Wedding planning is no picnic. Whether you’re planning a local or destination wedding. Here are 3 easy steps on How To Plan Ahead For Your Chicago Wedding.
How To Plan Ahead For Your Chicago Wedding
Planning a wedding can be stressful. Because it’s such an extracurricular activity.
Planning a wedding long distance can be even more difficult. Jennifer planned her Chicago wedding from the great state of New York. It wasn’t easy. But with these three steps she got it done. And with time to spare.
There’s a lot you can do online.
This is where all your research begins. But before you sign on the dotted line you’ve got to be sure. And knowing how you make decisions is key. Are you comfortable with just visiting a vendor website? Do you find it helpful to read positive reviews? Is there something you’re shopping for that you need to experience in person? Knowing your shopping decision making style will make it easier for you to choose.
2. Stay Involved.
Once you begin making contacts don’t let the momentum slip away. When I got married we wanted to use the same photographer that I recommended for a friends wedding we attended. She wasn’t available! Luckily I had another favorite. But if you wait too long, get involved with other activities, you might miss out. It’s also a strong indicator to move on if a vendor that you reached out to doesn’t stay in touch. This could be a friendly email or call to check in and see how your process is going. Ask questions and see how quickly you get a response (and if the response answers your questions directly).
3. Plan Ahead.
This makes a lot of sense. But if you stop stay involved and you lose your momentum you won’t be checking off items on your to do list. So how do you keep proactive? Delegating helps. You have a team in your family and friends that you can choose from wisely to assist. You can also use the vendors you trust as sounding blocks. And failing all that, you can go back to tip #1 which is scanning the internet for clues and advice.
Mistakes To Avoid
- There are some mistakes you can’t afford to make. One of them is choosing a venue too small for the amount of guests on your list. Know your list before you book a venue and find out you have to cancel to get a better sized location.
- Have a vendor you absolutely love, and can’t live without? Check their availability before you lock in your date with other vendors and your location.
- Budget and then pick your most important items first.
A Great Planning Resource
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