The short answer is: yes, you can plan your own wedding. Many couples choose to go this route to cut costs. It’s a big undertaking, but one that can save you money. The following overview will help you prepare for planning the perfect event.
Start with the Basics
You should begin planning at least nine months out. Many couples start 16 or more months out. Begin with the basics like budgeting, building a guest list, and creating a binder or folder for all your wedding day materials.
Begin Booking & Buying
Next, you should begin booking vendors and purchasing what you need. You should hire a photographer and meet with caterers about eight months in advance. This is also the time to find a dress, reserve hotel rooms (if needed), and book entertainment.
Meet with the Officiant
Don’t forget to book and meet with your officiant. They will likely want to discuss your expectations and go over the process with you. They will also want to confirm that you have all the documents needed to get legally married. This is essential to ensure a smooth ceremony.
Plan Your Wedding with Professionals
You can plan your own wedding and still get professional assistance in the process. A venue that offers catering and other services can help you find all the things you need while remaining in control and within budget. Contact Club Venetian today to learn more about venue rentals, dinner menus, and other wedding-day essentials. We look forward to hosting your life event!
It takes skill and industry knowledge to be a good event planner. Some choose to skip the added expense and plan without a professional. If you decide to go this route, there are several things you should keep in mind to put together the perfect gathering.
Start with Your Guest List
The first thing an event planner will look at is your guest list. More specifically, they need to see how many people must be accommodated during the festivities. This will allow them to rule out some venues before they build a short list. You can do the same and save time by jumping right to venues who can handle your crowd.
Find a Location That’s Convenient
Location is essential to a good event. The venue shouldn’t be out of the way or difficult for local guests to find. If you have attendees who are traveling, make sure the event is hosted reasonably close to where they are staying to minimize additional travel needs. Club Venetian, for example, is located near several popular and highly-rated hotels.
Check Out Past Parties at the Venue
Ask the venue for examples of past events that were planned and hosted there. Look at photographs that show the celebration. You can also talk to the staff to get a feel for how they will interact with your guests. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially if you have any specific needs or concerns.
Find a Place that Does It All
The more your venue will do, the better. Party planners like to find places that offer additional services so that they don’t have to track down and vet third-party vendors. Club Venetian offers in-house catering and will help with party planning and more. Contact us for a visit or to learn more about our venue.
Your wedding venue is one of the biggest items on your bridal to-do list. This will be the place that will house your guests during the ceremony, reception, or both. You need a space that can accommodate your celebration and keep your beloved friends and family comfortable. The following tips will help you find the best wedding venue in Michigan.
Call Club Venetian to learn more about our venue and services. Our staff is available to answer questions and help you plan the best wedding in southeast Michigan!
Club Venetian Banquet Center
29310 John R. Rd,
Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone: (248) 399-6788
Fax: (248) 336-8052