Presentation on theme: "You said, “I do!” Now what? The 5 W’s & 1 H of Wedding Planning."— Presentation transcript:
You said, “I do!” Now what? The 5 W’s & 1 H of Wedding Planning
Copyright 2013 by Brooke Williams All rights reserved. Published by a soon-to-be bride. No form of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. First edition 2013 ISBN:03-29-14 C
Local or destination wedding? Single venue for ceremony and reception site? Indoors or outdoors? Ensure exclusive use of your venue for your event. Simplify by exploring venues that offer vendor packages. If outside, make sure your venue offers a rain back up plan. Settle on the where Questions to Consider: Tips:
My where: The Carl House 1176 Atlanta Hwy Auburn, GA 30011
Availability? Time needed to plan & prepare? Afternoon or evening wedding? Seasonal preferences? 12-10 months before: reserve venue and officiant; write up the guest list 8-6 months before: hire support people; order invitations; pick out wedding attire; book the honeymoon 4-2 months before: plan the rehearsal dinner; shop for wedding bands; mail out invitations Finalize the when Questions to Consider: Timeline Recommendations
“Pick close, supportive people who will make your life easier” (Tips from the Carl House). Don’t feel pressured to include everyone. Wedding Planner Officiant Caterer Florist Band/DJ Photographer Remember who matters Who to Include/Invite: Who to Book:
Glamorous Elegant Modern Vintage Classic Chic Country What best suits your personalities? What mood are you looking to create (formal or informal)? Select what your theme/color scheme will be Possible Themes: Helpful Advice to Consider: My preference: classic with a twist
Don’t lose sight of the why Ultimately remember, the wedding is just ONE day. You’re celebrating and working towards a life-long commitment.
Consult close family and friends who have married recently, are in the wedding business, or can dedicate their time. Browse Pinterest, magazines, wedding planner books, and wedding blogs for inspiration. Simplify the how Use Your Resources:
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Bradley Wilson proposed to me on October 12, 2013. We are in the process of planning our wedding for March 29, 2014.