Make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch. Here is a quick wedding how-to from an expert wedding planner:
Set Your Budget Before You Hire Anyone
A significant factor that will determine the majority of your wedding choices is your budget. Take a good hard look at what you can spend. Discuss this with your partner, so everyone understands what kind of numbers you are working with and then stick to it.
Once you determine your budget, find vendors who can work within your numbers, not the other way around. Knowing your budget will also help you decide whether you can afford certain services or vendors and how much you have to spend on each item. Be sure to include extras like tipping the servers, taxes, bridal party gifts and beauty treatments.
Start Your Planning Early
It is never too early to start planning your wedding. And remember, lists, lists, lists are your friends. By starting early, you can take your time to prepare for everything, and by booking venues, bus rentals and caterers ahead of time, you are more likely to get what you want and get the best price.
Discuss Your Priorities and Stick to Them
Talk with your partner about what is essential for you to have at your wedding. This prioritizing helps in decision making later on when the budget gets tight (and it will). If you absolutely need gorgeous professional photos of every moment, make sure you prioritize this in your budget and set aside a little extra.
If it is a priority to have your wedding at a particular venue, make sure you book it ahead of time and set aside that amount in your budget. Knowing your priorities off the top will help you make sure you get the things you want and don’t waste attention and energy on things that aren’t important to you.
4. Find a Caterer That Understands Your Needs
When booking wedding catering services for your wedding, make sure you find one that understands what you want for your wedding. If you want a cocktail-style reception, don’t hire someone who can only do a sit-down buffet. Be upfront about what you want, including your taste in food and dietary requirements, and make sure your caterer for your wedding planning Toronto understands your needs.
5. Get Your Wedding Party to the Ceremony on Time
There’s nothing that makes a bride or groom-to-be’s heart race faster than a wedding party late for the ceremony. Make sure your party is there on time and have fun while they get there and hire a charter bus. Think of a Toronto wedding bus rental like a limo service, but with more room. The bus will pick your wedding party up at their home or hotel, and drop them at the ceremony on time.
You can also keep the party going after the ceremony, while you take wedding photos. Don’t risk losing people along the way who have to drive their own vehicles, bring everyone together all in one group on the bus. Bring along snacks and drinks for the ride and make sure everyone has a great time.
6. Help Your Guests Arrive in Style
You may have thought about a limo service for your wedding party, but what about your guests? A wedding bus rental can transport your guests before and after the wedding. Especially if your reception is in a different location from your ceremony or you have a lot of out of town guests a bus service takes the worry and hassle out of travel.
A charter bus can pick up your guests from a central hotel and bring them back at afterwards. Hiring a charter wedding bus will make sure all of your guests arrive at the wedding on time and gets them home safe at the end of the night.