Now that the holiday season and Valentine’s Day are behind us, many of you are probably staring down at a shiny rock on your finger. Which means, soon you’ll be experiencing the most important event of your life: Your wedding day!
After the initial shock that you’ll be tying the knot, you will likely hop right into planning mode. That’s when you want to start thinking about what you envision your special day to look like and putting plans in place to make that dream become a reality.
Attend Bridal Expos
Bridal expos are a terrific resource for your early wedding planning because they offer the opportunity to meet with a variety of vendors and see their work on display – all under one roof. Bridal shows are also a great time to gather your friends and ask their opinions are well as grab business cards and get a feel for your options throughout the journey to your big day.
Check Online Reviews
Nothing beats hearing feedback from others who have already used a service or venue that you’re considering. Their knowledge and opinions can be key in your decision-making process – especially when it comes to weeding out any potential issues down the line. You want to be sure you’re choosing a location that meets your needs and that has proven to provide consistent quality.
Online resources such as The Knot and WeddingWire are terrific for helping you to learn about bridal vendors, read reviews and research all things wedding-related.
Include Your Partner
Planning your wedding is a great exercise in working together with your partner to budget and compromise. Being open to each other’s ideas for food choices or music, and meeting in the middle when you don’t agree, is important to strengthen your relationship and to ensure the day is an enjoyable one for all. Once you’ve created a guest list and budget, you’ll want to jot down some of the other details that are important to each of you for the big day and keep that list handy as you contract with vendors and make final decisions.
Meet with Vendors
Nothing helps to ease the anticipation of your wedding day bliss than meeting with the vendors who will be helping your dream day come true. You should always schedule time to meet with contacts, taste the foods that will be served and see a sample of the linens that will be used at your venue to feel confident and comfortable and ensure everything is as you please.
The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station located in Haddam, CT offers a luxury facility with scenic views and a gorgeous experience for your wedding day. You can expect a delectable menu, superb service and a beautiful setting that includes a magnificent ballroom, ceremonial garden and plush private room with a blend of both traditional décor and contemporary amenities.