The holiday season and Valentine’s Day are both extremely popular times of year to get engaged. With so many people planning to propose, that also means there are many weddings to come. In addition to the excitement you and your fiancé(e) are experiencing, planning for your wedding is sure to be at the top of your list. There are many small details that need to be considered to make the day special, but before you start focusing on the little things, you need to focus on the big picture. Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, but knowing where to begin can help get you started.
Have a Budget in Mind
Before doing anything else, you need to have a good idea as to what budget your wedding will have. You don’t want to start planning other aspects, only to be upset if you realize what you hoped for isn’t manageable. Once you have a budget determined, you’ll already have a better idea regarding what you can and can’t do for your wedding.
You should also consider what your priorities are. What do you care about more, throwing a huge party or getting the dress of your dreams? What you spend your money on is up to you, but you might decide you want to allocate more funds for certain things when others aren’t as important to you.
Decide on the Time of Year
Many already have a preferred time of year in mind for their wedding, while there are plenty of others who haven’t put much thought into it. The time of year your wedding is taking place can have a huge effect on the rest of your planning. Will the wedding be indoors or outdoors? Are you interested in a certain aesthetic that works best during a specific season? Maybe you want to center your wedding around a holiday, or there’s a time of year that has special importance to you. Knowing roughly when the date will be can help when you’re choosing a theme and searching for venues.
Get a Sense for the General Theme
Every wedding has a theme or aesthetic. Some want a theme that’s as noticeable as possible and want every chance to incorporate it. Others just want a subtle color palette to tie the event together. You don’t have to have every detail planned out right in the beginning, but it’s good to start getting an idea as to how you want your wedding to look. Are you more modern or traditional? Simple or extravagant? Your wedding should reflect you and your fiancé(e), and this is one part of wedding planning that many look forward to.
Start Creating a Guest List
Wedding guest lists can range by the hundreds. Creating a guest list can be difficult. How far out in your family tree and social circles should you go? Knowing your budget can help you create a guest list, but there’s more to this than just the cost. If you don’t enjoy large parties, you might prefer something small and intimate. You also might want to share the big day with as many people who you care about as you can. What size wedding you should have varies for everyone depending on their wants. You’ll also need to have an idea regarding how many guests you’ll invite when you’re looking at venues.
Choose a Venue
Of course, there’s no wedding without a place to host it. You want to choose a venue far in advance so that you can get something for your preferred date. There are many different options for venues out there depending on what type of wedding you want to have. When you know what vibe you want for your wedding, the budget you have to work with, and how big your party will be, you’ll have a much better understanding of what venues you can choose from. Not only are there local venues to look through, but you might also be considering a destination wedding away from your area.
Plan Your Wedding at The Beaumont Inn Today
Getting engaged is a huge moment in anyone’s life, and you have a lot to look forward to with your fiancé(e). If you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue in NEPA, The Beaumont Inn in Dallas is perfect for many couples to celebrate with their loved ones. With a stunning venue surrounded by mountains, we can accommodate weddings of many sizes.
Contact us today if you’re starting to look for wedding venues!