The first step for most is to find the perfect venue, but before touring venues, it is important to consider your guest list. This will make the search much easier for you as most venues have a maximum occupancy – you want ample space for your guests.
Vendors are a great tool! From photographers to florists, you will be using vendors to make your wedding day unforgettable. They are experienced and know the business; use them as leads to recommend other vendors.
Keep a binder with all of your wedding plans inside – notes, ideas, pictures, correspondences, etc. This will keep everything neat and keep you on track as there are A LOT of moving parts. It is also a great resource to have when meeting with vendors to ensure everyone knows your aesthetic.
Do things in order, one by one! Do not let it overwhelm you; it is supposed to be a fun and memorable journey, not a stressful one. Enlist in your wedding party and family members to assist you with tasks. Remember that you’re not in this alone!
You should feel comfortable exploring what it is you really want and your vendors and coordinator(s) are your most-trusted experts there to help guide you. They will know exactly what will work for your space and within your budget. No question is silly!
We hope you find these tips to be helpful and wish you all the best throughout the planning process!
If you're in the area this Sunday, stop by our 11th Annual Bridal show held at our Inn and Veraisons Restaurant to experience the unique charm of our venue overlooking Seneca Lake from 12-3pm.