Newly Engaged? Congratulations!! Here are some tips for planning a wedding with how things are in the wedding world right now! :)
<12.5.21- This popular blog got a bit of a refresh as we head into the 2022 season! Not much has changed but with how busy 2022 is looking (yes, busier than 2021... whoa!) I thought it would be helpful to give couples more helpful information as they start to plan their special day! We are busier than ever with new inquires right now so I know people need some free planning advice as they navigate the wedding works so I hope this helps! Cheers! ~Tiffany >
Did you recently say yes to marrying your best friend?!? Congratulations!!
Raise your hand if you are ready to have something to celebrate- I know we are! Pop the champagne, post a picture on social media and celebrate! This is exciting!
Next step- plan the wedding! Some of you have been dreaming of this since you were little but for many others this is foreign territory. It's ok. We are here to help! (Have I ever mentioned that I owned a wedding & event planning business for a LONG time before opening Bradstreet Farm?! Yes, so I have a lots of knowledge in this subject. More on that later)
But for now, let's talk about how to plan a wedding in world we are living in. Wedding planning right now for the most part is the same as it always has been and always will be- find the person, then the place where you want to say I do and pick a date! Voila! Easy enough, right? Pretty much!
Well, may be a bit harder to find the place and the date right now so I thought I would write a quick blog to help you understand what is going on and get a game plan going to help you find your dream wedding venue! This is full of great ideas so stay with me.
Here is what is going on in the wedding world right now...
So, when you talk to a venue and they tell you they don't have a lot of dates left - they are not trying to be pushy and salesy- legit dates are moving QUICK! Like Cabbage Patch Dolls at Christmas in the 80's- QUICK.
So what do you do? How do you make a decision about a venue without feeling rushed and overwhelmed?
Here are my tips to help ease the stress, keep you organized and help you find your dream wedding venue!
These are things you need to do BEFORE you even reach out to a single wedding venue!!
I know it seems fast but once you have toured, you may need to make a decision quickly if you have a specific time of year in mind. We often book a new wedding every day. We only host 1 wedding or event a day and are closed over the winter, so that is a lot of us in one day to book! That is just how fast dates are being scooped up.
But here is the silver lining to booking a venue and a date quickly- you have your wedding venue!! YAY!! You will need to book your vendors sooner than later right after you secure your venue but if you work with a venue like ours that have vendors who are guaranteed to be available on your day ( email me to find out how that coolness happens), you can book the others and then take a break for a minute before securing the rest! Our 2022 clients can really take a breath after they secure their vendors and enjoy the engagement too!
Have I told you yet that you are actually supposed to enjoy the engagement too?? For real, you are! So take this advice, follow what I say and you just might find yourself enjoying everything about this whole wedding planning process!
This is the fun stuff guys, I promise! Enjoy it!
Thanks for reading and hope this helps!
~Tiffany J. Learned
Guardian of the Venue as one of our 2019 clients called me.
(I am a secret Marvel geek so I took that as a HUGE compliment. Pretty much made my year.)