Monday, January 7, 2013

Just Get Engaged?

Now that you’re engaged, it’s time to start the planning! A daunting task to be sure, so it’s best to consult the experts. If you have no clue at all where to start or you have a jumble of ideas and need some help getting going, hiring a wedding planner is the best way to go.

Many planners today offer a variety of packages starting with Hourly Consultation to Partial & Full Wedding Planning to the Wedding Day Coordination (please don’t make your family do these tasks – let them enjoy the day!)

A consultation with a wedding planner can save you a world of headaches and lots of money by giving you a complete list & timeline of what you need to have reserved and organized by the wedding day as well as things to watch out for when signing contracts with vendors.

I work with Amanda Cursaro of Baci Designer here in the Akron/Canton/Cleveland area and she’s an expert in event design & planning and will be happy to help you get your wedding organized. Click here to check out her services.

One of the best places to go on the web for wedding planning tips, inspirations and just about everything wedding is The Knot. Here’s a link to their article, 8 Wedding Planning Tips to Get Organized.

Another of our favorite wedding sites, Idojour, provides a great list on their blog: 7 Secrets to Make Wedding Planning Easier, including handy websites for organizing and downloading free printables.

And Honey & Twine has a great article on figuring costs with some Wedding Budget Advice.

It’s never too early to start planning and taking care of those major things first…deciding on your overall style, setting a budget, and lining up the wedding venue/officiant, the reception venue, photographer and other significant vendors. Don’t forget to include your significant other, it’s their day too – happy planning!

(Picture sources: Ornament, Baci Logo, Pigs)


  1. A bridal planning company even more localized than the Knot is Today's Bride Magazine & Shows based right here in Akron for over 23 years. Visit for local wedding vendors and a schedule of the largest bridal shows in NE Ohio!

    1. Yes, we have a link to them on our Upcoming Bridals shows post!