Wedding planning tips and tricks

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You said “yes”! Now what? Guest list, venue, fall or summer—with so many decisions to make, planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Fear not! Here are some tips and tricks to get you started.

 

The Internet is your friend. Start a few Pinterest boards, maybe save some style ideas on Instagram. Soon enough, a pattern will emerge and clear direction is not far behind. You don’t have to make all your decisions right now; it’s okay to change your mind as the planning process develops.

 

Start with a budget, which will help you make better decisions.  Then hire a professional! We might be biased, but insider information and professional assistance navigating choices will save time, money, and probably your sanity. There are planners, coordinators, and designers to fit most budgets and we firmly believe that the professional help will pay for itself in the end.

 

Prioritize. Do you dream of lush florals? Do textured linens make your heart skip a beat? Have you been swooning over a photographer’s work online? Is it imperative that menu be crafted to impress? Make a list of what matters and allocate your budget accordingly.

 

Ask friends for vendor referrals.

 

Research your vendors! Ask for testimonials, which reputable vendors can provide without issue. If they can’t, it’s a red flag.

 

Narrow your choices. Once you have a vision of what you want, narrow to three vendors who match it. Connect with them to see if you mesh, compare pricing and availability, and you should find your best fit.

 

Let your personalities shine! Make your event personal and unique by incorporating things that make you and your fiancé who you are, separately and as a couple.

 

Choosing hair and makeup professionals who hew closely to your everyday look. You want them to enhance your beauty, not make you look like someone else.

 

Be absolutely upfront and honest with all your vendors. If you don’t like something, speak up! We work for you and will do everything in our power to make you happy.

 

Don’t try to be superhuman. If you are not able to hire a professional to assist with planning, delegate. Trying to do it all yourself will keep you from enjoying the journey. And don’t forget about your fiancé! It’s easy to lose sight of one another in the midst of planning, color swatches, menus, glassware selections, venue layouts. Check in with them and breathe a little. Hold each other close and enjoy making decisions together. It is not always easy, but it can be special, memorable, and fun!

 

Style for Every Occasion

All Season Rental

5885 Transit Road

East Amherst, NY 14051

716-688-9531

rentrightnow.com

 

ANNARLETTE

3959 Main Street

Amherst, NY 14226

716-833-7000

annarlette.com

 

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel

8315 Park Road

Batavia, NY 14020

585-343-3750

bataviadownsgaming.com

 

Belhurst Castle

4069 West Lake Road

Geneva, NY 14456

315-781-0201

belhurst.com

 

Buffalo Limousine

62 Clyde Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14215

800-599-2088

buffalolimousine.com

 

Capello Salon & Spa

5422 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

716-634-4111

9424 Transit Road

East Amherst, NY 14051

716-639-8019

6461 Transit Road

Depew, NY 14225

716-288-7111

capellosalon.com

 

Cara Mia Pet Resort

6429 Transit Rd

East Amherst, NY 14051

716-568-2272

caramiapetresort.com

 

The Columns Banquets

2221 Transit Road

Elma, NY 14059

716-674-3241

thecolumnsbanquets.com

 

Danahy’s

3206 Sheridan Drive

Amherst, NY 14226

716-831-0773

danahys.com

 

Excuria Salon and Spa

5725 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

716-839-3106

excuriaspa.com

 

Feel Rite Fresh Markets

2141 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14216

716-837-7661

3521 Seneca Street

West Seneca, NY 14224

716-675-6620

1445 Niagara Falls Boulevard

Buffalo, NY 14228

716-834-3385

6000 South Park Avenue

Hamburg NY, 14075

716-649-6694

5425 Transit Road

Williamsville NY, 14221

716-636-1000

feel-rite.com

 

Furs by Russell

4446 Main Street

Snyder, NY 14226

716-839-5900

fursbyrussell.com

 

Half & Half

1088 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222

716-239-1652

Facebook page 

 

The Jacqueline Shoppe

5522 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

716-631-2722

jacquelineshoppe.biz

 

The Jeweler’s Studio

4130 North Buffalo Road

Orchard Park, NY 14127

716-662-8228

thejewelersstudio.com

 

Little Black Dress Shop

3527 North Buffalo Road

Orchard Park, NY 14127

716-662-3765

littleblackdress.biz

 

Oliver’s

2095 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14216

716-877-9662

oliverscuisine.com

 

Renew Bath & Body

927 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222

716-881-0177

renewbathandbody.com

 

RJZ Photography

716-997-7017

rjzphotography.com

 

Roycroft Inn

40 South Grove Street

East Aurora, NY 14052

716-652-5552

roycroftinn.com

 

Salvatore’s Hospitality

Italian Gardens Restaurant

Garden Place Hotel

The Delevan Hotel & Spa

6461 Transit Road

716-683-7990

salvatores.net

 

Second Chic

810 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222

5454 Main Street,

Williamsville, NY 14221

141 Buffalo Street,

Hamburg, NY 14075

716-882-8222

 

Dr. Mark Sorrentino

Brisbane Building

403 Main Street, Suite 510

Buffalo NY, 14203

716-852-7262

visionsource-drmarksorrentino.com

 

Spa Niagara LLC.

6932 Williams Road, Suite 1700

Niagara Falls, NY 14304

716-205-0039

spaniagarausa.com

 

Thin Ice

719 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222

716-881-4321

thiniceonline.com

 

Turnstyle Design

298 Ashland Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222

716-362-0790

turnstylebuffalo.com

 

Two Wheels Bakery & Café

435 Ellicott Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

716-370-1505

Facebook page

 

Village Designs

448 Elmwood Ave

Buffalo, NY 14222

716-881-7800

6449 Transit Road

East Amherst, NY 14051

716-428-5300

villagedesigns.shop

 

The Westin Buffalo

250 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14202

716-954-4162

westinbuffalo.com

 

Wheatberry Bake Shop

3985 Harlem Road

Snyder, NY 14226

716-839-3500

wheatberrybakeshop.com

 

White Birch + Burlap

4790 North French Road

East Amherst, NY 14051

716-689-5861

whitebirchandburlap.com

 

Wild Things

224 Lexington Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14222

716-882-3324

wildthingsartisans.com

 

Yours Truly

6045 Goodrich Road

Clarence Center, NY 14032

716-741-4500

yourstrulypaperie.com

 

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