Planning a wedding is no small task; it’s easily one of the biggest events of your life that comes with no rule book or how-to guide. After pouring over Pinterest and turning to Google for all your burning questions, it’s time to ditch the conflicting advice and go straight to the pros. Thankfully, your Walters Wedding Estates planning team’s job is to always stay five steps ahead to keep the stress off your plate – you need some room for testing all those wedding cakes after all! Here, we speak with one of our own Walters Wedding Estate Experts and get their input on five of the most common wedding-planning questions.
1. When should I start the planning process? What’s the best way to go about planning?
It’s best to get started as soon as you can to avoid any delays and to keep the process as stress-free as possible. Deciding on a venue and a date is the first step. After you’ve taken care of these two important factors and secured your ideal venue, you can start searching for your dress. Then, try to break down each component of your wedding into smaller, more manageable pieces. By booking with Walters Wedding Estates, we guide you along the way through each of our included services.
2. How should I determine the number of guests to invite?
With all of the recent changes in the industry, it can be helpful to first figure out how many guests are coming from out of town and determine how many people on the guest list have traveled or gone to a local wedding in the past two years. This helps the couple and their planning team see the guest list from a different perspective and allows us to estimate the minimum guest count more logically.
3. What did you do for your wedding, and will your packages cover all my wedding needs?
This is one of our most frequently asked questions. Since our venues specialize in stress-free, all-inclusive wedding packages, there isn’t much else for our couples to figure out. Our couples look to us, the Wedding Experts, for our knowledge and advice on what fun or helpful things we did for our own weddings. We guarantee the couple will save time by booking our services, we take the hassle out of vendor shopping and spending hours on setting up vendor consultations and research. We’ve done the work for you and selected the best of the best vendors to service our weddings and provide a truly custom wedding experience tailored to your needs.
4. How can I get a deal?
Selecting a weekday date for your wedding is an simple solution to help you maximize your budget. Weekday weddings have been gaining popularity over the recent years and our couples find it to be an even more intimate experience for them and their guests. In fact weddings planned for Monday through Thursday have increased by 20 percent from 2019 to 2022, according to Zola!
5. What is a misconception or two that couples often have about planning a wedding?
Couples often think that they will not enjoy planning their wedding and that it will take up too much of their time. It’s common for them to see friends and family members who have gotten married and were so stressed out over the planning process that they just wanted the day to be over. I try to remind couples to treat each planning moment as a date and to make the most out of that time together. Our couples are fortunate to have us there to alleviate their stress and guide them through a stress-free planning process the whole way so it can be an exciting time for them – as it should be!