When to Start Planning Your Wedding?
So you’ve said “Yes!” You’ve announced to everyone you know. Now the time comes to start planning your wedding? Depending on how big your wedding will be, you should usually start to plan it 9 to 16 months before the big day.
Step 1: Time-frame
The first thing to determine is a time-frame. The first question most people want to know is “when is the big day.” This could be a burden depending on where you plan to get married. There are venues that take months to get into while other venues simply take a phone call. Before you pinpoint the date, you must know your location. Therefore, you need to set a time-frame for when you want your wedding. Try for a two-week period.
Step 2: Budget
Be sure you know your budget. This will save time and headaches. You want to know your budget so you don’t fall in love with something that isn’t possible for you.
Step 3: Location and Theme
After you have your two-week period, you will need to pinpoint your desired location. With your location, you will need to know the theme of your wedding. This isn’t the typical theme, but more of how you want to style your wedding. Are you going traditional, non-traditional, on water, or something else? Your theme may change the location or vice versa. You wouldn’t want to book a yacht if you want mountains.
It takes a lot of time to discuss and pinpoint each of these steps. I would reserve up to a month for each of these steps. Be sure you look at what if scenarios when planning your wedding.
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