Wedding planning can turn into months of obsessing over endless details, stressful deadlines, family drama and enough to make you want to elope. Your perfect day can be planned in 30 days or less, and we will prove it!
Week 1: Set the date, budget, guest list, and style.
Since the average wedding cost $29,000 in 2012, keep in mind that the larger the guest list, the closer you get to that number. The average wedding guest list is @140 people.
What style suites your taste? Will you go for the big formal, a dressy cocktail party, or a more laid back party celebration?
In setting the date, keep in mind that you can literally save THOUSANDS, by booking your reception on a Friday or Sunday. Call venues, check availability and book your date. Don't forget to think outside the box, and check with restaurants that have large enough private areas for your reception.
Week 2: Set up Registries, Create a Wedding Website, and order invitations.
Pick where you want to be registered, and we recommend creating a Wedding Website with a service like "The Knot". Once you have the site, you can easily link the registries with the site for quick and easy way for guest to find out where you are registered.
Now that you have your registries and Wedding Website, order your invitations, and be sure to include the information as to the site, so that your guests know where to go to for more information.
Week 3: Vendors Week
This will be the toughest week of tasks. You will need your DJ, Photographer, Cake Baker, Florist, transportation, and Videographer. Visit websites, get quotes, and do yourself a favor by asking each vendor for suggestions for other services. We know who does a great job, and who is in your budget. Old School Entertainment offers packages with select partners who we know will do a great job, and can refer you to other vendors that we know offer great service and value. This can save you time and money.
Week 4: Find a Wedding Gown, Tuxes, and Bridesmaid Attire:
Bridal salons host sample sales all the time where if you’re lucky, you could buy and take a designer gown home with you same-day. Or, check out any number of popular ready-to-wear stores that are now carrying wedding-worthy white dresses. There’s BHLDN with dreamy vintage-style dresses, Ann Taylor for classic and simple silhouettes, and even Nordstrom for the variety factor to name a few.
For the men, I have 2 words... Men's Warehouse.
Now.... Relax and enjoy the fact that you are headed toward the happiest day of your life knowing that everything is in place.