You have been dating for a while, and while you are having dinner, a band starts performing and gets your attention. You turn to tell your partner how exciting the night is and you find him on one knee, and he proposes. It was well orchestrated, and immediately you say yes, you start planning for an upcoming wedding. Your fiancé will help out along the way, but you will have most of the ball. Here are tips on how to plan for your own wedding.
- Find Out The Number of Guests That Will Attend
Guests come first. Your closest friends and relatives want to be witnesses of you and the groom. You should know how many will be attending before finding a venue. This is to ensure that there is enough space for everyone.
- Set Your Budget and Adhere to It
All the decisions you will make for the wedding are vital, and your budget will be a determinant. It’s common sense that it should be the first thing to sort out before proceeding with your plans. How much does a wedding cost? That’s a question you should ask your wedding planner, Google, or family friends.
If family members will be willing to chip in, ask them how much they wish to contribute. Add once you get the magic number, don’t plan beyond it.
- Find the Location or Venue
With your budget set, search for a venue. If you are getting hitched in a few months, it will be harder to find spots in popular venues. You can find other options, like ranches, an airfield, or your place of worship.
- Don’t Rush
Take things slowly and refrain from making quick decisions. Spend time to know vendors and the crew that will play strategic roles on the wedding day. Select the most convenient dates for you and also take your time to save money.
- Create a Priority List
What are the most important things in your wedding? I can bet it’s the food, entertainment, or shots of tequila and champagne.
Sit down with your fiancé and figure out how you want these three aspects of your wedding while you consider the budget.
- Listen to Mother Nature
The weather can ruin your big day, so check the trends. Some areas usually have bugs such as mosquitos during certain seasons.
It’s essential to have a plan B in case the weather changes for the worse.
- Look for Trustworthy Vendors
Once you have a budget, the venue, and guest list, you will be at a better position to think about the flowers, drinks, food, cake, the dresses, entertainment, etc.
Look for trustworthy and reliable vendors to enjoy a smooth experience. It’s better to spend more on a reputable vendor than saving money on an untrustworthy one.
- Consult Your Married Friends
The best people to talk to whenever you are in a situation are those who were in the same shoes. Your married friends can share their experiences and state what they wish they would have done differently.
If you are the first ones to get married in your friendship circle, you can consult your parents, or their friends and get to understand the do and don’ts.
- Make A Guest-Friendly Wedding Website
Your wedding guests and family members are concerned about your big day, and they’ll be asking a lot of questions.
To avoid endless emails, messages, calls, and voicemails, create a wedding website that has most of the details and ask them to check it out.
- Go for a Unique Style
It’s not necessary to do a specific wedding tradition just because people have been doing in the past. Say Goodbye to old school traditional weddings.
Your wedding should be unique. However, you can keep certain traditions that are important and mean something special.
The pre-wedding process is not only exciting but stressful as well. On the wedding day, you will exchange vows with your life partner and hopefully live happily ever after. You have to plan carefully ahead of that special moment.