HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING:
Planning your first big event, like your wedding day,
can seem quite overwhelming and daunting
when it needs to be exciting and fun!
Here is a few stepping stones, provided by our
Director of Romance/Venue Coordinator [Madelé Ludike]
to help you get started with your journey at De La Mas.
CELEBRATE & THE BASICS:
Celebrate your engagement. Whether that is alone at home with a bottle of wine or a big party.
Take in the moment and make sure to show off your new bling 💍 on your socials.
After that, have a discussion with your fiancé about the following:
- Planned date/season/year for your special day
Take into consideration: guests coming from far, school holidays, honeymoon destination
- Amount of guests to be invited
- Preferred province for your wedding
- Overall wedding budget
ENQUIRE AND ORGANISE
Tip: Go on Gmail.com and create a email address that is dedicated to all things wedding planing.
Example: firstname.lastname@example.org. This will keep all wedding planning emails together.
You are now officially a FBI agent. Pop over to your favourite venues website and social media (congrats, you've already done this step 😉) and browse around for packages and offerings.
CREATE A TOP 3
Download the packages, read through it and highlight all the uncertainties you have. Pop us a email with all your questions and we'll gladly assist with clarifying details.
Set up a spreadsheet and compare all your chosen venues. Remember to compare apples with 🍎.
Establish your top 3 venues and set up an appointment for a site tour/viewing.
VENUE SITE TOURS
Come prepared for your site tour. Re-read the packages on your way to the venue and be ready with your questions for your tour guide. We recommend having a smaller group for your first viewing.
Take it all in. It's overwhelming seeing a beautiful venue.
Let your mind run free with ideas and write them down.
DISCUSS AND BOOK
After viewing your top 3, discuss your decision with your nearest and dearest.
Request a formal quotation to accurately make the best decision for your dreams and budget, and make sure you have all the payment details.
Once decided on a venue, pop the venue a email with your preferred wedding date to confirm availability.
Once date is confirmed, send your venue the proof of payment of your booking fee, a copy of your ID and sign their packages/contract.
LET THE PLANNING COMMENCE
As soon as all the paper work is completed, a happy dance is mandatory
and the rest of the planning can begin!
With De La Mas Venue as your chosen venue, you can feel at ease that the team will hold your hand and assist you with every step that follows.