When it comes to weddings in a city, is there any place more spectacular than New York? The Big Apple inspires real-life love stories every day and continues to act as a backdrop for some of the world’s most romantic weddings. But with its iconic venues, picture perfect settings, and endless activities for guests, New York is in high demand come wedding season. For this reason alone, planning a wedding in NYC should begin well in advance.
There are a lot of mixed messages in terms of whether a couple should book their wedding venue or create a guest list first. But wedding venues in NYC are hard to come by and often book up a year or more ahead of the date – especially with so many couples from abroad traveling to New York for destination weddings. As long as you have a ballpark figure of how many people you plan to invite, source out a venue with a reasonable capacity range and book it as soon as possible.
Once your wedding venue and date are secured, send out those save the date postcards. Out-of-town guests, in particular, will appreciate the notice. To make things easier, use Basic Invite’s online service to create a custom save the date postcard with your engagement photo, or perhaps a motif that ties in with your wedding theme and décor.
The next step is to create your wedding invitation, allowing enough time for the design process so they’ll be ready to mail out six to eight weeks before the big day. Basic Invite offers more than 180 color options so you can customize your invitation suite, whether you have traditional wedding invitations in mind or something more modern.
A New York City wedding isn’t your average shindig, so you’ll want the first impression of your wedding to be a special one. With Basic Invite, you can order a printed sample of your invitation suite so you know exactly what it will look like before placing your final order. They also allow you to create the perfect bridal shower invite, as well as a personalized guest book for your wedding day. Try to coordinate the design of your save the dates, shower and wedding invitations, and guest book.
Next, you can move on to other wedding necessities like dresses, flowers, the caterer, music, etc. Planning a wedding in NYC doesn’t have to be stressful. The more you plan ahead and simplify each step, the more enjoyable your New York wedding will be when that big day finally arrives.
Do you have any tips for planning a wedding in NYC? Share with us, please!
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