No matter how much time you have to plan your wedding, it can never feel like enough. There are a lot of things you need to get done, and where many things are concerned, the sooner the better. Whether it’s so you can pay off the balance or you simply want to check things off your list, there are some things you’ll want to pin down as soon as you can.
To help you with your never-ending wedding planning, here are some of the bookings you’ll want to nail in advance.
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Booking the venue is one of the most important elements of planning a wedding. Once you’ve got that done, everything else can start to fall into place. It’s not as simple as finding your ideal place and booking in your preferred date – many wedding venues are booked up far in advance, so you might have to compromise between the date, the venue and other factors. There are all kinds of things to consider when choosing a wedding venue, but the sooner you get it done, the sooner you can get everything else booked in.
Your hairstylist/make-up artist
You want to look your best on your wedding day, and putting your hair and make-up in someone’s hands means needing someone you can trust by your side. Predictably, the best stylists and make-up artists get booked very far in advance, so if you want someone in particular, put a deposit down as soon as you can. There are some key questions to ask when choosing a make-up artist that can help you find the right one for you.
Finding some great entertainment can help make your wedding day extra special. There’s a lot to choose from, including a classical act to play during your ceremony, evening band as well as other ideas like a magician. One of the most popular entertainment add-ons for your wedding is a photo booth, and if you want to rent a photo booth, then make sure you get it locked down as soon as you can. Most wedding entertainment comes with a deposit requirement, giving you plenty of time to save for the rest before your big day.
Finally, we get to the dress. Some brides buy their dresses last minute, but to give you the greatest choice and flexibility, you’ll want to find yours in advance. You’ll want to check out several stores and find out how long their dresses choose to arrive. Most dresses need to be custom-made, which is why the process can take several months. Having more time also leaves room for multiple fittings and alterations, helping to make sure you get the best fit on the day.
With so much to consider when planning your wedding, it will help to get some key things in the bag early on. That way, you’ll have more time to focus on the smaller and more creative details to help you have your most perfect day. Start with the bigger things, and everything else will soon fall into place.