As a Las Vegas wedding professional who produces the largest bridal show in Nevada, I thought I was certainly prepared to plan a wedding when my daughter announced she was engaged. If you are in the midst of planning your wedding now, I'm sure you will agree that its a lot harder than it looks.
The best thing we did to get started was to attend a friends bridal show in another state. Even though I'm at my own bridal show twice a year, my daughter and I are too busy working to work on wedding plans. Walking through a bridal show puts you in front of every possible wedding vendor you could ever need. Face to face contact with your vendors is so important, picking someone off of the internet will not give you the personal touch you deserve and need.
Our next step was to read the wedding planner we publish, "Spectacular Bride" cover to cover. There was so much to learn to prepare us for what was ahead.
Then we did something I think every bride should do, we also hired a wedding coordinator to guide us through the steps and to be there on the wedding day to make sure things went smoothly. It is now only 48 days until the wedding and we are getting so excited. There are many more details we will share about what we have learned along the way. Stay tuned for my next post! I'll be sharing why a backyard wedding may not save you money.