Your wedding day is one of the most important events in your life. To ensure it’s the most special and specular event requires appropriate and proper planning and preparation.
1. Get a Head Start
There is no minimum time to start planning for your wedding. The wedding could be two years away, but you should already be thinking of how everything should go. Cutting it close on your timetable will only make your life more stressful leading up to the day. Some initial thoughts include deciding where it will be held, the number of guests attending, and what your budget will be.
2. Choosing a Venue Accessible for Guests
It is important when choosing a venue for your wedding, that it is easily attainable for your guests. Keeping in mind traveling options from children to the elderly will make your wedding go smoother. Some initial ideas for accompanying guests could be:
- Booking a venue where driving is not an issue.
- Finding hotels that are affordable for all of the guests.
- Finding cheap plane rates if the venue is far away.
3. Calculating a Budget and Sticking to it
According to Forbes, a recent survey on the Knot found that “the bride and groom typically pay for 43% of the total cost of the wedding day, with the bride's parents covering 43%, the groom's parent's paying 12%, and others contributing 2%. Yet, 12% of couples paid for the entire wedding themselves.” It is very important that you figure out how much you are willing or able to spend and not spend more. Obviously,
weddings are expensive and calculating every single detail is crucial. By using the services offered by Chase Canopy, you always will be cutting costs on linens, tents, and virtually anything else!
Here are some more money-saving ideas!
- E-cards or cheap invitations
- Book while in the wedding “offseason”
- Hire a photographer you know or can give you a discount
- Rent a dress from a business or even a friend!
- Inexpensive flowers
4. Planning for the worst
Many times weddings don’t go the way we initially planned to say the least. Preparing for rain, heat, or cold makes having a backup plan or “plan B” vital for everything staying according to plan and on timeline. For some weddings, bad weather can possibly turn into a blessing in disguise.
5. Hiring a trusted photographer
Hiring an experienced photographer is one of the more overlooked tasks for wedding planning. Photos are something that will last a lifetime and hiring a great photographer ensures your photos will be worthy of keeping and sharing.
6. Don’t Try to Please Everyone
Weddings are obviously stressful and trying to accommodate every single one of the guests not to mention your families, will make it even more hectic. Remember the day is about you and your spouse and make it special!
7. Don’t Forget Thank You Notes!
Thank you are something that people tend to procrastinate about. However, these simple gestures show you really appreciate their gifts and attendance and will go a long way.
8. Don’t Forget to Call Chase Canopy!
Don't forget the most important part of the wedding process! Not only do we have tents and all the items needed to create a beautiful wedding, we have the experience to help you plan!