Your Wedding Is Most Likely The Most Memorable Party You Will Ever Throw
Weddings are events that stay in the memory forever. There is a flurry of excitement as you plan this big event as it would probably be the biggest party you will throw for yourself. The whole planning experience can be pretty daunting too. Regardless of if the wedding is going to be a small or a lavish affair, the steps needed for planning it will remain the same. The basic concept of being able to glide through the planning and preparation is to focus on one thing at a time and do not overwhelm yourself. And of course, start planning as early a possible. Here is how you can plan the key elements of your wedding.
Start with Budgeting
This is one of the most crucial things that you will need to plan for your wedding. Budgeting may not be the most fun part, but it needs to be acknowledged and set at the beginning itself. Once the budget is set then the rest of the planning becomes easier as you will already know how much you can spend. You will not waste your time going through tons of vendors, dresses, and venues that are out of your budget. Sit with your partner, family members, and any other financial contributors to the wedding and finalize the total budget.
Put Together The Guest List
You actually will not know the exact amount of guests that came for your wedding until the day of the wedding itself. However, to be able to get a rough idea you should start putting together a guest list. This will help you to get a rough estimate of the number of people that should be expected for the event. The venue too will depend on the number of people as you will need to book different sized ones if you have 300 guests or if you have 50 guests.
Choose Venue And Date
Until you book the venue you will not be able to give the official date of the wedding. Choose a few potential dates and then check if the venue you are looking for is available on those days. Remember that some days could be more convenient but also more expensive for example if you want to have a wedding over the weekend or a public holiday. Choose a date after taking into account the work schedule of everyone, holiday, or any other conflicts that can arise. Once you have the number of guests and dates fixed, you can book the wedding venue. Once you have signed and booked the venue, the real fun starts.
Put Up A Wedding Website
For some people, this is not a very comfortable step to take but you can be assured that you will be glad you did it. When you build a wedding website you make it easy for all your guests to be in the loop with information about the big day. The wedding day presents too can be registered so you do not end up with a dozen home appliances that is the same. Make sure to include as many details as possible about the event like the date, time, locations, and if there is a theme that the guests need to follow.
Finalize The Vendors
There will be a huge number of vendors for different services that you’ll need to book for your wedding day. Look for local vendors so that you can reach out to them easily. If you are from Ohio then get an Ohio based Wedding Photographer, food supplier, music system professionals, and so on. This is because you can easily check their reviews and even ask around other people who have used their services. In case there are any changes to the wedding plan, you can reach out to the vendors and inform them about the changes.
Send The Invites
Your wedding plans now may be taking up proper shape. Create the final guest list and make sure everyone knows who is invited. The capacity of the venue should be kept in mind at all times as you cannot overcrowd it by inviting more people than the space can handle. The same goes for booking a huge venue and inviting fewer people as that will make the venue appear empty. Set a theme for the wedding and make invites accordingly. You can send invites over email or hand them over to people personally. However, make sure to mention on every invite that the guests need to confirm their presence so that the guest count is at least close to accurate.
Shop For Wedding Attire
This is definitely one of the best shopping events you will have so give yourself a lot of time to be able to pick the perfect dress for your important day. Sometimes a wedding dress can take months especially if you are getting it stitched in a customized manner. Do not wait until the last minute to get your wedding wardrobe ready. Make a list of all the events and different clothes, shoes, hair and make services and other things you will need and finish finalizing them in advance. Wedding events can last for a very long time so make sure that you take comfort into consideration. While wearing heels might be something that you will want to look fashionable in, at the same time standing in them for hours at a stretch may bum out the event for you.
Now that you will have all the key events properly planned, booked, and ready, the only thing that remains is to buy the wedding bands and show up for your wedding party. Remember to relax a bit before the big day. Refrain from going in for a big party as a hangover will work your nerves up before the wedding. Enjoy every minute of this beautiful occasion with your partner, family, friends, and loved ones. This event will mark a memory for a long time to come so enjoy every bit of it.
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