Weddings are one of the best and most special days of our lives, and we all want them to be perfect from the guests, venue, food, entertainment, clothes, and even the weather. However, sometimes things can go wrong, especially with poor planning.
That is why it is essential to plan your wedding perfectly, and here are some tips to help you with it.
1. Start early
The earlier you start planning the wedding, the better it will be for everyone. Start looking up the wedding dress styles, bakers, caterers, and even a venue. You can even start thinking about your guest list and how long it should be.
Planning early will give you enough time to examine everything and even sample things out, and make it possible for you to think and discuss what is perfect for everything. It also ensures that you do not forget anything, even the smallest details.
Ensure that you have a checklist of everything you will need, and tick each of them off as soon as you acquire them. Update that list every time you remember something you had forgotten.
2. Have a budget
One mistake that people make when planning for their weddings is diving at it without a clear budget, and they spend more than they originally anticipated. That can lead to some financial problems in the family once the ceremony is done.
Ensure that you come up with a fixed budget. Start with the main and important things like the dress and shoes, cake, and venue, and finish the small additional costs like beauty expenses and dress alterations.
To help with that, first, come up with a list of all expenses and have the estimated cost of each beside it.
3. Have people to help you
A wedding is a big event to plan on your own. Have your family members and some trusted friends help you with running some errands. That way, you will have more time to focus on some of the important things.
It also helps get the pressure and stress off you for more productivity and helps you focus on the big day and your vows.
4. Personalize your wedding
Your wedding is a day that you should remember for the rest of your life and the best way to do that is make it your own. Doing what you saw other people do at their wedding might see you not do some of the things you dreamt of doing at yours.
Have your checklist of activities, choose your favorite colors, flowers, dress, music, dessert, cake design, and venue because it’s a once in a lifetime experience, and you get no do-overs.
You can also have some personalized decorations to add some extra vibe, like a personalized wedding welcome sign that will make your wedding unique.
5. Get a good photographer
Photos are the only things that capture those happy moments you will want to see for the rest of your life, which is why you should settle for nothing but the best. Do your research and work on referrals if you do not have somebody in mind.
You can also have them a shoot before-hand that will help you choose who you want to capture your best memories. If you cannot do a shoot, ask them if they have some of the photographs they have taken in the past.
6. Decide the venue
Sometimes people are torn between different venues, like the beach or a garden. However, it is essential that you choose the venue based on the number of guests, the theme you want to go for, and the time of the year you are getting married.
If you are getting married in the summer, the beach will be a perfect venue. But if you plan on getting married during fall or spring, a garden would be a better venue because of the beautiful green and colored leaves.
You should also take time and visit each of the venues on your consideration list. Sometimes the venues might not look as they do in the photographs, and seeing it for yourself will help you see if it is what you want.
7. Get ready
You need to be ready for the big day, from writing and rehearsing your vows, practicing how to walk down the aisle. Also, ensure that you have a team of your close friends as your bridesmaid. Decide how you want your hair and ensure not to add or lose weight to fit in the dress.
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