Deciding on the date of the wedding is probably one of the most important details to consider. This detail is usually taken care of first. The availability of your chosen venue and availability of family and friends will be major factors when deciding on a date.
You may find that some venues offer a discount on days when weddings are not traditionally held. The time the wedding takes place can also make a difference in the expense. For example, evening receptions can be more expensive than having it in the morning or afternoon.
Before you start to make any plans, it is advisable to set a budget to work to. By setting a budget you will be able to make arrangements accordingly.
Once the budget is set it will be easier to decide on a venue. Some venues can offer discounts depending on what time of year you choose. Just after special events and holidays is a good time if you are considering the cost. This is considered to be ‘off peak’ time so will work out a bit cheaper.
When couples decide to get married it is a good idea to discuss to size of the wedding you both have in mind. One persons dream wedding may not be the same as the other person. Therefore, it is advisable to have a discussion regarding the wedding arrangements such as location, number of people to invite, entertainment etc.
It is important to agree the guest list and attendants. Whether you want a small wedding where it will just be close friends and family or maybe you want to make it the wedding of the century. In which case, the bride and groom may want to invite everyone you have ever met. When compiling the guest list you will need to consider the space of the venue you have chosen.
A professional may be hired to record the special occasion. I’m sure your friends may offer to take pictures or video. But for this momentous occasion, a professional video or photos may be more presentable. So you will have something special to remember your big day by. You will also be able to share this with your family and friends.