If you recently became engaged over Christmas or New Year then you’re probably still floating on cloud nine. Congratulations! Whilst you may
want to bask in the glow of being newly engaged, if you’re intending to tie the knot this year or next, it makes sense to plan ahead or talk
with your wedding planner now about some key factors for your wedding.
Deciding on where you get married is probably one of the most important decisions you can make in organising a wedding. Whether you opt for a
traditional church wedding, a stylish manor house or rustic country barn, the choice of venue will be likely to reflect upon who you are as a
Understandably, you want this decision to be just perfect and so it’s essential to get out and see as many places now as you can and get the venue booked
early. Gorgeous venues understandably get booked up quickly and some may be booked two years or more in advance. Talk to your wedding organiser
about venues you are interested in viewing, or book some appointments directly. You’ll quickly get a good feel for the style and ambiance and
can then seriously think about booking your preferred choice.
Setting the Date
You may have your heart set on a winter wedding for this year, but the date for your wedding will be closely linked to the availability of your
chosen venue. Start planning now and you can look to secure both your top choices of venue and season.
It makes sense to think over other key dates in the calendar with your wedding planner that you may want to use or avoid. For example, it might be best
to avoid planning a wedding on certain dates this summer when the World Cup will be taking centre stage, especially if you have plenty of
guests who are football fans! Likewise, would you look to avoid the bank holidays in May and August or perhaps consider getting married on a
Sunday if many of your guests would have the Monday off work as a public holiday?
Other Key Decisions
Whilst organising the venue and the date are essential in planning ahead for a wedding, there will be other key factors such as entertainment,
photography and catering. If you have particular ideas in mind for these, it is a good idea to start planning early so you can secure your
first choice suppliers.
We find the weddings that run the most smoothly are those which have been planned well ahead and with the greatest attention to detail.
What Can a Wedding Planner Do for You?
If you feel swamped in making decisions, or need some help or direction with planning your dream wedding, we can help. At Sourcerer we can become as
involved as little or as much as you like. We can help with budgeting, styling and theming your wedding as well as organising the venue,
caterers and other suppliers. Call us, we’d love to help!