The wedding business is booming bigger than it ever has. In the United States alone, there are roughly 2.4 million weddings performed every year. When it comes to celebrating the big day, it is never wise to leave the planning until the last minute. Wedding ballrooms, bands, caterers, florists, and all of the other services that make a wedding celebration a celebration book well in advance, sometimes up to years in advance.
Most brides plan their big day anywhere from seven to twelve months in advance. Sometimes it can be longer if the venue they want is someplace popular or unusual. Destination wedding places could prove difficult to book. Getting the time of year you want might take a while. But the venue alone is not the only thing that matters. Catering for events like a wedding takes some time to prepare for. All of the details take time and sometimes a lot of patience. Here are three ideas you can keep in mind to make your wedding day extra special and always memorable.
First, decide on the venue. Your wedding venue is the most important thing because if you don’t have the location locked down, nothing else matters. Depending on where you want to have the wedding, you might find that the venue does weddings all the time. If that is the case, you might be able to pick from all inclusive event packages that they offer. This could help a great deal if the venue is far from where you live. Wedding ballrooms can be good or bad. Good wedding places don’t always have to be indoors. These days, 35% of weddings happen outside.
Second, pick a caterer and book them as soon as possible. What is a wedding without good food? If you don’t know a quality caterer, ask around. No one has an indifferent experience with catering. You either have a terrific experience or you have a lousy one. If the food you had at a friend’s wedding was forgettable, that’s a lousy experience. Wedding ballrooms will often see the same catering companies time and again. Check with the manager of your venue and see what they say. Ask for a recommendation.
Finally, decide on what you are going to do about the music and entertainment for your wedding. What kind of celebration will you be having if you don’t have music? When you get that decided, you can feel really good about what your big celebration is going to be like. Do you want a DJ? Would you rather have a live band? In either case, booking them early will take the pressure off. Also, remember the music for the ceremony as well as the reception. Often, these performers are different with different specialties. Book them early.
Thousands of couples get married every year, but that doesn’t mean that your wedding isn’t special. You simply have to take the time to handle a few details beforehand, and your day will be one to remember for a lifetime.