(made simple and easy)
Hi, friends! Today, I am going to introduce you to the girl behind the tips for this special blog post!
These steps were created by Taryn Blake Events – Taryn is a badass wedding planner that has served 250+ weddings. Taryn has been recognized on Forbes, and has won countless rewards from top notch bridal companies like The Knot. So if you plan on reading any tips on Pinterest, or blogs, it should be this one! These are the first 4 steps when planning a wedding, that will be vital to read.
1.+ 2. DETERMINE BUDGET + GUEST COUNT
That’s right, the first and second steps are a combo deal. Your guest count and budget pretty much got engaged the exact minute you did – because from here on out, they’ll make every decision together. In the simplest explanation, usually the higher the guest count, the higher the budget! You’ll need a larger venue, more rentals, more food, and more alcohol (cha-ching!). Always think of these two as a package deal, because they’re the items that create ripples of influence over other wedding decisions.
3. NARROW YOUR DESIGN EXPECTATION VS (PINTEREST) REALITY
Pinterest… the tangled web of lies you weave. Styled shoots, editorial images, celebrity weddings, staged photos…. Don’t get me wrong, I love Pinterest. It’s full of inspiration and trends and can get your wheels turning on some super cool inspiration. But those inspiration pics should come with a price tag and how-to instructions. You fall in love with the vision and you’ve put a lot of work into curating the perfect boards – which is the expectation of what your wedding will look like. The reality is it needs to fit your budget and be executed flawlessly by your vendor team.
Pretty much counterintuitive to everything you’ve ever heard, wedding planning shouldn’t be leisurely drawn out over the span of two years. It’s a mix of sprints and water breaks. Here’s why: The great venues and vendors book fast and typically a year in advance. You’ve gotta move fast up front, enjoy a break in the middle, and crank it back up at the finish line!
IS YOUR MIND BLOWN WITH THESE FIRST 4 STEPS WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING?
If you want to learn more about Taryn or her amazing services, check out her website – HERE.
To read more educational advice, like tips for planning your wedding ceremony, check them out HERE!