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Even if you are a beginner in the wedding planning scene it is very clear from day one what you must list will vaguely look like. Here is a hint:
Wedding Planning To Do List:
Once you have these items ticked off the box you will be able to draw up a schedule of the event and slot in each component (the cake-cutting, the first dance). We recommend that you get your first suggested draft from your caterer, as they will have experience in the full wedding planning process.
Right, now that you have your ‘to do list’ – where to start:
First step: The Wedding Venue
Finding the right wedding venue is not only about liking someone else’s wedding photographies. As I run two very different business I get to see many people making site inspections to wedding venues in Ibiza and I can tell you that, it is not the beauty that connects people, but the vibe to the location (call me hippie if you like, but trust me that this really does happen, and that is the magic of this island!). So, start by judging the book by the cover and make your Top 5 or 6 venues (if you can reduce this number then fab!). Then, check that they are all reasonably in your budget and go ahead and book your tickets to visit Ibiza. Yes! I said visit. Visiting your wedding venue is such an important step when planning your own Ibiza wedding.
Site inspections are not something that should be underestimated, and recognising that you are not a professional in the industry means that you will need to keep a few aspects to bear in mind.
Second step: Plan Your Ibiza Site Visit
Now that you know your dates, plan your stay in Ibiza and make the most out of it. Draw up a schedule of those 2-4 days you’ll be spending on the island and maximize your wedding planning like a pro!
Here is an example of how to optimise your site visits:
Third step: Fill in the Gaps
Once the sun has gone, schedule a few suppliers that you have short listed and meet up with you. We recommend:
Fourth step: Wrap it up
Before you land back home, try and make sure that you have all your notes in place. If you drag this homework back with you, it is most probable that this will pile up with your usual work and home duties. Remember that being your part-time wedding planner implies that you will have to wear your wedding planner hat at times, and this should always be the case while visiting Ibiza before the event (unless you specifically plan for a wedding planned day off).
Once you get back home, dedicate some time and email all suppliers you have met to thank them for their time and to provide them with an estimate time line of decision making.
This blog is managed by Cristina who writes from her own experiences or from questions she knows that her clients have during their first stages of planning their Ibiza wedding. Feel free to include your comments and questions below - we love writing this blog!