3 Ways to Start Wedding Planning

3 Ways to Start Wedding Planning

So, you’ve become engaged and have set a date for your wedding. Congratulations! Now the real fun begins as you start planning your special day. There are three major steps you need to take to begin wedding planning, then everything else will come naturally.

Build a Guest List

The first, and arguably most important, step you should take to begin planning for your wedding, is to begin putting together a guest list. By knowing the general number of attendees, the next steps will become much easier. Not everyone that gets invited will be able to attend, keep this in mind when determining your finished guest list.

Create a Budget

Once the guest list is completed, you will undoubtedly have a pretty good idea of how much the wedding will cost as well as other costs that will come up. Itemize all of your expenses based on the number of people you expect to be in attendance. A budget is important because it can help determine other aspects of your wedding as well, like the venue!

Choose a Venue

Now that you have the guest list done and have created a budget, it is important to find a suitable venue as the next wedding planning step. In most cases, the venue should be booked far in advance to avoid losing the chance to have your wedding at your preferred venue. Venues can often be narrowed down by location and the type of venue.

Make sure the venue of your choice fits your wedding style and provides adequate space for your pre-determined guest list. The location of the venue is also very important for a wide variety of reasons. If family or friends come in from out of town, they will need somewhere to stay nearby and have easy access to the venue.


If you are currently looking for a unique venue for your event, Stokely Event Center can make sure your special day is unforgettable. Guests will love the free-to-play games and a wide assortment of decorative signs. With the flexibility of catering in outside food and drinks, event menus can fit a variety of preferences. Our sound system, projector and screen are included for one great price to meet your audio/visual needs. If you are interested in reserving Stokely Event Center, please call us at 918-664-4724 or complete our online request form. We can’t wait to be part of your special event!