You’ve probably asked yourself a million times now: where do we start?! I’ve been there- and as stressful as it can be- we can kick this whole wedding planning thing in the butt and get you off to a GREAT start!!! 🎉🎉
Step One: Budget.
Yes, it’s a difficult conversation to have, but sit down with your partner, and both sides of the family. Figure out who is paying for what, how much each family is willing to spend, and what it looks like for you! Decide on a budget AND how much wiggle room you have on that budget. You may start looking around at vendors and find out it’s more than you were anticipating: so decide on a base budget, and how flexible that is! Even if it’s visiting dozens of websites looking for base pricing: it’s worth it to get an estimate on a good price point!
Step Two: Pick a Date and Book a Venue.
Yes, two in one. You may have a dream date, one that runs in the family that you are sticking to, or you may have a dream venue and are open to a general timeframe or season you want your wedding in! Either way, picking a date and venue go hand in hand! If you have the venue booked, you for SURE have a solid wedding date!!
Step Three: Book your Photographer and Videographers.
When deciding on these two vendors, keep in mind a few things: if you vibe well, if you communicate well, and how helpful they are.
The vibe you get from the team capturing your day is SO important! We are with you the entire day, and liking the people working to document your wedding is the most crucial thing to take into account when booking these two!
Now that we’ve got you kick-started on the first things to do: click here for the 7 things you need to ask your photographer (or videographer) before booking!