When to Book for Your Big Event

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Your recent engagement brings excitement, hopes, dreams, and getting ready to begin planning all of the details for your upcoming wedding. You may feel overwhelmed about getting started, but there’s no need to worry. The Pink Elephant provides a timeline below of when you should reserve a venue, purchase your wedding gown, order floral arrangements, and everything else you wish to arrange for your very special day.

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One full year prior to your wedding you need to determine if you’d prefer to work with a professional wedding planner or coordinate everything on your own. It is also the time to begin researching reception venues and reserve the one that meets your expectations and falls within your allotted budget. Available dates get booked quickly so you must secure your desired date right away. Ask about in-house caterers and other services that help lessen your overall amount of legwork.

Ten months prior to the big day it is important to contact florists, videographers, photographers, and caterers to arrange their bookings.

Since music plays a large part in your wedding festivities, nine months before the event listen to various bands or DJs and hire your preferred choice at once.

Eight months before your wedding it is time to book the religious institution or other location along with accompanying music and the licensed officiant to perform your marriage ceremony. Order your save-the-date and actual wedding invitations. Consider lodging arrangements for guests who may reside a long-distance away. And now is also the exciting time for selecting your perfect wedding dress among the many beautiful choices.

During month seven in the countdown, decide upon a vendor for the wedding cake and enjoy tasting the yummy possibilities! Start browsing bridesmaids’ dresses and schedule fittings once the ultimate decision is made. Honeymoon arrangements should be discussed and organized this month. If you feel overwhelmed, an experienced honeymoon travel consultant can assist you greatly.

Six months prior to your wedding, send out the invitations. Should you opt to have a professional hairstylist and makeup artist, be certain to book your appointment now. If your plans include having a backyard wedding, reserve a tent from a well-trusted company if there is any doubt about the weather cooperating.

With your wedding five months away, purchase all the accessories needed that accompany your wedding dress such as shoes, veil, undergarments, and bridal jewelry. Make limousine or other travel arrangements and be sure that the groom, best man, and groomsmen’s attire is secured.

Lastly, select your wedding rings three months prior to your wedding day.

The Pink Elephant Party & Tent Rentals is conveniently located in Smithtown, NY. Please contact our esteemed full-service company to provide all of your desired party supplies. We can be reached by calling (631) 357-3561. We look forward to serving you and ensuring that your special occasion is absolutely fantastic!

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