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Groom Wedding Planning Tips Before You Say I Do

Tips to enjoy groom wedding planning before ‘I Do’.

Groom Wedding Planning Tips Before You Say I Do.

Groom wedding planning tips for the many decisions you will be making. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and loose track of the important steps in the process of planning.

1. Plan ahead is the first tip for groom wedding planning.
Booking a venue for your wedding usually happens well in advance. Often couples must book a year ahead. Having a year to organize your wedding allows you to plan ahead and be prepared.

This gives you time to search and book all of the necessary services and limits the chance of mishaps.

2. Budget.
Your wedding is an important event and there are a lot of factors that can add up to large expenses. When you begin wedding arrangements set a budget to serve as a guide throughout your planning.

Leave room in your budget for extra costs such as sales tax and gratuities. The average cost of a wedding in Canada is between $20,000 – $30,000.

3. Location, location, location.
The location of your wedding is important and often reflects the vision you have for your big day. Will you head to an exotic Caribbean destination? Or have a more traditional wedding closer to home?

The time of year may play a crucial role in your decision to have the ceremony outdoors or in a banquet hall.

The number of guests you plan to invite is also important as this will determine the amount of space needed. The location of your wedding will be the backdrop for your photos. When choosing the venue keep this in mind.

4. Food.
Work with the venue to create a dinner menu that caters to your taste and budget. To avoid any disappointments schedule a food tasting in advance. Whether you hire a caterer or the wedding venue supplies your meal meeting to determine your options will ensure your expectations are met.

5. Ask for help.
Planning a wedding is a big task. It is one of the most memorable days of your life. You will want every aspect to run smoothly. This is why it is important to ask for help.

Ordering flowers, choosing a caterer and booking a DJ is a lot of work and not possible for one person or couple to do alone. To help ease your wedding stresses be sure to include your wedding party in the planning.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen want to be involved in this celebration. Delegate duties to help with the planning. Many wedding venues have certified wedding planners or event coordinators on-staff who bring the expertise needed to make your day run seamlessly.

6. Speak up.
If there are details that are worrying you let it be known. Whether it’s the location of guest parking or the availability of coat check. Don’t hesitate to ask.

When it comes to the logistics of your wedding it is better to ask too many questions rather than not enough. Make a list of questions and break them up into categories such as décor, food and music when you meet with various vendors. And people helping you to plan.

Communicating your concerns will help you get the answers quickly to move forward with your wedding preparation.

7. Expect the unexpected.
Although you cannot control the weather there are precautions you can take leading up to your wedding day.

If your ceremony is outdoors ask the venue about tent rentals. Most places that allow for outdoor weddings will have referral information. If you are concerned about guests being late to the ceremony add an extra 20 minutes into the schedule.

Being prepared for problems ahead of time will lessen the possibility they will happen.

8. Stay true to you.
The bigger the wedding the more people involved. With more people come more opinions. It can become difficult to stick to your original ideas for venue décor, floral arrangements and tuxedos.

Be sure to remember that this is your day. Working with an event coordinator can help to stay true to how you want your wedding day to be. Many wedding venues will have staff to help with the planning.

9. A picture is worth a thousand words.
The day of your wedding will be a whirlwind of activity. At times it may be hard to take it all in.

Thankfully your wedding photos and video will capture those missed moments. So hiring a photographer and a videographer are important decisions.

Many wedding venues can provide referrals to photographers and videographers. Talk to who you book so they understand your expectations.

10. Live in the moment.
From the engagement to the last dance remember to enjoy every moment of your wedding. The time goes by so quickly and before you know it will be over.

Don’t sweat the small details. The Best Man’s speech mishap will become a funny story. In 10 years you will not remember that the bows were not perfect on the bombonierres.

Remember the most important part of the day is you and your significant other.

Some people may feel that planning a wedding takes the romance out of the event. But as Gloria Steinem once said “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming after all is a form of planning.”

Source. Bayview Golf & Country Club, Toronto Canada. Visit www.bayviewclub.com.

Photo www.tomasRamos.com

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