Discuss with your partner your vision for your day; style must haves, things you don’t want – build up a picture of what your day will look like for the two of you, take into account the $$ you have to work with.
1. Venue Search
Based on location and setting; indoor and outdoor options, all in one or ceremony and reception options. Make your decision on date and place for your wedding day.
2. Celebrant Search
Ask friends and family, do your research online, set up meetings; decide based on a personal interview which celebrant is right for you. (This is an important search as this person is going to set the tone for your ceremony and hence the day).
3. Photographer Search
Look at photographer styles; do your research online, set up meetings – decide again based on both look of photos and connection with the photographer. (You will spend a lot of time with your photographer on the day so it is vital that you have a strong rapport with them).
4. MC Search
This person is going to steer the ship from start to finish so it is vital that you choose someone who is able to connect well with your audience, and has the ability to communicate with your suppliers and venue to ensure that everything goes according to plan. You could select a professional to do this – often celebrants and DJs are also MCs. If you have a friend or family member in mind who is comfortable taking on this important role then this makes your decision an easy one.
With the selections above, make sure they are all aware of your vision and have a clear picture of your ‘ideal wedding day’. Once the above decisions are set in concrete you can feel rest assured that the vital components, in order to make your day happen, have been ticked in the planning process.