Bride and Maid of Honor get ready to put the dress on.

Hudson Valley Wedding Planning Tips To Get You Started

Newly Engaged Couple embrace for a photograph after wedding proposal. Getting ready to plan Hudson Valley Wedding day
Engagement Photos in Piermont, NY

Hudson Valley wedding planning tips we put together for you will make your planning easy and fun.

Your family and friends can’t wait to celebrate and see you walk down the aisle. What’s next you ask, how do I plan a wedding? Where will it be? How many people? How much will it cost? So many questions!

I put together some of the first thoughts to check off the list so you can gain some wisdom in your Hudson Valley Wedding Planning adventure.

Best Time To Get Married In The Hudson Valley

Sunken Garden Ceremony at Paramount Country Club, New City, NY.

Do you have a favorite time of year? A Favorite Season? A Favorite Location? Do you want a Spring or Fall wedding? Winter Wonderland? A Rustic Barn Venue? You can visit our wedding venue guide to see some local venues that you may fall in love with.

Keep in mind the distance your guests will be driving, nearby hotels, seasonal honeymoon plans, and pricing for the peak dates.

Make Your Wedding Guest List

Wedding ceremony at The Surf Club on the Sound
Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Surf Club on the Sound

Making a guest list can be hard work but with the right tools it will save you so much time later. Create a data base for your wedding guests. Create columns per family and track things like RSVPs, gifts, hotel bookings and all other information you may want to track. This list will also be your first contact group as a couple. This list will also help you write your thank you note cards.

Plan Your Wedding Budget

Bride and Groom Kissing in the Rain. New Jersey Wedding Photos.
A beautiful moment in the rain at Rockleigh Country Club, Rockleigh, NJ.

Paying for a great wedding celebration is something you must plan on. A Hudson Valley Wedding Planner can help you with ideas but, you will need to have conversations about the finances. Knowing everyones expectations will avoid conflict after the wedding. There are ways to save money on wedding vendors and still get the same quality and style wedding day. As a wedding photo and video vendor, combination packages offer the bride and groom a better price if they book both services. This deal also helps us to create a better flowing story of your wedding day.

Find And Book Your Wedding Venue

Bride and Groom posing for photo in the ballroom at the View on the Hudson, a wedding planning venue in the Hudson Valley.
Bride and Groom in the Ballroom at the View on the Hudson Piermont, NY.

With those last 3 items checked off the list you will be prepared to visit catering halls. They will ask you how many guests you plan on, size of the bridal party, what is your budget and of course what season you prefer. Once you lock in your date you can call your favorite photographer, DJ, Band, Florist and any other wedding vendors you need for the wedding day of your dreams.

Time To Select Your Bridal Party

Bridesmaids on bed wearing satin robes after hair and makeup session. Wedding day in the Hudson Valley.
The Prep Photos, Robe Shots

You probably already have an idea who will be in your bridal party, you have been planning this day for years and your best friends will be ready to celebrate. When the time comes to ask your family and friends if they will stand up with you, be creative as possible. Planning a surprise party for them can be exciting and the reveal is so much fun. Some couples hand out gifts, t-shirts and cards to pop the questions. Some couples even make it a photo opportunity.

If you are planning on using a wedding planner in the Hudson Valley they will suggest some great vendors to help make your wedding day amazing. Our wedding tips can also help you if you get stuck.

Your next step is to start planning your wedding day details, engagement portraits will be a great idea to use for a save the date card. To set up a chat about your engagement session just click the contact button up top.

Hudson Valley Wedding Planning Tips

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