There are plenty of great reasons to make Las Vegas your wedding destination. With endless venues to choose from, Vegas is sure to have something that will please every couple. Whether you and your partner are going for a more modern space ,or aim to keep things more traditional and luxurious at one of the many beautiful hotels the city has to offer, a destination wedding in the city of sin is anything but sinful, unless of course you want it to be! However, seeking out the proper location is just one portion of the wedding planning process. Below, we’re sharing a few helpful tips for those preparing for one of the biggest and most exciting days of their lives.
Hire Your Vendors ASAP
Before the planning begins, everyone deserves time to bask in the excitement of becoming engaged However, you don’t want to make the mistake of waiting too long to hire the vendors you’ll need to make your wedding unforgettable. Once you’ve decided on a venue, it’s time to book your dream team crew. If you and your spouse to be are total foodies, you’ll want to book a caterer in advance in order to attend tastings and craft up menus before your big day. Wedding photographers tend to book out up to two years in advance, so this is another task you’ll want to complete in advance. Here at TPM, we specialize in weddings and would love to be a part of your special day. Check out some of the weddings we’ve shot and learn a little bit more about our work here. You’ll also want to book the entertainment ahead of time which may be a tough choice as Las Vegas is filled with talent! While it may seem like a lot to check off at once, as the wedding day approaches, you’ll be relieved to have these bigger decisions nailed down.
Bonus Tip: Hairstylists and makeup artists also tend to book out pretty far ahead. Ladies, schedule those trial run appointments far in advance in order to lock down your wedding day look and get any guidance necessary from your glam squad. Guys, the same applies to you. Don’t wait too long to begin taking a vitamin rich in Biotin if you’re looking to achieve thicker, healthier hair by your wedding day!
Wedding planning comes with many emotions, stress being one that tends to feel the most overwhelming at times. When you or your spouse-to-be begin to feel this way, it’s important to take a step back and do something to help you channel the stress. The beauty of self-care is that it is different for everyone and unique to each individual’s needs. Everyone practices self-love in their own unique way, but the important thing is that at the end of it all, you’re doing something positive that makes you feel good. Maybe your idea of self-care is a spa night at home complete with a warm bubble bath, a DIY face mask, an effective anti-aging cream (because clearly you want to look as young as possible on your big day!), and a binge of the latest reality tv show in bed to top it off. On the other hand, your partner may find a sweat-filled workout in the gym or a run on his or her favorite trail to be just what they need to ease their mind. Finding what works for you may be half the battle, but once you do, you’ll have the perfect outlet when it feels like the stress might eat you alive.
Ask For Help
One of the biggest mistakes couples make throughout the planning process is failing to ask for or refusing to accept help. To avoid feeling like things are out of control, it’s important that you and your partner are open to help.It’s quite possible that the venue you selected may include some type of coordinator or event planner. You’ll want to put this person in charge of keeping lines of communication open among all your vendors. If the venue you choose does not provide you with this service, you can certainly seek out a local planner through a site such as Wedding Wire. If hiring someone is not in the cards for you, consider enlisting a family member or close friend to help keep you organized. Keep in mind however, as the big day approaches, you will want to designate someone to coordinate the events of the day in order to ensure the only thing you and your spouse-to-be are worried about is meeting each other at the altar.
Whether you and your partner celebrate your day in a museum full of local art or in the grand ballroom of one of Las Vegas’ many luxury hotels, what matters most is your love for one another. Planning your destination wedding in Vegas can be stressful, but by following the advice above, our hope is that the planning process goes a little bit smoother and you’re able to spend one of the happiest days of your life feeling the happiest you’ve ever felt!