So what happens when you get engaged? You probably tell your family and friends and celebrate. Then it dawns on you – what exactly do I do now? While some couples may sit back and just enjoy the initial engagement period, I would suggest you do the opposite – start planning! It may seem a little soon, but believe me, it’s never too soon to start planning your wedding. Here’s why:
Banquet Facility – If you are thinking of having a big wedding with a lavish reception, you’re going to need to rent out a reception hall for your party. Everyone knows that dates get booked months in advance at these venues, but the best halls are sometimes booked years in advance. Having an idea of a site’s availability will help you choose your wedding date, especially if you have your heart set on a specific place. Starting early gives you the best chance to grab a prime date!
Guests – Putting together a guest list for your wedding is always a very time-consuming and sometimes stressful process. If you start working on your list relatively quickly, you may be able to get this step out of the way. Furthermore, it will give you a better idea of how your budget will work (or not) with the size of the list.
Photographer – Securing wedding services is always predicated on two things – timing and availability. You may find that the wedding photographer you would like for your wedding takes reservations at a lower price if you book a year in advance. This will also allow you to have significant time to meet and discuss exactly what you would like your photos to look like.
There are other elements of your wedding that can benefit from getting an early start. Consider early planning for your wedding – it will always work in your favor!