How to Plan a Wedding in Sedona Arizona
Your Big Day: How to Plan a Wedding in Sedona Arizona. Planning your wedding should be an exciting time and something that makes you look forward to taking the next step in your life. It’s a chance to celebrate you and your partner in the company of all your favorite family and friends! And Sedona is the perfect place to make it happen. The stunning red rocks and vegetation will only add to the magic of your special day! Not to mention, Sedona has lots to offer in the way of wedding resources to make your day a success. Skip the stress by reading our Sedona wedding planning tips to help guide your process!
Start By Thinking Big
Begin by considering the big picture of your wants and needs. Don’t stress yourself out by planning minor details – you first want to develop a vision for your wedding! You’ve already decided on Sedona as your destination, which will help immensely in guiding your planning! Keep in mind that Sedona experiences all four seasons, each bringing different weather and changes to the landscape. Spring and summer are when Sedona is in bloom, with lush green plant life and lots of rain. In fall, the leaves change color, producing beautiful shades of red, brown, and yellow. Winter, of course, is the chilliest season. You might see a dusting of snow on the red rocks, but Sedona doesn’t get much snowfall. Decide what season best fits your wedding vision and aesthetic, and narrow down a wedding date from there!
Calculate Your Costs
Sure, deciding on a budget for your wedding isn’t really the most thrilling part of the process. But it is important and will affect the rest of the decisions you make! Start by making a list of essentials that must be included in your wedding, such as a venue, vendors, a wedding dress and tux, and wedding photography. (Also, keep seasonal costs in mind – a spring wedding during Sedona’s peak season will likely cost more than a winter wedding during the off-season.) Then, consider how much you can comfortably spend and divide that total budget among each expense you’ll need to pay for. Consider areas where you can save money and don’t forget to keep extra money on hand for surprise expenses!
Work With Your Wedding Party
If you’ve got your budget down, it’s time to start thinking about your wedding party and guest list! Figuring out how many people you’d like to invite can help you choose a venue and vendors that match your needs. And the sooner you pick your bridesmaids and groomsmen, the sooner you can enlist their help with planning! Keep everyone in the loop about wedding plans and don’t forget to show them that their assistance is much appreciated! And if you have any friends or family who live in Sedona or know the area, don’t hesitate to ask for their help in decision-making!
Get a Good View of Venues
Now for the fun stuff! Choosing a venue is what will really help bring your wedding vision to life. Sedona has a variety of venues for every taste – emphasizing beautiful views that are a great background for photos. Agave of Sedona is a banquet hall venue that’s perfect for any time of year. Its southwestern-style architecture complements the red rock cliffs, with sun-baked adobe brick and full-length windows that will give you the view of a lifetime!
If you’re a fan of the classic wedding ceremony, Tlaquepaque Chapel might be a great fit for you. It was crafted in the style of a traditional Mexican village and will add a stunningly historic touch to your special day. Remember to give yourself enough time to research venue options and costs. If you can, check them out in person! Here is a great list of Sedona wedding venues to help you in your search.
Book Your Vendors
Congratulations! Picking vendors is the final step in your wedding planning process. Think about what kind of food, decorations, music, and other details you’d like to include. Mountain High Flowers and Sedona Fine Art of Flowers do some amazing wedding bouquets. Also consider other services like hair and makeup artists. Sedona Beauty Team is a go-to for hair and makeup that will keep you looking flawless! If you’re not sure where to start, Sedona Wedding Services has a helpful guide to the best vendors in the area. Just don’t forget to book vendors in advance, especially if you’re hosting a wedding during Sedona’s peak season! With all your wedding plans in place, it’s your time to shine in Sedona!
Plan a Wedding in Sedona Arizona
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