The Things Couples Often Overlook When Planning Their Wedding

For many couples planning a wedding is a lot like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. They often only know they’ve got a piece in the wrong position once they go to put another one in place. These insider tips will help you to avoid some of the costly and frustrating things other couples have had to deal with when planning their wedding.

It’s Never Too Early To Get Started

Procrastination is not your friend when planning a wedding. And while it’s true that you can plan one in almost any amount of time if you put your mind to it, it’s also true that you have so many more options the sooner you start. Twelve + months is not too soon to choose your Venue, Wedding Planner, Caterer, Photographer, Videographer, and any supplier you particularly want. Not only do you have a better chance of securing your preferences, you may even be able to lock in a rate that is likely to increase by the time you get married.

Saturdays Aren’t Always The Best Days For Weddings

If there’s one thing we learnt from Covid, it’s that any day is a good day for a wedding. If guests really want to attend, they will be there whether it’s a Thursday or a Saturday. But there is an even more critical reason related to the one in the previous section – choice. You won’t have to worry about squeezing your jigsaw puzzle into position when you have a midweek wedding – you’ll have more options for venues and vendors.

Booking on a weekday may save serious dollars as weekends and holidays incur extra fees. Deliveries and bump-outs can get out of control when talking about late-night breakdowns and pickups in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Venue’s Bump In & Out Times Matter

Speaking of dropping loads of cash on bump outs! Not understanding the venue’s requirements for bump-in and bump-out can cause serious organisational headaches and strain your budget. Lack of flexibility with what you can and can’t do regarding dropping off hire items and very short allowances for bumping in and out can turn your ideal venue into a nightmare. While almost anything can be accomplished in a short amount of time, it almost always means more staff, which means more cost to you. Ensure you understand your venue’s requirements before booking, and if there are restrictions, talk to your Wedding Planner about what this could mean for your event and budget.

You’ve Found The Perfect Venue, But Where Are the Vendors?

Do yourself a favour and undertake some initial research to ensure you have options regarding vendors for your wedding location. While you may be happy to invest in travel and accommodation costs for your Wedding Planner and Photographer of choice, would you feel the same for bar and waitstaff? Hair & Makeup, DJ, etc? And even if there are vendors in the area, there may be few of each category, which increases the likelihood of them not being available on your date.

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