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The Wedding Planning Tips You Need for Your Big Day

It happened! He got down on one knee; you said yes, and now you can go off and live happily ever after, right? Well, almost. You need to plan everything, and we know how stressful it can be. Don’t panic! You’ve got this, and we’re here to help. We put together a list of the top three wedding planning tips to make the process as smooth as possible, and get you closer to your big day with all the peace and serenity you deserve! Read on to discover our advice and learn why Silver Birches is the ideal place for your event. Do you want more local recommendations? Download our free Vacation Guide  and learn about the best restaurants, events, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more!

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Here’s How You Can Organize the Best Wedding at Silver Birches

Give Yourself Some Time

When it comes to planning your wedding, the most important thing (and really the first thing you should consider) is the date. Without a date, you can’t book vendors or find a venue, and the latter one is the most crucial. Start by looking around and deciding what kind of atmosphere you want for your special day. Is it something rustic? Modern? Exotic? No matter what you decide, your venue should reflect it.

Now, some venues can be highly selective and have extremely long waiting lists. Before getting too excited with one, make sure it’s available within your timeframe. If you are dead set on a specific place, be willing to wait a year or more to get married. If you want to get married quickly, your options will be more limited. So, the main lesson here is, the sooner you start, the better!

Get Organized

Once you have a date, you can officially start organizing your wedding. We recommend making a checklist to give you an idea of your priorities each month, and avoid being in a constant state of stress for the next 6 to 12 months. A common question is, “What do I start with?” Well, here’s a little timeline that might help:

Twelve to Six Months Out

  • Set a budget
  • Determine the wedding party
  • Choose the day-of coordinator
  • Book the photographer and/or videographer
  • Book the venue and/or church
  • Create an invitation list

Five to Four Months Out

  • Create a wedding website
  • Buy the dress
  • Send Save the Dates
  • Book catering company
  • Create registries
  • Book the florist and rentals
  • Book a DJ
  • Book hair and makeup appointments
  • Plan the honeymoon

Three Months to One Month Out

  • Buy wedding bands
  • Send invites
  • Purchase wedding favors
  • Determine seating chart

Tip: Before diving into researching vendors and actually booking things, talk to your partner about the three areas you’d like to budget the most money. That will help you prioritize your to-do list!

Let Us Bring Your Vision to Life

If you’re dreaming of a Poconos wedding, Silver Birches is your perfect venue! Not only do we offer a top-notch location with incredible views, but we can also help you organize your big day in the best way possible. Indeed, the only thing we overlook here is the lake! Our dedicated staff will help you go through the planning process of the reception, cocktail hour, the ceremony, even the wedding cake! The Waterfront at Lake Wallenpaupack can welcome up to 250 guests, so whether you wish to have an intimate wedding or a big celebration, we can make it happen.

We offer a variety of wedding packages to fit your needs and make your vision comes to life. Do you want to hear the best part yet? Our packages can be customized! So don’t wait another minute. Call our office and let’s discuss your big plans today at 570-226-4388.

Start Your New Life in Style at Silver Birches!

That’s it! You know where to start with your wedding plans, and all you have to do is find the perfect place. Have your magical day at Silver Birches and let the charm of our Pocono Mountains resort sweep you off your feet! Between the stunning landscapes and our exquisite views of Lake Wallenpaupack, you won’t find a more perfect place for your big day.

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