If you’re newly engaged, congratulations! You and your partner undoubtedly have a lot on your to-do list as you look forward to your new life together. One of the first things you probably did after getting engaged was setting a date for your big day. If you’re one of many couples dreaming of an idyllic summer wedding, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of starting your planning early.

Here are three reasons why you should start planning your summer wedding well ahead of time:  

1. Secure Your Venue

The perfect venue can make your wedding day memorable not just for you, but for all your wedding guests. If you wait until the last minute to reserve a venue for your ceremony and reception, the odds are good another couple will have already snagged the location you had your heart set on. You can avoid this disappointment by booking a venue as soon as you’ve decided on your wedding date.

2. Don’t Skip Sending Save-the-Dates

If you can’t imagine celebrating your wedding day without certain friends and family there, save-the-dates are your best friend. Summer is prime vacation time, especially for families with school-aged children. Send an announcement at least six months ahead of time so all your intended guests can plan accordingly. If your wedding will be in June, that means you’ll need to have your save-the-dates out in December, so don’t dawdle!

3. Set a Wedding Budget

If you don’t plan your wedding-related expenses early, your costs could get out of hand before you realize it. Savvy spenders can find ways to save money on some aspects of the wedding, but there may be specific details about your special day where you’re willing to pay more to get exactly what you’ve always pictured. Setting a budget in advance can help you determine where you can splurge and where you need to cut back.

Your Dream Summer Wedding at Foxboro Ranch Estates

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Coconino National Forest, the clubhouse at Foxboro Ranch Estates makes an ideal setting for any wedding. Whether you’d like to have a large celebration or a smaller, more intimate ceremony, we have wedding dates available June through September. Say your vows in style and make lifelong memories among our incredibly scenic Northern Arizona views.