Wedding Checklist- Part One

Oct 24 2014

Wedding Checklist- Part One

He finally popped the question…and now you’re engaged! What comes next? Now it’s time to get to work and begin planning the wedding of your dreams! As cold weather approaches we are drawn to the warmth of the indoors, giving us a little more time to focus on the important things, such as planning your wedding, of course! No matter what season you are going to be married in, this harvest season can be your time to plan all of the little details.

 

Brides often become overwhelmed by the thought of planning their wedding day. With good organization, communication, and a little outside help, planning your wedding can be an enjoyable experience. We have created a wedding checklist to keep you organized and to help make your wedding planning a fun and unforgettable experience.

 

Wedding Checklist – Part One

 

Set your Budget – Consider what each of you and your families are willing to contribute. Set the budget, and stick to it! There is nothing more stressful than getting close to the big day and worrying about money. Stick to the plan and you will be one step closer to a stress-free wedding.

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo courtesy of:  Confetti Shop

 

Find an Event Planner – Decide if you would like to hire an event planner. Wedding planners can be very helpful by making sure that all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. Some brides feel totally comfortable planning their wedding on their own or with the help of family members and friends. If you choose to go more DIY, then make sure on the big day you have someone in charge that can worry about the inevitable last-minute problems. You shouldn’t be ruining that mascara over a piece of burnt chicken or a flower petal out of place. Let your wedding planner or designated person-in-charge handle those little concerns!

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Beautiful Wedding Memories

 

Pick your Wedding Date – Be flexible and have fun with this! When possible pick a date that is significant to both of you or that can be easily remembered. Know that you may need to adjust your date based on what availability your venue has. You will most likely want to pick a date on the weekend to allow guests time to travel to your wedding, however if you are on a tight budget, a weekday wedding is usually a more affordable option. Do your best to accommodate the schedules of your families and friends, but remember: it’s your wedding day!

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Michele Shore Photography

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Vanja D Photography

 

Pick a Venue – Picking the perfect wedding venue is so important. The venue you choose becomes the backdrop for your entire wedding day. Be sure to find a space where your wedding vision can be brought to life. When talking to venues, ask about their policies and get to know exactly what is provided before you make any final decisions or deposits.

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Beau Vaughn Photography

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Shoe Box Photography

 

Find a Caterer – Depending on your choice of venue, you may or may not be required to use their preferred or in-house caterer. If you choose a venue (like NOAH’S) with an open vendor policy, take the time to meet with a variety of caterers. After sampling their cuisine, consider the pricing and options for each caterer and then make your choice.

 

NOAH'S Event Venue

Photo Courtesy of:  Blue Hills Photography

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Christy Archibald

 

Select a Cake Baker – Decide who will be making your wedding cake and meet with them to discuss what you are looking for. If you want the decorator to have creative liberties with the design of your cake, then you better be flexible. If you have a specific vision for what that treat is supposed to look and taste like, you’ll want to make your sentiments known. Otherwise the flowery confection that has been part of your wedding dreams may end up being a simple and plain cake or vice versa. Both options are beautiful, but only one is your dream cake, so make sure your vision is clearly communicated.

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  The Cake Blog

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Christy Archibald Photography

 

Schedule your Photographer – Look for a photographer whose style matches what your are looking for. These are images that you will cherish for your entire life, so the last thing you want is to be hoping for a style that is different than your photographer can (or will) provide. In addition to photographing your wedding day, you may want to schedule your photographer for an engagement or bridal session as well.  Schedule your photographer as soon as you know who you want so you don’t miss out because of their busy schedule. Remember, unlike some of your other vendors who can do multiple events per day (cake baker, florist, caterer), your photographer can only shoot one wedding at a time, so make sure to book early!

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Tee Trance Photography

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Christy Archibald Photography

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  EK Studios

 

Find a DJ or Band – Take the time to find the right DJ or band for your wedding. Don’t be afraid to attend other events where they are performing to see if they will be a good fit for you. Make sure your favorite jams are present on your wedding day by providing your band or DJ with a song list for the day (or a Do Not Play List if there are certain songs you would prefer not to hear).

