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Starting to Plan Your Wedding? The Normandy Farm Wedding Checklist Offers a Seamless Planning Timeli

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now, where to begin? With the seemingly endless amount of resources at your fingertips, paired with family and friends’ heartfelt recommendations, the planning process can prove to be quite overwhelming at times. But with a clear-cut checklist to keep you on track, you can walk down the aisle knowing you’re entering the next chapter of your life with a celebration that your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Budget, Guest List, and Venue

You may have heard that you can’t begin planning all the details for your wedding until you secure your venue, but in order to start the venue search, a budget and guest list need to be finalized. While it’s probably the least glamorous aspect of wedding planning, it’s crucial to sit down with anyone contributing to your special day and determine how much each party is willing to spend and on what (i.e. $25,000 on the venue).

Once the budget is set, talk about your guest list. Have you envisioned a more intimate affair with close family and friends? Or is your style a big fête with everyone you know and love? Certain venues may need to be crossed off the list if you can’t trim the guest list, and others might not be ideal for a smaller gathering.

Normandy Farm & The Belle's Wedding Checklist

If you end up at opposite ends of the spectrum (for example, a modest budget but a large guest list), then you might want to go into the venue search exploring non-traditional options. For example, Normandy Farm offers a “bubbles and bloodies” brunch-style wedding for $65 per person. If 11am is too early for you, a winter wedding is also a great way to save money to be able to invite even the most distant of cousins.

Florist/Photographer/DJ or Band

Make sure to secure your other vendors after you have the date and venue set. While there may seem like there are infinite options, a venue like Normandy Farm has trusted in-house partners, making planning a breeze as a one-stop-shop.

Once you cross these big-ticket items off your checklist, you’re well on your way to happily-ever-after. With onsite event coordinators, day-of maître d’s, and a dedicated bridal attendant, our team at Normandy Farm can guide you through the rest of wedding planning to make your wedding dreams a reality.

Take a look at our checklist to get started!

Located just 25 minutes from Center City Philadelphia and situated in the heart of Blue Bell, Pa.,Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center is more than a meticulously restored American landmark—it's a fully wired, high-tech hospitality venue. Relax on our grand terrace, sip a cocktail in America's oldest silo, play a challenging game of golf on our championship course, plan an event with us or dine on our delectable farm-to-table cuisine. It all adds up to One Historic Experience.

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