You have just gotten engaged and are thrilled that, finally, you’re marrying the love of your life. CONGRATS! We’re so excited for you! In celebration, you have informed your family and friends and are maybe even throwing an engagement party.
Several days have passed since, and with the idea of getting married sinking in, you’re wondering what’s next. Where do you start planning for your big day? Do you have a date in mind? Will your dream venue be available on the date you choose? Should you get a wedding planner? Who will be on the bridal team, and what tasks do you assign them?
With all these questions rolling in your mind, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. Besides, getting everything in place is vital to ensure the big day turns out perfect, right? If this is your situation, relax; we have some tips to get you started.
Set a Date and Start Booking
The first step after getting engaged is setting a date. It gives you a basis for booking the venue and vendors. Do you prefer getting married in a particular season? Knowing the season enables you to select the appropriate setting – outdoors or indoors.
Discuss this with your partner and pick two or three dates within your preferred season. If the first date is booked at your chosen venue, you can select the next one that best fits your needs.
Once you have the date, you can now book the venue. The earlier you reserve the venue, the higher the chance of finding an open slot, especially if it’s a popular establishment.
As you decide on the venue, you need to keep in mind your wedding theme vis-à-vis the season. For instance, do you want an intimate indoor event at The Blaisdell, throw a magical occasion at Watson Block, or savor the tranquility of the Willow Brooke Farm? Visualize your dream wedding location and set-up, then look for the appropriate venue. A full list of our favorite MN Venues can be found here.
With the wedding location identified and booked, it’s time to look for a caterer. You want to crown the celebrations by treating your guests to a delicious and memorable dinner. The caterer you choose to work with should be reliable and experienced in catering weddings.
At Deco Catering, we have been in the business for more than 40 years and have catered more than 10,000 events. We have honed our expertise in custom catering services across different cultural preferences. Whether you want plated meals or buffets for your guests, we can help you easily customize your menu and work together to best plan for your event and guests.
A wedding is a memorable event, and the glamor or simplicity thereof is worth documenting to preserve the memory. You need a good photographer to do you the honor of capturing your special moment.
The earlier you book the photographer, the better to avoid finding the best booked up. However, you don’t have to rack your brains over this. Instead, you can ask the venue for recommendations. The photographer they recommended has likely worked there before, which is a bonus. This saves you from trying to find someone who knows what works well at your venue and can capture the momentous occasion.
Pick Your Wedding Party and Delegate Tasks
You probably already know how big or small you want your bridal party to be. Select your party and designate their roles for maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen, and other helpers.
Ensure your team, especially those you assign vital roles, are responsible and reliable. You want to avoid stressing over, say, misplaced rings when you’re just about to exchange vows. Once you have your party and their roles figured out, reach out to them and ask them to be a part of your special day.
Just Got Engaged? Let Us Cater Your Wedding
We’re hoping you now have a starting point of what to do after getting engaged, and we wish you success as you get the preparations underway!
Are you looking for a catering service that will make your wedding day special? Then look no further than The Deco Catering. We are a full-service catering company specializing in weddings and events of any size. Our professional staff will work hard to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch.
Whether you’re looking for us to cater food for your upcoming reception or want to know what recommendations we can provide, we invite you to contact Deco Catering.