Most people are thinking about festive décor, holiday parties, and gift exchanges this time of year. While those things certainly make the season special, there’s something else that happens at a higher occurrence this time of year and it’s something that we love to talk about…engagements!
The winter season leading into Christmas, New Years and Valentine’s Day is also known as the height of engagement season.
As the wedding industry prepares to welcome the latest boom or engaged couples that are booking for 2020 and beyond, it’s important to start early and plan in advance. This will ensure your big day isn’t missing a single detail.
How early is too early? If you have high hopes an engagement ring is in the stars for you this holiday season, it’s not unreasonable to start thinking about the time of year you’d want to get married and maybe even color themes. Having some of this ready to go in your mind will help ease the process as you’re solidifying plans for your actual wedding day.
Here are a few of the things you should start thinking about now, in engagement season and before the busy season really starts to take off.
Scope out Vendors
The vendors you work with will play an important role in making the total vision of your wedding come to life. From the florist to the reception location, DJ and photographer, you should plan on working with people who share your vision and you can trust for one of the most important days in your life. Take time to read reviews, scope out what’s available and set-up some time to chat and get to know vendors. Attending a bridal show is another great way to make these important connections.
Consider a Date
Picking a date is one of the most important steps to take early on in your wedding plans. That’s why it’s okay to start thinking about your preferences before you even have a ring. Competition can be stiff and if you have your heart set on a popular day, or getting married soon, there’s a chance you won’t be able to book the exact day you have in mind at your first venue of choice.
Book Your Venue
Even if you’re still undecided about who you want to invite, what colors the groomsmen will wear or even which song you will dance to, it’s important to book your venue. Exceptional, highly rated locations can fill up quickly and book out far in advance. So, if you want to get married next year, or in three years, you can never hold the day you want early enough.
The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station is a luxurious and premier wedding facility in Connecticut located atop the banks of the Connecticut River across from the historic Goodspeed Opera House with the famous Haddam Swing Bridge in-between. Offering the very finest in food, service, and elegance, your guests will long remember.