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Experts Choice: 10 Professional Wedding Planning Tips You Need to Know (Part 1)

09 November 2021

Here are 10 expert wedding arranging tips you need to know.

  1. Guests Come First

Figure out the rough number of guests you’dlike to invite. Must haves and Nice to haves. This will help to set your budget for your venue and catering. It’s 2021 going into 2022 – so density quotients and vax status will also be a limiting factor. Talk to your vendors EARLY about the implications.


  1. Examine Wedding Blackout Dates

Look at the calendar: is your preferred wedding date one that coincides with the Grand Prix, the races, the Grand Final? Will access to your chosen venue clash with the Marathon – or another nearby occasion that could influence traffic and hotel access?


  1. Pay attention to Mother Nature

Hey – it’s Victoria. It’s not like you won’t be prepared for some variability. Think of contingencies for cover on hot days (you can’t leave elderly guest out in the sun), and always a plan B should the weather bring rain in outdoor settings. And don’t forget the Aerogard.


  1. Look at Your Credit

Can you get booking with point? Weddings often involve big purchases, so it might be a good chance to use rewards programs. Set a limit though, and control what you spend.


  1. Referrals lead to good business

Allow one vendor to lead you to another. For example your photographer can let you know which florist’s blossoms truly pop, and your venue should let you know which DJ reliably packs the dance floor.


  1. Ease up Your List

The simplest way of managing your wedding financial plan? Cut your list of people to attend. Keep in mind, a big part of your wedding costs goes to your visitors.


  1. Make a Meal Arrangement

Take care of your big day team. Ensure you’re knowwhat meal your vendors get. No one wanting to make you look great and have a great time wants to work on an empty stomach.


  1. Get Organised

Keep track of agreements, quotes and invoices. Put everything in a binder along with notes you make during meetings, and your inspirations and ideas from magazines you need sellers to see.


  1. Leave Some Room in Your Wallet

You’ll see some variations on this, but roughly people spend: 48 to 50 per cent to the venue; 8 to 10 per cent for flowers; 8 to 10 per cent for clothing; 8 to 10 per cent for music; 10 to 12 per cent for photograph/video; 2 to 3 per cent for the invitation; 2 to 3 per cent for celebrant; and 8 per cent for a wedding coordinator and other costs.


  1. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

Your wedding vendor ought to be your go-to, most-believed specialists during the planning.It’s their job. When working with them, you should go ahead work out what it is you need— cocktail party vs sit down meal etc.