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Vanja D Photography

 

NOAH'S EVENT VENUE

Photo Courtesy of:  Dallas Classic Photography

 

 

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:  WEDDING CHECKLIST – PART TWO

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Toledo – NOAH’S Location 419 405 8352
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Tulsa – NOAH’S Traditional 918 760 3931
PENNSYLVANIA
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Cranberry Township – NOAH’S Location 724 832 2188
SOUTH CAROLINA
Greenville – NOAH’S Location 864 735 4087
TENNESSEE
Watts Bar Lake – NOAH’S Location 865 456 9130
Memphis – NOAH’S Location 901 606 4240
TEXAS
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Fairview – NOAH’S Location 469 600 8421
Fort Worth – NOAH’S Location 214 886-5515
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Las Colinas – NOAH’S Location 972 580 8100
Richardson – NOAH’S Location 214 984 7121
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Sugar Land – NOAH’S Location 281 806 1511
Hidden Aquarius Farm – NOAH’S Outdoor 385 429 6163
Kemah’s Seaside Retreat – NOAH’S Outdoor 385 429 6163
McKinney Fields – NOAH’S Outdoor 385 429 6163
Pelican Landing – NOAH’S Outdoor 385 429 6163
Sander’s Hitch Retreat – NOAH’S Outdoor 385 429 6163
UTAH
Lindon/Utah County – NOAH’S Location 801 310 0853
South Jordan – NOAH’S Location 801 243 4675
Taylor Ranch – NOAH’S Outdoor 385 429 6163
VIRGINIA
Chesapeake – NOAH’S Location 757 773 9389
WISCONSIN
Madison – NOAH’S Location 608 628 4225

ALABAMA

Hoover – NOAH’S Location

205 706 4443

ARIZONA

Chandler – NOAH’S Location

480 855 2971

Oasishu Gardens – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

ARKANSAS

Little Rock – NOAH’S Location

501-413-7924

COLORADO

Westminster – NOAH’S Location

303 404 0328

FLORIDA

Jacksonville – NOAH’S Location

385 429 6164

Lake Mary – NOAH’S Location

407 913 9246

Bay Hill Estate – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

385 429 6163

ILLINOIS

Lincolnshire – NOAH’S Location

224 216 9411

Naperville – NOAH’S Location

630 605 3482

INDIANA

Carmel – NOAH’S Location

317 318 8661

IOWA

Des Moines – NOAH’S Location

515 421 5159

KANSAS

Overland Park – NOAH’S Location

913 634 1743

Wichita – NOAH’S Location

316 708 7688

KENTUCKY

Louisville – NOAH’S Location

502 759 7722

Williams Farm – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

MICHIGAN

Auburn Hills – NOAH’S Location

248 736 5788

Southfield – NOAH’S Location

248 803 0605

NEBRASKA

Omaha – NOAH’S Location

402 906 2074

Yankee Hill Farm – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

Huffstetler Estate – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

Green Gables Estate – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester – NOAH’S Location

603 785 9706

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque – NOAH’S Location

505-358-0299

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte – NOAH’S Location

980 322 8922

High Point – NOAH’S Location

336 686 9369

Morrisville – NOAH’S Location

919 802 8667

OHIO

Blue Ash – NOAH’S Location

513 815 8487

Dublin – NOAH’S Location

614 360 1250

Independence – NOAH’S Location

440 561 0301

Mentor – NOAH’S Location

440 391 3533

New Albany – NOAH’S Location

614 943 9886

Toledo – NOAH’S Location

419 405 8352

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City – NOAH’S Location

405 568 2444

Tulsa – NOAH’S Location

918 760 3931

PENNSYLVANIA

Canonsburg at Southpointe – NOAH’S Location

724 531 1848

Cranberry Township – NOAH’S Location

724 832 2188

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville – NOAH’S Location

864 735 4087

TENNESSEE

Watts Bar Lake – NOAH’S Location

865 456 9130

Memphis – NOAH’S Location

901 606 4240

TEXAS

Dickinson/League City – NOAH’S Location

409 978 0636

Fairview – NOAH’S Location

469 600 8421

Fort Worth – NOAH’S Location

214 886 5515

Frisco/Plano – NOAH’S Location

214 984 7971

Katy – NOAH’S Location

832 451 7201

Las Colinas – NOAH’S Location

972 580 8100

Richardson – NOAH’S Location

214 984 7121

San Antonio – NOAH’S Location

210 527 4401

Sugar Land – NOAH’S Location

281 806 1511

Hidden Aquarius Farm – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

Kemah’s Seaside Retreat – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

McKinney Fields – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

Pelican Landing – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

Sander’s Hitch Retreat – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

Polermo Property – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

UTAH

Lindon/Utah County – NOAH’S Location

801 310 0853

South Jordan – NOAH’S Location

801 243 4675

Taylor Ranch – NOAH’S Outdoor

385 429 6163

VIRGINIA

Chesapeake – NOAH’S Location

757 773 9389

WISCONSIN

Madison – NOAH’S Location

608 628 4225

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