Wedding Planning During a Boom
Whether you just got engaged or are planning on a postponed timeline, you might find yourself planning during one of the largest wedding booms in history. After a period of postponed wedding days and downsized events, there is a mad rush to the altar that is making us all plan a little differently. We surveyed the wedding industry, and here is what you need to know about wedding planning during a boom.
The Wedding Venue
Restrictions are lifted and vaccines are possible, opening the doors to the wedding venue. Since the wedding venue is usually the very first item on the checklist, venues are experiencing mass bookings for indoor and outdoor ceremonies. According to wedding planners, you must book your venue earlier in the wedding planning process. While the normal timeline for booking the venue is about a year prior to your wedding day, the current climate for wedding planning suggests that you book much earlier.
Wedding Planning with Vendors
The current wedding boom is rewriting the wedding planning timeline. On a normal timeline with normal trends, you would begin building your team of vendors within a month or two of booking your venue. It might not make sense to book your cake designer two and a half years in advance; however, you cannot follow the same timeline for booking vendors and expect to see your date available when you are ready to book. This will place you in a position where you are booking vendors based on their availability, rather than talent.
So much is invested in the process of planning for one magical celebration that only lasts a day. The wedding photography will capture all its beauty and keep the memory of it vivid. Envision your wedding day and think about how you want to remember those moments for all the years that follow. Since wedding photography is such an important element that can only be created by an artist, it holds a much earlier position on the wedding planning timeline. It can be challenging to secure your date on the calendar of a popular artist; therefore, book the wedding photography as early as possible.
Catering on the Wedding Planning Timeline
There is not a wedding planner that would disagree with the importance of your wedding catering. This is an element that will make or break your wedding day. The current wedding boom creates a much earlier place on the wedding planning timeline for the catering. Quality catering companies with a reputation will fill their calendars quickly. Do not hesitate to explore tastings, discover service styles and plan your catering experience.
Wedding entertainment will always reflect the personality and style of the couple getting married. A live band and a DJ might play the same playlist, but each will create a very different experience. Do not hesitate to begin thinking about your wedding entertainment. Take your time to interview and find the artist that is right for your event. Since the entertainment relies upon the talent of an artist during a competitive wedding boom, book your entertainment early. You might book a DJ a year in advance, but to secure a popular live band, you may need to book two years in advance.
Crystal Ballroom on the Lake
Crystal Ballroom on the Lake is an all-inclusive wedding venue with professional wedding designers and planners to create your dream wedding. Beyond making the picturesque venue and elegant designs affordable, Crystal Ballroom offers additional day of event coordinator services to make every wedding a happily ever after memory. Every wedding package includes all of the furnishings, décor, bartender services, banquet staff and an in-house design team to decorate the entire ceremony space and reception ballroom. Contact Crystal Ballroom on the Lake to begin planning your fairy tale.