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How to get started wedding plannig

You’re engaged! Congratulations

Now, it’s time to begin planning your wedding. You’ve signed up for all of the wedding planning websites, asked your friends what to do next, and have lists of items you should be doing but it’s to the point of overwhelming ( maybe time to hire Knot Just Wedding Events? )

Below are our top must-do’s before you really get into planning your one and only NJ wedding day!

NJ wedding Location: Do you want to host your wedding close to home? North Jersey? South Jersey wedding? Knowing this will help narrow down when you’ll want to host your event . This will help determine how much time it will take you to plan and how many guests you may be able to accommodate. Also if you want a church ceremony or one location type of wedding is a important factor.

Guest Count: This is one of the most essential elements to understanding what type of venue you’ll need, what your budget can support, and help to prioritize who you really want to celebrate with.

Understanding this number is important because it will help you narrow your venue search to what can accommodate your guest count as well as what the cost per person is for food, beverages, décor, invitations, etc. The guest count largely drives your budget for your NJ wedding

Budget: Budget ranges, exact numbers, etc. are important to know. Most clients will have a number in mind of how much they want to spend, however, most won’t know what a realistic number is.

While developing your budget, it’s also important to list what items are included in your overall number and what is considered a personal expense. For instance, some couples will consider their attire, accessories, hair and makeup, wedding bands, hotel stays, etc. as a personal expense, while venue, photographer, cinematographer, florist, planner, baker, etc. are all included within the main wedding budget.

Understanding your Style: You may have been dreaming of what your wedding would look like the second you met your partner, or, you may not even have a clue… and that’s okay!

If you don’t know where to start, try this to help!

  • Make a list of details that you like and items you don’t involving your NJ wedding style

  • If you don’t already have a Pinterest account, open on and begin searching!

  • or ask your NJ wedding planner for style tips

Knowing how much time you have to commit to NJ wedding planning: Sit down with your partner and understand what you two are interested in, what you may want help with, and if you have time to plan the logistics and work with vendors along with maintaining balance with your personal life.

If you’re still feeling the overwhelm we’d love nothing more than to be your wedding planning partner!

Come follow us on Instagram for up to the minute wedding planning advice and inspiration or shoot us an email using our contact page here to see how we may be able to help plan your biggest day. We look forward to helping you in your NJ wedding planning journey!

Knot Just Wedding Events LLC 732-735-3189

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