Wedding Planning 101 – The Very Basics

wedding-planning-book Wedding Planning 101 - The Very Basics

Some brides are very informed about the wedding market and have been to many weddings in recent years. Other brides may have been to only one or two weddings and are not familiar with some of the basic elements of planning and the wedding day. For those brides who haven’t been to many weddings, here are a few very basic planning details to help you plan your Colorado wedding.

Save the Date Cards – These informal announcements precede the wedding invitations by 4-12 months. They let your guests know when and where your wedding is so they can “Save the Date” for it. You still send out your formal wedding invitations 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding in addition to save the date cards.

First Step in the Process – Before you start meeting with photographers or florists, find and book your ceremony and reception venues. The first question other vendors will ask you is the date and location of your wedding.

Wedding Registries – The proper etiquette is for your registry information to be communicated by word of mouth, on your bridal shower invitations and on your wedding website. It is not proper to include any registry information with your wedding invitations or save the dates.

Escort Cards & Place Cards – Escort cards (or seating cards) let your guests know where they are sitting. Your guests will choose their card from the table or other creative display, and it escorts them to their seat. Place cards are actually at each person’s place at the table and denotes to them exactly where a guest is sitting at their previously assigned table. Seating cards can be used without place cards if you choose to assign the table and not the actual seat, but place cards usually cannot be used without seating cards

Debbie Orwat
Colorado Wedding Planner