Planning a wedding is wonderfully exciting, and this is especially true if you are considering hosting your wedding in New York. However, it can also be very stressful, especially as there is a lot to consider when it comes to planning a wedding. It’s your special day after all, and you will want it to be just right. Hopefully, these tips will help you to reduce the stress and increase the excitement.
Set a Budget
Weddings can be very expensive, and costs can easily spiral out of control. Sit down with your partner and set yourselves a strict budget. Try to assign money to each area of your wedding and allow yourself a small emergency fund, just in case. When speaking to suppliers, be honest about your budget to stop yourself getting carried away.
Decide What Kind of Wedding You Want
To an extent, this will depend on your finances. But, you may be surprised to find that even on a smaller budget, you have options. If you want a stylish or glamorous wedding, New York is the perfect destination, but it’s also ideal for an intimate gathering.
If you live in New York, this is as simple as visiting a few possible locations for your ceremony and meeting with suppliers and service providers. If you are traveling in for your wedding, you might want to consider spending a week or two in New York beforehand, so you aren’t rushing to make these choices.
Chose a Location
Choosing the location of your ceremony and reception is the most important decision you will make. You need to do this first as a lot of your other choices will be affected. If you want a small wedding, consider getting married at City Hall and then having a larger party afterwards.
Other options include a hotel which allows you to have the whole day in one setting or a more traditional church ceremony. There are a lot of possibilities when it comes to wedding settings so be sure to take your time and consider all your options before committing.
Send Out Invitations
If you’ve got family and friends traveling in for your wedding, you need to give them plenty of notice. In this case, it’s fine to send your invitations 12 months before the wedding date. Alternatively, if you haven’t booked a venue yet, send a save the date card.
Fine Tune the Details
Once the big decisions are made, start looking at the details. You’ll need to find outfits for your wedding party, caterers, a cake, stationery, and a DJ or band among other things. Make a list, so you don’t forget anything.
A big part of these details is your wedding photographer as you will want the perfect photos to remember your day. Meet with some wedding photographers NY to make sure you find the perfect person to capture it all.
Remember, it’s your day. Don’t pander to what other people want from it. Listen to advice and suggestions, but at the end of the day, the choices you make must be the right ones for you and your partner. Your family and friends will understand. Good luck and have a brilliant wedding day!
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