First, CONGRATULATIONS! Being engaged is one of the most thrilling moments of your life, but can also be one of the most challenging. Filled with bewildered excitement, you've shared the news, flashed the sparkly ring, and basked in the warm wishes from friends and family. But as the initial euphoria starts to settle, you may find yourself wondering, what's next? As you embark on this journey together, we are here to help alleviate the planning process and pressure of the perfect day and make this exciting time in your life an unforgettable experience for you and your fiancé.
We know that getting engaged brings a whirlwind of emotions and questions from your loved ones, and it can be a bit overwhelming. But fear not, newly engaged couples! Your award-winning Pure Joy Catering Event Team is here to guide you seamlessly through this planning together.
To give you a head start, our incredible Senior Sales & Event Planner, Patrick Ward, has some invaluable advice for you with his over 40 YEARS (OMG!) in the wedding industry. Here’s a sneak peek into the FIVE ESSENTIAL STEPS you should do after getting engaged.
Enjoy the Moment: Before concentrating on the details of table arrangements take this time to savor this moment together. It goes quickly, before you know it you will be walking down the aisle and this time for most is once in a lifetime. Crack open that bottle of champagne you've been holding on to and drink to each other!
Dream Up Your Ideal Wedding: Start imagining what your perfect day looks like. Think about the style, theme, and overall vibe you want for your wedding that speaks to both of you as a couple. Remember to keep in mind that flexibility and compromise are key. There's a good chance you can't get your spring floral arrangements for your October wedding.
Choose your Date and Venue: Dates fill up quickly, especially at coveted wedding venues. Easy and always current with new and exciting locations, Santa Barbara Venues, can help find the venue from Malibu to San Luis Obispo that is right for your day. If you find a venue that you love with a date open, don't wait! Wedding season is typically June through October with the busiest (and priciest dates) are July through September.
Hire a Trusted Wedding Coordinator: A reliable wedding coordinator can be a lifesaver. They bring expertise, organizational skills, and a calm head to your wedding planning. They do this for a living, know the ins and outs of the industry, and can keep an eye out for any issues that could arise during the process. A coordinator can help you stay on track with your vision, budget, and timeline, and can handle the little details that you might overlook.
Book an Amazing Caterer: Once the I-Do's are said, the first thing your guests are thinking about is party time! Choosing a trusted and reliable caterer leaves a lasting impression on your wedding and is a crucial component. Pure Joy Catering offers award-winning cuisine as the continuously voted #1 caterer in Santa Barbara that creates a menu specially designed with each couple in mind! Patrick can guide you from initial tasting, rentals, venue assistance, and of course the delicious food!
These initial steps are just the beginning of your wedding planning journey, but also the most critical. Each one brings you a step closer to turning your dream wedding into a reality. Pure Joy Catering is ready to help you have the perfect day and now it's time to Contact Patrick to take you from "Yes!" to "I Do!".
Ready to have the Best Wedding ever?
We would love to learn more about the vision of your perfect wedding day to start the planning journey and offer catering proposals based on your needs.