Getting married is an exciting time, but it is also a time that requires an immense amount of planning. Whether you are working solo on your wedding plans or the whole family is involved, getting every detail in order before the big day can feel like a massive undertaking. The key to success is keeping organized and accomplishing the big tasks early on. Here at our party venue in Ft. Lauderdale, we have watched numerous couples tie the knot at our venue and we have witnessed first-hand how much work is put into each event.

If you are starting your wedding plans, make sure you check these three items off your list early to prevent last-minute chaos.

#1: Creating Your Guest List

One of the first things you need to do is to sit down and decide how many guests you will be inviting to the wedding. While you don’t need to send out a save the date card immediately, you will want to know how many guests you plan to have attend the ceremony and the reception to ensure you choose an appropriately sized location. Making this one of the first tasks you complete will allow you to handle other wedding details later on with a better knowledge of what you need.

#2: Booking Your Wedding Venue

Once you have a good idea of how many people will be coming to your wedding, you will want to book your wedding venue. This is a task you should never procrastinate, as most wedding venues book up quickly. The sooner you can lock down a space for the ceremony and reception, the better.

Not only will booking a venue early give you peace of mind, knowing you have a place to host the big day, it will also allow you to make other plans more easily. For example, if you don’t know where you are hosting your wedding, it is hard to pick out the right decorations. Here at the Crystal Ballroom, our party venue is the perfect place to host your wedding. We invite you to come visit us and find the right space for your needs.

#3: Settling On Your Reception Plans

With your guest list in hand and your wedding venue chosen, you should then focus on your wedding reception. Start deciding some of the big aspects of the event as early as possible. This will allow you to start booking accordingly. For example, do you plan to serve a full meal or just cake and drinks? Determining this will give you time to book a caterer if needed or to choose a bartender. Do you plan to have dancing at your reception? If so, you will want to find a band or DJ for the event. Take the time to figure out exactly what you want for your wedding reception from the first stages of planning to ensure you can get everything in order before the big day arrives.

Starting to plan your wedding? Come visit our party venue in Ft. Lauderdale to pick the perfect space for your upcoming event. We can help you finalize some of the most important details of your wedding.