedding planning related. This includes photos for a wedding website, save-the-dates, bridal shower or social media.
Wedding planning should be exciting and fun to plan. Make your life easier and consider these simple yet insightful tips to help you get started. Can’t wait to chat with you soon!