Your wedding will, hopefully, be a day that you remember for the rest of your life for all the right reasons. But of course, in order for that to happen, you’ll need to put in significant amounts of time and energy. Great things rarely happen all on their own! For the picture-perfect wedding, you’ll need to bring together large and small details into one brilliant package. Some of these details can be decided later on down the line as the date approaches. But other details should be taken care of as early as possible. In this post, we’ll take a look at those aspects that you should handle virtually straight away.
Large or Small
There’s more than one way to throw a wedding. Some people like to have cozy, intimate gatherings; others like to have all-out extravaganzas that take over the whole town. Most people fall somewhere in the middle. You don’t need to have a complete guest list or anything, but it is generally best if you get a sense of whether you want to have a large, medium, or small wedding as early as possible since what you decide will impact many other decisions that you have to make.
Home or Exotic
Depending on your budget, wishes, and so forth, you may decide to have a destination wedding, rather than one that takes place close to where you already live. As with the general size of your wedding, this decision is key because it’ll impact every other decision that you have to make. There’s a big difference between planning a wedding in Ohio and planning one in Hawaii, after all. Even if you want to have an exotic destination wedding, you may find that logistical barriers — for your guests more than anything — prevent you from doing so.
The Type of Venue
If you’re planning to have your wedding at your own property, then you can proceed, secure in the knowledge that your venue will be available on your wedding date. However, you will need to rent out equipment such as a temporary fencing rental, tents, etc. But if you’re thinking of booking top-drawer wedding venues? Then you’ll need to get to work on looking at banquet room options and consider putting down a deposit as soon as possible. Take a look at venues such as Anthology Events, and you’ll see why you need to get ahead of the curve and secure your place as early as possible. If you’re looking to hire other, less luxurious venues, then you’ll probably have some leeway, but for the best of the best, you should always take action once you know your date.
Finally, there’s the matter of your budget. You can’t figure out what you’re able to do until you know how much money you have to work with. It’s good to create a breakdown of the money you can allocate to the wedding, and then create a more detailed budget that outlines where your funding will be spent. As you might expect, it’s best to figure out these things before you get too deep into planning.