Milestone Events Group Logo

How To Plan A Wedding: The Ultimate Guide To Your Perfect Day [Update 2021]

Share This


How To Plan A Wedding: The Ultimate Guide To Your Perfect Day   

Planning a wedding can be quite an undertaking. There are many moving parts, decisions to make, and tasks to complete, but planning your wedding doesn’t need to be stressful. In this blog, we’ll point out the key areas to initially focus on, and how to plan a wedding in a timely and calm manner.   


Set A Date  

There are a lot of moving parts when selecting a date for your upcoming wedding. Early on in the planning process, it is essential to have a conversation with your fiancé and your families, to determine both the ideal dates to consider, as well as blackout dates to avoid. Find a time of the year that works based on several factors, including the climate and other family engagements that would interfere with their attendance at your wedding. For example, if you have a cousin planning to marry in August across the country, you can guarantee that selecting a date close to their date will cause conflict between the family and affect the attendance at your wedding. It is helpful to be mindful of all birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, national holidays, and other key events that may play a part in the attendance at your future wedding.  



All too often, couples don’t communicate with each other and their parents about the upcoming wedding’s financial aspects. It is essential to have an open conversation about who will be contributing to the event and how much they plan to participate, so there are no surprises later on.   


Guest List   

One of the first tasks following your engagement will be selecting a wedding venue. One thing that couples often forget to discuss before they go venue shopping is their estimated guest count. While it feels like you have all the time in the world to work on your guest list, having this information early on is vital, and affects the venue you select, your budget available, and trickles down to several other details and decisions to make later.   


Hire A Professional  

Hiring a professional wedding planner following your engagement can be one of the best decisions you make throughout the planning process. Chances are, this is the first wedding you’ve planned, so hiring a seasoned veteran who has seen it all time and time again will save you in time, money, and stress. 



About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County. Over the past six years, Milestone has helped hundreds of couples simplify the venue selection process by providing clarity, predictability, and ultimately confidence for clients who work with them to evaluate wineries, ranches, and other locations for their private events.   


After the venue selection process is complete, Milestone is also available to help produce events in stress reduced and a highly professional manner.   




Talk to the Experts

There are no “silly questions”. We know more about Wine Country wedding venues and planning than anyone. We can help you find a venue that matches both your vision and your budget.