When planning a wedding, it is important to allow yourself proper time for all of the planning. The bigger the event, the more coordination is required. The multiple vendors you book will need ample time to prepare and ensure everything from their end is available and ready to go. Because every wedding is different, there is no perfect 12-month, 6-month, or 3-month checklist, but you’ll be able to have the day of your dreams as long as you give yourself more time than what you think you need at the bare minimum. A good way to ensure you are accounting for all of the time you may need, is to break down the elements that don’t necessarily require direct funding. For example, the pre-planning stages, addressing budgeting meetings and concerns with your family, compiling the perfect guest lists, etc. After that, then there comes the booking. It is important to book services ahead of time to make sure three is availability on the date you need it.
When you’re in the beginning phases of planning your big day, the largest consideration to make is the budget. For a wedding, the budget needs to reach multiple places including venue, flowers, food, invites, photography/videography, etc. This does tie into booking if you have an idea of who you would like to book specifically, get an idea of those prices so that you can factor that into your budget ahead of time and not have to compromise on having the photography or food you’ve always dreamed of. While planning the budget you should also begin to consider the number of your guest list. It may be tempting to invite any and all people for your exciting day, but the costs add up quickly. It is important to keep in mind that more guests mean more food, more chairs, more tables, and overall a larger venue that can accommodate everyone.
A lot of stress can come into play with actually booking all of the vendors you need for your event. As stated before, if you know a photographer you want, for example, get an idea of their prices and packages ahead of time as well as their availability. Booking is where you do need to be quick and decisive which is why that pre-planning stage is so important. Booking considerations are also critical for the honeymoon plans and destination weddings. Travel to the event is a major issue to consider. Those aren’t details you want to leave to chance. To ensure you get the venue you love, the food you want, and the availability you need to make sure to book everything well before the date, at least a few months in advance if possible.
While you are in the booking process, be sure to give Camelot Party rentals a call. At Camelot Party Rentals we can help supply you any tables, chairs, dining sets, or wedding tents for the big day. We work professionally and seamlessly with other vendors to ensure that when it comes to the big day you are worry-free!