Once you’re engaged and you’ve started to come down from the high of the proposal – you may start to think… well f*ck now we have to actually plan a wedding. (Please note the ‘we’ and not an ‘I’ in that sentence – as in the both of you and probably anyone else you can con into helping you!)
How to Start Planning a Wedding
It’s easy to get overwhelmed. There are too many options. Too many choices – and it starts to get considerably worse when you realize that you don’t even have any idea about what you actually want. I know what you’re thinking. You’d like a small wedding with just your closest friends and family – maybe 10, maybe 20 people – 30 TOPS. But then you started writing out all the people that you might invite and realize again – F*ck. Some of these people I have to invite. (Although I’ll tell you right now – no you don’t.)
So. Where do you start? How do you even begin to start planning your wedding? Easy. Just imagine things.
Wedding Planning In Atlanta
Imagine what your wedding might look like. Don’t imagine how it has to be – just how it can be. So imagine that your ceremony is in a church. How’s that feel? Great? Awful? Weird? Write that down. Imagine your reception being indoors in a hotel ballroom. How does that feel? Write that down.
When it comes to wedding planning – everything is not a linear straight line process. Sometimes it’s all-at-once. Like the venue. You may like a certain type of venue – like a farm barn (I just like how that rhymes and it’s annoying that it rhymes) – so with a farm barn you also want one that can accommodate the number of people you’re going to have - so you need to come up with a rough estimate of that number. And with that you probably want it to be in a good spot not too far of a drive for people from their homes/hotel wherever. See – all-at-once.
The Best Wedding Venues in Atlanta
But really – venue and number of guests are generally the first decisions when it comes to starting your wedding planning. Location – location – location. Right? Right.
Maybe you don’t want to get married in church. What about a park? Or a museum? Or the above mentioned farm barn. Or. Or. Or…
- Converted warehouse
- Converted factory
- Old Historical Home
- Hotel Ballroom
- Restaurant property
- A neighborhood park
- A state/national park
- Someone’s amazing backyard (not someone’s ugly backyard)
- Science Museum
- Botanical Gardens
- UnBotanical Gardens
- What’s an UnBotanical Garden?
- Art Museum
- Children’s Museum
- Destination hotel/resort
- Rooftop of something with a roof
- Sports arena
- Ancient Ruins
- Abandoned buildings
- Haunted buildings
- Old Hospitals
- New Hospitals
- Haunted Hospitals
- Someplace with a waterfall
- Someplace with a great big cliff/canyon
- Golf course? (please no)
- My back yard
- Your back yard
- We all scream for back yard
See. You have a plethora of options when it comes to the location of your wedding venue. There are also other considerations in picking your venue – other than just what you like (although that’s a big one.) Now – after deciding on your venue (and we’ll get into that process a little later) – what’s the next step?
Your photographer of course! (Atlanta Wedding Photographers)
And also – here’s a short list of a few of the things we’ll cover in the new few weeks. Because you know – planning a wedding is bonkers.
- Time of Day
- Wedding Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Legal Considerations
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