When planning a wedding, it is important to remember to plan ahead for each element. Think about your location – where do you want it and where will it be most convenient for your guests? What kind of food do you want and what dietary restrictions will guests have? You will need to plan every detail from your marriage license to your photographer, so it is important to keep your thoughts and steps organized along the way.

Picking a Wedding Venue

You can get married anywhere you like, especially with the mobile wedding options available today, and in order for a marriage to be legal in your area, all that you will need is a valid marriage license from the state. This can be obtained from just about any courthouse in your state of residence before your ceremony. To get started, you will need to contact your county clerk’s office and make an appointment in advance.

One of the important things to remember is to make sure that you pick a wedding venue close enough to home so that your guests can get back before nightfall or at least before midnight. In order for this to happen, you’ll need to account for travel time to and from the wedding venue as well as the time difference if you’re planning on having anyone outside of your immediate area attend.

The Wedding Menu

Plan the menu and location of food stations ahead of time to ensure that you get what you want and so that guests with dietary restrictions like a gluten or other allergy, or those who are vegan don’t have to worry when they’re at the event because there will be food available that they can eat.

Wedding Photographers

You want to find a photographer who will be in tune with the tone of your day and will capture candid moments. It’s also important for them to know how to handle any situation that might arise on the big day, like if the bride’s mother is weeping during photos or how to wrangle everyone in enough time to complete the photoshoot.

When organizing a wedding, it’s vital to remember to plan ahead for each element. This is just the beginning, there are many more to consider but start with these points and you’ll be on your way. Consider your preferred venue and where will it be most accessible for your guests, and what sort of cuisine would you like and what kinds of dietary restrictions your guests will have. You’ll need to prepare every aspect from the marriage license through your photographer so start now and take your wedding planning one step – and one element – at a time.