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There are a lot of steps involved in planning a big wedding and reception. The industry standard is about 12 to 18 months, depending on the size of celebration. Organization is key to successful Swansea wedding reception planning, but it also helps to find the right premier wedding venue for your special day. So whether you have the full 18 months to plan the perfect wedding or if you are on a tighter schedule, your best bet is to start by finding the best South Coast reception hall right away.
In the northeastern region, there definitely is a wedding season. While couples do get married at all times of the year, there are more weddings in the spring and early summer months than in the fall and winter. If you want a spring or summer wedding, it pays to reserve space at a local banquet facility as soon as possible. Schedule a tour of Venus de Milo so you can secure the venue for your South Coast wedding.
First Things First
Start your wedding planning by booking the venue. Once you have the South Coast reception hall nailed down, everything else will start to fall in place. The on-site event coordinator can help you tie up all of the details at the banquet facility. If you need assistance with planning the rest of the wedding, consider hiring a wedding planner. While not everyone can afford to hire a full-time planner, there are often options for specific planning duties that require professional help. Speak with the venue about recommendations for wedding planners and other vendors who can help you plan the wedding of your dreams.
Other things that need to be done as soon as possible include:
- working with the caterer to choose a menu
- booking a wedding planner/coordinator
- hiring a wedding photographer and videographer
- auditioning and hiring wedding entertainers (DJs, live bands, musicians, etc.)
- shopping for and purchasing the wedding gown
- buying the wedding rings
- selecting an overall theme and color scheme for the wedding
Things to Consider
You might need more time for planning a wedding if you became engaged during the peak engagement season. When is that? Between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day is the most popular time of year to become engaged. As a result, many of these couples choose to book their weddings around the same time. Even if you don’t want a spring or summer wedding, with many people becoming engaged in February, even if quite a few want fall or winter weddings, that means that there will be competition for the premier wedding venue of your dreams. Swansea wedding reception planning needs to start as soon as possible to avoid date conflicts and issues regarding venue availability.
Your career might also determine when you can get married. For example, teachers might want to get married and take a honeymoon during summer vacation. Accountants will likely want to avoid not just tax season, but quarterly deadlines for business and self-employment tax dates. Some couples just prefer one season over another. If you get engaged around the holidays and want a fall wedding, the choice is to get married that fall or wait more than a year to get married the next year. Many won’t want to wait that long. As a result, instead of having 12 to 18 months to plan a wedding, these individuals might need to push the date up to 6 to 8 months instead, increasing demand during certain times of the year.
The primary reason that many industry experts recommend waiting 12 to 18 months for wedding planning is to make it more affordable. If you are planning a wedding in six months or less, you won’t be able to get the best prices or deals. Everything from the South Coast reception hall venue to the catering vendor, photographer, and cake baker might cost more because it is a “rush” situation. Having more time also provides couples with more time to come up with the cash they need to fulfill their wedding dreams. It also helps couples to be more organized and reduce the chance that they might overlook important features and elements that matter to them.
Get Started – Schedule a Tour
Whether you are getting married six months or a year-and-a-half from now, schedule a tour of our banquet facility right away. Our on-site event staff can help you with your Swansea wedding reception planning at our premier wedding venue. Our South Coast reception hall has all of the space and amenities that you need to plan the perfect wedding. Give us a call at 508-678-3901 and schedule a tour of our venue. The sooner you can start planning your wedding, the better.