Tips to Get the Most Out of Wedding Planning Despite the Holiday Bustle

Dec 14 2018

Tips to Get the Most Out of Wedding Planning Despite the Holiday Bustle

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Whether you’re newly engaged or in the throes of your wedding planning, staying on top of the planning process is tough during the holidays. Presents to buy, parties to juggle, and events to arrange all come together to create one hectic and chaotic season. The idea of trying to plan a wedding in the middle of all of that can be daunting, to say the least.

Take a deep breath. You got this. Mixing in your wedding planning with the holiday season doesn’t have to be intimidating, it can even provide some great benefits! We’ve collected some tips to help you get the most out of the most wonderful time of the year.

 

 

Get Started Early

Your time during the holiday season is going to be jam-packed with activities, and your schedule is only going to get busier as the end of the year draws near. However, don’t put off making those big wedding decisions until it’s too late. Generally, the holidays are the most common time to get engaged. This means the longer you wait, the more couples you will be battling for the best vendors, and you don’t want to end up with your second choice just because you didn’t get going quick enough. Do yourself a favor and get the big decisions out of the way as early as possible—your date, venue, photographer, and whatever else weighs on your mind. Make the big decisions, so that you can relax and enjoy the rest of the holiday festivities knowing that the most important things for your wedding day are already taken care of.

 

 

Schedule, Schedule, Schedule

 

Use Your Time Wisely

 

Holiday festivities mean you and your loved ones will probably have some extra time off work and that lots of stores and businesses will have extended hours for the holidays. Use this to your advantage! Schedule tours of potential venues like NOAH’S, or visit vendors to see their work in person. In the future, you may not always have the chance to look at these things together, so make those key decisions now.

 

Make a Schedule and Hold Yourself To It

 

Make yourself a list of the things you want to accomplish before the new year, and schedule out time to get them done. Giving yourself a specific schedule will allow you to get everything done while not missing out on any of the events that make the holidays so important.

 

 

Take Advantage of Holiday Get-Togethers

 

Chat With Loved Ones

 

The holidays tend to mean gatherings with all of the most important people in your life. In the article, “Here’s How to Fit Wedding Planning Into Your Busy Holiday Schedule” from Brides.com, they suggest taking advantage of this. These get-togethers are a great opportunity to see loved ones that you may not see in person very often and chat with them about your upcoming nuptials. They can help you narrow down important decisions, and it’s a great opportunity to get everyone on the same page.

 

Scope Out For Your Wedding

 

Similarly, treat these holiday parties as a chance to scope out options for your big day. Should uncle Joe and cousin Betty probably not sit next to each other to avoid family drama? You now have some insight into your seating plan. Do you love the triple chocolate cupcakes being served? Maybe the same restaurant can cater them at your wedding! Is the event venue your family booked this year much more elegant and comfortable than your Aunt’s basement from last year? Perhaps you’ve found the venue for your big day! Large gatherings will give you the opportunity to scope things out in person without being forced to imagine it from a picture or a computer screen. Even better, if there is a venue that you are considering, take it for a test run for your holiday party! Here at NOAH’S, we offer lower prices for weekday bookings. This is your chance to simplify and elevate your party while also getting accustomed to the space at a lower rate.

 

 

Manage Your Money

 

Many of your big wedding purchases will require some kind of money from you upfront, be it in the form of a down payment or a reservation fee. It may be tempting to put off making those purchases until after the holidays are over. However, that could be a big mistake!

 

Make the Big Purchases First

 

By putting the big, important things for your wedding day first, you can be sure that you are getting the things that you really want. If you wait until after the holidays, your wallet will be feeling the squeeze from all the gift giving and holiday shopping, and your budget will be even smaller when it comes time to make these big wedding decisions. You don’t want to end up with less-than-ideal options simply because you didn’t manage your money right from the beginning. Put the most important things first and that can help you keep yourself on track for your other
holiday expenses.

 

Save Money on Gift Giving

 

If you are still worried about making so many big purchases at once, find places to save money on your gift giving! Consider homemade presents instead of buying something from the store. A plate of cookies can be way more affordable, and way more enjoyable, than yet another crockpot or toaster. Making your own gifts can also allow you to add a personal touch!

 

If you aren’t a DIY-er, consider hunting down sales. Chances are you can buy that item online for cheaper than in the store, and places like Amazon will even wrap and ship it for you, saving you both time and money. Not an online shopper? Try buying your presents in bulk! This allows you to put off time spent worrying over specific presents for each person and funnel that time and money saved back to your wedding. There are lots of options for saving money while still giving great gifts to the ones you love during the holidays.

 

Ask for Money

 

Finally, when it’s your turn to be on the receiving end of gift exchanges, ask friends and family for money for your wedding fund. I get it, asking for money can be awkward, but just be honest! The people around you know that you have a big, important event coming up. Don’t be afraid to go to them and say, “we would love contributions to help make the biggest day of our lives as magical as possible.” Chances are your loved ones will be happy to support you!

 

 

Making big strides in planning your wedding during the holiday season is not only possible but a great idea! By following these simple steps, you can start the new year off right, knowing that the biggest details of your wedding have been taken care of, and it’s time to celebrate with the ones you love. Here at NOAH’S Event Venue, we would love to be a part of making that happen. NOAH’S offers sophisticated, fully customizable spaces to help make your big day as perfect as possible. To learn more about what NOAH’S can offer you, visit https://www.noahseventvenue.com.

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