Whether you hire a wedding planner or are planning your own wedding, there’s no denying that you still have to make some calls and the choices no matter what.
It can be a lot and very overwhelming, but the truth is that wedding planning is involving. It takes energy! Some might take naturally to it, but no matter who you are, you can’t deny that there’s a lot going on when it comes to planning a wedding.
The first thing to know when planning for a wedding is that you have to be organized. Whether doing it yourself or having a planner, you’ve got to get organized. It’s going to be a big day and you have a lot of choices to make either on your own or with the consultation of your partner (that part’s up to you guys to sort out).
You may have a very clear idea of what you want or you may be set on the venue and want it outdoors or in a church but still have yet to make a call on other aspects of your wedding. Getting ideas of what you want for flowers, your gown, bridal party choices, and more now is going to help you.
Establishing what your budget is will also help you to figure out what is possible. You never really know numbers until you contact vendors or your planner does. Figure out what you want to spend on and why. If you’re getting help from a family member financially, conversations about what is being spent may need to happen (or the amount they are contributing).
Next, you’ll want to outline what elements your wedding will include. This includes the date, the venue, the flowers, the food, the attire, music, and more. Remember, the more time that you have available to plan, the better that you’ll be. So if you can allow for a generous or reasonable amount of time to get that done, you will find that planning is not as stressful. It’s an option to consider!
Keep in mind that you don’t have to wait to book vendors, as they can be booked even a few months in advance. Picking a date in the future may allow you to reserve these vendors for that date and you will know that you have a venue and catering and more locked down. In the New York Bay area, Yachts For All Seasons accepts bookings and they can base their availability to you based on the date and the size of your party attending with ease.
If hiring a planner, communicate with them and your future spouse. Let everyone be on the same page. Don’t try to sneak details past as all of the expenses come to light in the end. Even if you’re making the main decisions, let the other one in on what’s going on and fill them in on the latest developments as they happen. Even if it’s by text and not in person, they’ll appreciate the involvement.
There are so many options for a wedding that it may feel like a lot. However, with magazines and the web, the world is your oyster. You can look at it all and even get inspiration for what you’d like to do. Make a list of all your wants and your options, and then research. Make sure what you want is what you want and you’ve explored and exhausted all options. The last thing that you’d want to do is commit to something and then find something that you totally fall in love with (like a dress!).
Make a list of it all. Write down your options and your preferences. Keep track of what you’ve done and what remains still to do. If you want to have your wedding reception on a yacht in the New York Bay, then you can contact Yachts For All Seasons and get more details by calling (212) 534-6380, or fill out a contact form to find out more!