8 Wedding Planning Tips for Newly Engaged Couples in 2023
So, you’re engaged! Congratulations! With so much to do to plan for the big day, you may be thinking…what now? It’s never too early to start planning and our team at The Drexelbrook has these top wedding planning tips to help ensure your special day is the fairytale you’ve been dreaming of!
Set a Budget & Guest List
We suggest that you set a budget and guest list first. This will help you determine how much you can spend on food, drink, decorations, and entertainment. It will also help you narrow down your guest list.
Decide on the Wedding Date
There are many factors to consider when choosing your perfect wedding date, from the seasons to the availability of your venues and vendors. Most importantly, you want to choose a date that will be special and memorable for you and your future spouse.
Choose your Wedding party
Your wedding party is comprised of close friends and family who will be there to cheer you on and help you through the entire planning process. Your bridesmaids or groomsmen should be people who you know will be supportive and who you know will be by your side to help you on your special day.
Start Looking for a Venue
Starting to look for a venue for your event can be overwhelming, but for this top wedding planning tip, the team at The Drexelbrook is here to help! The size of the venue you’ll need will depend greatly on the number of attendees you’re expecting. The Drexelbrook has several beautiful room options to accommodate both large and small guest lists. We also have a luxurious onsite Holiday Inn & Suites for convenient overnight accommodations and Streetlight Kitchen & Bar for your afterparty and farewell brunch.
Send Out “Save the Date” Cards
Save the date cards are an excellent way to let your guests know when your wedding will be, and they give people plenty of time to plan ahead for the occasion. When you’re ready to start sending out save the date cards, make sure to choose a design that reflects your wedding style & choose the right wording for your cards. Once all that is decided you can send them out right away, the sooner the better!
Book your Photographer & Videographer
It’s important to book your photographer and videographer early to ensure you get the dates you want. It is recommended to book at least 3-6 months in advance, especially if you’re getting married during a popular time of year.
When you’re ready to book, be sure to ask your photographer or videographer for:
- Their availability for your wedding date
- A portfolio of their work
- References from past clients
- Their prices and package options
The Drexelbrook has taken great care to recommend other Philadelphia area Event Professionals who we feel share the same commitment to excellence that we do. You can find that list here.
Don’t Forget the Details
The big day is finally here! You’ve spent months going through wedding planning tips and preparing for your celebration, and now it’s finally time to get married! Before you walk down the aisle, there are just a few more finishing touches to take care of.
Take the time to double-check the seating chart to make sure everything is in order. Confirm that the DJ or band has your playlist ready to go. Give the photographer a list of must-have shots. If any part of your wedding day is outdoors, don’t forget to have a backup plan for bad weather! A little bit of planning and attention to detail will go a long way on your wedding day. By taking care of the small things, you can relax and enjoy the day knowing that everything is under control.
Relax & Enjoy your Wedding Day!
Following these top wedding planning tips are sure to help make planning your wedding day a breeze.
Congratulations & Happy Planning!
Let us help you start planning your big day & contact a Drexelbrook Wedding Representative right now.