Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday Tip - Now, what's next?

Armed with  your checklist, you may now be wondering what you should be booking first.

A wedding planner is an excellent start! A planner can help you through the entire process, from creating a budget (and helping you stick to it!) to negotiating prices and contracts with your future vendors. They also tap into their network of vendors to help you hire only the best. There are deeper reasons for hiring a planner, but we'll get into that a little later.

Aside from hiring a planner, the first thing you want to secure is your venue. It could determine your date for you if you're flexible. The reason for booking your venue first (and early if you can!) is there are only so many locations to choose from and you want it to match your theme and/or wedding vision as close as possible to minimize the need for decor. Finding an old mansion for a Victorian theme, for example.

For advice on how exactly one should go about researching and booking these vendors, stay tuned in the upcoming weeks as vendors from their corner of the wedding and event industry provide their input.

Lady Autie aka Autra