Tips to Prepare Your Dream Wedding

Planning a wedding is an exciting and sometimes stressful adventure that takes months of preparation. From booking venues and securing vendors to finalizing the ceremony and planning the menu, a lot of work goes into it. 

If you’re planning a wedding or bridal shower in Cleveland, you can simplify that process by working with The Aviator! We are your one-stop shop for your dream wedding. Our luxury event venue makes wedding planning easy and stress-free, from wedding planning to photography to flowers to catering.  

Not sure where to start? Read on! Our experienced wedding planners gathered this list of tips to help you even further simplify the planning process for your perfect day.

1. Decide On Your Priorities

The first step in wedding planning is to sit down with your partner and talk about your expectations and desires. Decide what’s most important to you as a couple. 

Do you have a huge guest list, or do you want a more intimate wedding? Do you want a luxury event venue? Are the food and drinks your priority? How many bridesmaids and grooms will you have?

Getting on the same page before you dive into planning helps ensure that there’s less miscommunication later on.

No matter what type of wedding you’re trying to plan, The Aviator has a space for you. We offer four different luxury event spaces designed for groups ranging from 20 to 400.   

2. Set Your Budget

The next step is to decide on a firm budget. Weddings are usually more expensive than you think they’ll be, but you should have an absolute limit in mind. This will help keep you from overextending yourself and looking back on your happy day with regret. 

You can spend as little or as much as you want, but you should be realistic about what your budget will get you. 

Once you’ve settled on a number you’re comfortable with, you can decide how to allocate your budget. This is where you align your priorities with your spending. Whether it’s the food, the photography, or the flowers, spend your budget on what you care about most.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly wedding venue, consider The Aviator’s all-inclusive micro-wedding package! It includes planning, flowers, photography, catering, and the venue for up to 120 guests, all for one comprehensive price.

3. Choose Your Venue

Location, location, location! It’s just as important in wedding planning as it is in real estate. 

Finding the right event venue plays a massive role in determining the cost of your wedding. The style of your venue will also influence the decor and what kind of food you serve. It also determines whether you’ll need a second location for your reception!

This step can feel overwhelming, but start by listing the most important details to you. This list might include an outdoor or indoor location, space for the reception, proximity to major highways, parking availability, or accessibility for guests with disabilities. 

Once you have your list, compile a list of event spaces for rent that match these qualities. Then make appointments to tour each place and narrow it down from there!

The Aviator offers four unique luxury event spaces for weddings and bridal showers of every size. We can accommodate the wedding ceremony and reception for up to 400 guests!

4. Start Shopping for Vendors

Once you’ve settled on a location, it’s time to think about vendors. Caterers, florists, photographers, furniture rental… It takes a lot of moving pieces to pull off a wedding! 

It’s tempting to save money by choosing the cheapest vendors. But remember, you don’t want to sacrifice quality and be disappointed on the big day. So find a happy medium and invest in the best vendors you can afford. 

If possible, look for packages and special deals to help reduce costs. Many luxury event venues will offer discounts on vendor services for booking at their location. 

For instance, The Aviator also offers comprehensive wedding planning services, wedding photography, florist services, and catering! You can bundle these services to save you money, time, and frustration. 

We also offer an all-inclusive micro-wedding package for 120 guests that covers everything from flowers to food.   

Make Your Fairy Tale Wedding a Reality

Contact The Aviator for more information about our wedding and bridal shower event venues. Call us at +1 (216) 770-5300 for booking information or stop by to take a tour of our available rental spaces.