St. Paul Wedding Planning Information
Getting married these days requires an astounding amount of planning, research, patience, and typically a good amount of money. When you're first beginning to plan your big day, the list of things you'll need to account for can be a rather intimidating prospect. Well, we've seen a lot of weddings in our day so we've decided to put our collective knowledge together in order to assist you in the beginning phases of your wedding planning!
The first thing you're going to want to do is prioritize what you think is the most important of these two factors. The location or, the time of year. If your favored location is most important to you, you will want to ensure that your date is flexible so that the venue you pick can fit you into their schedule. However, if you're wanting to get married at a certain time of year... Commonly spring or autumn... you'll want to be sure that your location is somewhat malleable so that you can ensure that your nuptials are taking place during the time of year you most prefer.
Once you have the date and your respective venues picked out, you'll want to move on down this list to pick out the vendors and decor that suits your personalities the best! If you have chosen a venue that has a reception hall and also provides food, your job just got a lot easier. However, be sure that you do account for both the ceremony and the reception when first picking out your spot. Also worth consideration in choosing a venue is whether or not they provide decor for your tables. If they do not provide table centerpieces and other decoration based niceties like that, you will definitely want to be clear on whether or not they will set up what you provide. This will allow you the information to provide people ample time and ability to set it up for you. All venues are different, so it's something you definitely want to ask. Once you have all of the accommodations in place, it's time to start choosing your preferred form of entertainment. Do you prefer a live band? Or, would you like a more commonly utilized entertainment source in a Deejay? There are benefits to each, and there is no right or wrong choice! If you do go with a band, you will want to be sure that they're also prepared to Emcee the event. This may seem obvious as most wedding bands do this, but it simply never hurts to ask and be sure.
Then you're going to want to pick out which florist you'd like to provide the flowers for your bouquet, the wedding party, and the ceremony and reception locations. If you have your heart set on a certain flower being the focus of your decor, you want to take into account whether or not it is in season during the time-frame your wedding will be held. If you are hoping for out of season flowers, be prepared to spend a good amount more. A good florist will be able to guide and advise you on the best balance of beauty and affordability.
We've touched on food, but, what you serve for your reception dinner is an important factor in your decision. The venue you will choose typically will have catering in place. If you've chosen a park or outdoor venue however, there might be a need to find a caterer. You will need to provide an estimate on how many people you expect to attend, as most venues and catering companies do charge "by the plate". This is true whether or not you're having a plated dinner, or a buffet style. In the end, you're going to want to choose between affordability and what best suits your tastes. Be sure, if you plan on having an open bar, to find out if your food provider also has a liquor license, and the ability to bartend your celebration. If not, then this will be one more aspect of your day that you will need to coordinate.
Along the same ilk as the preceding paragraph, you're going to need a cake, or cupcakes or something along these lines. Unless you are choosing to go against the standard tradition of "cutting the cake" during your reception. Typically, wedding cakes are a balance between great taste and beautiful (sometimes extravagant) decoration. If taste is your primary concern, you will likely go with the buttercream frosting. However, if elaborate designs is more to your style, your baker will definitely need to use a fondant frosting which is of a much firmer and more sugary consistency.
Next, and perhaps one of the most important aspects of your day is how and who you choose to document your special occasion. Most people choose a photographer, and more and more these days they are adding a videographer as well. Whichever you choose, you are going to want to be sure you love both their style and their personality. Photographers and videographers do not come cheap, unless you go for an inexperienced photographer getting started in the industry. Whichever you choose, be sure you get a strong feel for how they operate, and whether or not their style is one that you love. Your pictures will be with you for the rest of your life, and will typically live on for generations. When it's all said and done, the photographs are typically what lives on long after the cake has been eaten and the flowers have wilted.
Last but not least in the general list of what you'll need to account for in beginning your wedding preparation, is who will be the officiant. If you're getting married in a church, this will be a part of the package... generally speaking. However, if you're getting married in an off location somewhere, you will need to find an officiant legally recognized by the state to perform your union. Similar to the photographer, you are definitely going to want to be sure that your respective personalities, and in this case beliefs mesh well together.
Transportation is also very important. If you desire the most stress free means of getting you and your bridal party around on your big day, we invite you to give us a call! Limo St Paul are experts when it comes to providing the highest level of customer service, and some of the most spectacular vehicles in the region. If you want to get in touch with us, don't wait for a moment, and contact us today!