The Rule of Threes can be found throughout life, business, and literature. When it comes to your wedding day, there are a few Rule of Threes in Wedding Planning to consider when planning your matrimonial bliss.
The BIG 3: When you first begin, before you can really do any kind of planning, there are three major aspects of your wedding that you need to decide on. In no particular order, the Big 3 are Location, Guest Count, and Estimated Budget. All three decisions are interdependent of each other. So consider which of the three is most important and build from there. For example, if you want 400 guests, then you need a venue that can accommodate that number and a budget that will stretch to cover your expectations for you and your guests. Once you have these 3 things locked down, you can begin your venue search and other planning activities.
3 Favs: You now know the city, approximate guest count, and estimated budget. Great start! Now imagine your dream day. Consider what you have seen or experienced at weddings you have attended. List out all the vendors and ideas you will need. Then go through the list and decide with your betrothed what on 3 things on that list are most important. This will help you allocate your budget to the items and vendors that are most valuable to your dream day.
3 Potential Vendors: Selecting the right vendors can potentially be a difficult task. From Planners to Photo Booths, it is a solid recommendation to interview three vendors from each category. Begin with your top 3 Favs. You may be sold on the first consultation, and that is ok! But if you want the added assurance that you made the right decision, look into two others before you secure a vendor. There are exceptions to this rule…if the shoe fits – buy it, sister!
With such a lovely number such as 3, we are confident that this list will get you off on the right foot. For additional help, check out our Style Quiz that will guide you through these decisions. Happy happy happy planning!
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