A wedding is one of the most important days in any couple’s lives.
Planning your own wedding can sometimes feel overwhelming and stressful, but not in Byron Bay! “Slow down and chill out” is the mantra in the Bay.
“I have listed partners that I have worked with that could help you, these are all partners that work well in Byron for weddings. I have also created these stress-free tips to help you make planning your wedding more enjoyable”
1) Set a budget, and stick to it
Make a budget and stick to it. If you think you may have “wish list” items that will pop up closer to the time of the wedding, add those items in with your set budget from the very beginning. Prioritise the big spend items and must-have items first on your budget, knowing that those have to be paid for, as opposed to “wish list” items that can get cut at anytime.
2) Create a timeline
Besides the budget, a timeline is pivotal, venues, photographers and florists can get booked out really early and so map out due dates on a calendar. Make sure have ample time to plan and insert orders that can take more time than others.
3) Sweat the big stuff
Once you have planned out the budget and timeline of the wedding, agree the size of the wedding, create a guest list and stick to it. Then you can move on to selecting a venue, wedding date and theme. Meet with venue owners, get a list of what they provide and do not provide on the day of the wedding, get a quote. I know the spaces I have recommended are all exemplary as venue partners.
4) Partners and not suppliers
Be diligent when hiring people. It’s important to set up meetings with people and make sure your contacts feel like an extension of you from the very get-go. Together, we should all be creating one master experience for the bride, groom, and wedding guests.
5) Soak It all in
Most couples forget to take a few minutes and look around the room once everything is all planned and in motion. Take a few minutes to relax, and enjoy the accomplishment of planning an emotional and fun-filled memory in your lives. Smile. You have created all of this love.