With the hustle and bustle of the holiday, you may feel like taking a step back from planning, but the real answer is this is the best time to get your planning done! Here are just a few reasons you don’t want to take a holiday break.
Still Looking for a Wedding Venue?
September and October get busy for venues, since they are busy with events, they might not have time to do tours and respond to emails. This means November and December are great opportunities to set up tours for those dream wedding venues. They have photos for you that show what the property looks like throughout the year. so set up those tours now.
If you are planning a wedding further into 2025-2026 some venues open their calendars in January. You want to know when the date release is, so you have first come first serve on prime dates. (June, September, and October or all Saturdays) Here are some wedding venues we love here in the Twin Cities.
Benefits of Family Time!
Connecting with vendors in November and December means you can bring your options back to the family during your time together. Use your time more effectively. Decision paralysis can easily happen when wedding planning alone. Planning during the holidays can be helpful since you have family to weigh out the pros and cons. They can help create a budget, and sometimes, your family is helping financially so this is a good time to have some of those harder conversations about where the money is coming from and what they can do to contribute. (Keep reading to see why they would also benefit and appreciate you making the decision before the end of the year.)
Save Your Money
Let’s talk 2023 pricing, here at Complete Weddings + Events Minneapolis, as with many other vendors, we raise our pricing on January 1st each year! If you are getting married in 2026 that is two price increases that you can avoid by locking in your services before the end of the year! So don’t wait.
On top of that early birds often catch big discounts! Finding your vendors early might mean you can save some cash. We all learned about supply and demand in school, right? This applies here. When lots of vendors are still available for your date it means prices can be discounted but as availability closes in so does the savings. You may pay full price, or even a surcharge when you could have gotten it for less.
Did You Say, “Less Stress”?
Planning a wedding is a lot of work! When you check things off your wedding to-do list early you have more time with your vendors, this helps your vendors understand exactly what your dream wedding vision is and how to make that vision become a reality. This means you can relax knowing you’ve got the important stuff sorted out and a team you can trust. Here at Complete Weddings the moment you inquire you can connect with a personal event consultant who will help you figure out exactly what you need for each service.
We offer photography, videography, photobooth, DJ, and coordination, how much time do you need? Do you need a second photographer, an engagement session, or ceremony music? Let us help walk you through the day so you can see what you need and what you don’t. Let’s not forget our seamless and stress-free as possible online event planner for road mapping and payment for all of your services with us, all in one place. Who wouldn’t want that peace of mind?
You Have the Ability to Avoid Heartbreak
Imagine finding the perfect photographer or venue, only to find out they’re already booked on your day. Ouch! Booking early means you won’t have to deal with that disappointment. Nearly 40% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day meaning more people start planning after the new year! Your vendors will fill in prime dates quickly come January! You could hire a company that has a cohesive look, style, and feel for photography and videography, they tend to have more availability so if your first option is not available, they already have a second option lined up for you to take a look at. (By they I mean us, here at Complete.) 🙂
Now you have read enough about why not to take a holiday break and booking your wedding vendors before the year ends is a smart move. It’s less stressful, more fun, cost-effective, and ensures your dream wedding becomes a reality! So, get on it and make your special day as amazing as it can be! Here is a list of our preferred vendors.