After you say “yes” to the person of your dreams the reality begins to set in. While being proposed to may be one of the happiest days of your life, now the challenge comes in, planning a wedding. Who should you invite, where should you go, a big or small reception, outdoor or indoor?

There are so many questions it can make your brain explode. Of course, you have the option of going to a wedding planner to make your wedding day perfect, but there are a few items you should decide on before you do.

The first item to decide is where you want to get married. And we boast of having one of the most beautiful places in the world! Italy is definitely THE magic wedding destination and Sorrento Sunland makes your dream come true.

Once you have decided where you want to get married it’s time to decide a date. Instead of picking an exact date, give yourself a range to accommodate venue bookings. If you have an exact date in mind, then you might lose out on your dream venue. You may want to tie the knot anytime in summer, or even around Christmas!

Now that you have the location and general date picked out it is time to think about the type of ceremony that you would like. If you want a traditional wedding the main two types to choose from are civil and religious.

A civil ceremony is a legal marriage ceremony presided over by a legal official instead of a religious one. If you are religious, you can have your religious officiant marry you and complete any customs that are a part of your religion.

If more trendy, why not consider a Symbolic ceremony or an Elopement? In the end, they all result in marriage, it is just a matter of how you want your wedding performed.

What comes next? It’s time to decide on guests! At this point you know enough to hire a wedding planner, but it never hurts to be prepared with how many people you want to attend your wedding, since it may limit the venue options. Knowing you want 300 people or 3 people at your wedding greatly influences the planning. How many bridesmaids will you have? Maybe just one maid of honor, or all 10 of your friends!!!

By knowing who will be coming to your wedding that allows the venue to be booked that has enough capacity, the caterer to know how many people to plan for, and a wedding planner an idea of what your wedding will look like.

The number of guests will also influence the amount of money spent. Every bride and groom have a budget that they have to follow. Some can spend a larger amount on their wedding while others may have a tighter budget. Giving your wedding planner an idea of what your wedding budget is will give them an idea of what venues and suppliers are within that price range. Coming in with a clear idea of what you want to spend will make sure you don’t go over your budget.

What is also important to decide before contacting the planner is the style of your wedding. Do you want a simple but elegant wedding?

Maybe you have dreamed of your wedding having a certain color scheme. There could be a flower that you know you want present at the ceremony. A rustic outdoor wedding could be just the right fit for you. Maybe you just want a romantic elegant night where you feel like a princess. Whatever style fits you, have an idea of what you are looking for. Your wedding planner will be there for you.

A wedding planner can take the stress out of planning a wedding and will be there to assist you in the wedding process.

A wedding planner will build your dream wedding with you. So, after you get that ring, choose your RIGHT wedding planner!

Let Sorrento Sunland help you make it…