Planning For Your St. Pete Wedding
Planning for a wedding is no small feat these days. There's simply so much to consider! You have to first choose what time of year you'd like to tie the knot. You don't want it to be too hot, too cold, or plan it during a time where the weather will just be generally uncooperative. Once you have your date picked out, you have to consider whether or not you'd like a traditional church wedding, whether you'd like to be wed outdoors, indoors, or have plans in place for both. Your venue is a big part of defining your wedding, and how it correlates to your respective personalities. So, there's definitely a lot of room to think about when and where you'd like to have your ceremony & reception. You want to be sure that you pick a time and place that personifies you and your significant other's personality.
Once you've got the date and place for the ceremony all picked out, you're going to need to determine whether or not your venue has a place to hold the reception. If they do, then your job just got a lot easier. If they cater on top of that, all the easier! However, not all venues are equipped to handle a wedding reception, and if that's the case you're going to need to find a place that fits your needs perfectly all while hoping that they're available for your chosen date. For these reasons, it is always wise to plan for your day as soon as possible. Many couples will start the planning process 1, 2, and even 3 years in advance. Your situation will be the determinant factor for you, but be sure you pick and time and place as early as possible.
Once you have the above all settled, then you're going to want to be sure you find a great photographer with a personality that meshes with you and your bride/groom. Your photographer will be your companion throughout the day so you don't want to hire someone that you're not 100% comfortable with and shoots in a style that you love. Your photographs will be the 1 thing that will out last anything else. If you place any degree of importance at all on the style of your wedding photos, it is advisable to start your search for a photographer as soon as possible. If you're hoping to have a video documentary of the day as well, you'll want to treat this search with the same level of earnestness as the photographer, because much of the same variables will apply.
Once you've got all the main pieces in place, you're going to want to definitely nail down the menu (which may have already been addressed in the first two paragraphs). If not though, find a catering company with a price you can live with as well as the type of food you think your guests will most enjoy. You'll also want to be sure that, if you're providing drinks for your guests, that you find out if the venue and/or catering company can provide a bartender. If not, that will be another aspect of the day you'll need to cover. However, most venues these days can provide this service for you with no problems at all.
After all the necessities are in place, then it's time to hammer down the niceties. You're going to want to figure out what you're going to wear, as well as what your bridal party will be dressed like. Included in the same line, you'll want to consider the decor of the reception as well as the floral accompaniment that will include the bride's bouquet and the grooms boutonniere. Last but certainly not least is deciding what kind of entertainment you're going to have for your reception. This decision, whether you go with a band or a DJ, will make or break the mood of your reception. While this may not be the first thing on your list as far as what you need to obtain, no less importance should be placed on it. You want to find entertainment that is both engaging and meshes with your personality and tastes.
Last but not least, is transportation. In that avenue, you'll find that Limo Bus St. Petersburg has you covered. We'd love to talk to you about providing a world class transportation experience for you and your wedding party!