Newly engaged over the holidays? Not sure what to do next? Once the initial shock of being engaged wears off, you’ll need to make a lot of decisions! We’ve got a few tips for you to make wedding planning just a little easier.

1. Pick a FEW Dates

Everyone will be asking, “have you set a date”?! Chances are you haven’t even had time to think about it. Your date will depend on many factors including family, friends, and venue. Pick a few dates that could potentially work and then choose the best one.

2. Set the Budget

Sit down with your families and figure out how much everyone is contributing . This number will affect every decision and purchase you make, so be sure to work out your budget before you start planning. Ball can help here! While many facilities won’t allow you to provide your own wine, beer and bar setups, Ball welcomes this – often saving couples hundreds of dollars or more in the beverage category

3. Consider a Consultant

If you’re a super-busy couple, have demanding jobs or have big dreams for your wedding weekend, then you should hire a full-time wedding planner to help you prepare your entire event, from the announcement to the honeymoon. You can also hire a part-time consultant to devise a wedding blueprint — including budget, schedule, and lists of good vendor and site choices — before you launch solo into the preparations. Another option is a day-of coordinator, who will make sure everything goes smoothly on your wedding day. We recommend Simple Elegance.

4. Choose Your Wedding Party

Now it’s your turn to propose to your bridesmaids and groomsmen . Remember, the earlier you ask, the sooner you can enlist their help. And keep in mind that your wedding party is agreeing to spend their hard-earned money and donate their precious time — be considerate and kind by informing everyone about all your plans, showing them a good time and making sure they know how much you appreciate them .

5. Book Your Wedding at Ball!

Your wedding will be better than you ever imagined when you book our ballroom! There are endless possibilities for decorating and we have a whole list of resources you can use on our site. Located in Olathe, brides from Overland Park to Leawood and Shawnee to Lenexa have found Ball Event Center a convenient southern alternative to the traffic jams of the city. And our new landscaping makes the modern entryway even more inviting! Give us a call, we’re glad to show you around and help you plan your special day!

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Call (913) 322-4980 for more details!