You couldn’t be happier to be engaged to the love of your life and are eager to start a life together. Everything feels so surreal, and you are counting down the months till you can say “I do” to your significant other. However, planning a wedding is not a walk in the park. There are numerous moving parts that need to work harmoniously for your big day to be a success. This article will give you a step-by-step guide to planning your big day.
Set your wedding budget
Budgeting is one of the most challenging tasks when planning a wedding. However, it is a necessary task that you need to get out of the way to avoid hiccups, such as falling in love with a venue that you cannot afford. Organize a meeting with your wedding committee, parents, and key contributors, formulate a budget and jot down how much each vendor and service will cost.
Draft a guest list
Your budget will dictate how many people you can comfortably invite to your wedding ceremony. However, you might not have the final guest list till later in the planning process. It is also important to note that your guest list will influence your chosen venue.
Get your wedding rings
The most essential accessory you wear on your wedding day is your wedding ring. You will also wear them for the rest of your days together, so it is crucial to get them right. You could get custom wedding rings that fit perfectly with a touch of personality. For instance, you could get a ring with a design like say a solitaire, halo, hidden halo, or perhaps solitaires with accents. Take your pick and provide your loved one with something memorable.
Decide on the dates
It would be best to consider potential wedding dates before you start hunting for a venue. First and foremost, consider the season you would like to get hitched. We also suggest you consider whether you are open to getting married during the off-peak season when the prices are cheaper. When planning your wedding date, think about work schedules, school programs, and holidays.
Select an appropriate venue
After you are satisfied with your budget and guest list and have decided on the wedding date, selecting a venue would be next. We advise you to visit the place in person to get a feel of the venue and start visualizing how you would like the setup. It would also be wise to carefully read the venue’s contract and rules before signing on the dotted line.
Book vendors in advance
The professionals you hire will determine whether your big day will be a success or a big flop. On average, you will need about 13 vendors, including caterers, wedding photographers, and DJs, to ensure everything runs smoothly. It would be wise to identify and book the vendors in advance to avoid the last-minute rush or finding out one vendor has another event to attend.
That’s it about planning your wedding. Remember, you can’t do it all on your own. So, delegate some of the duties to your friends and family, so you do not feel too overwhelmed. They will most likely be ecstatic to help bring your dream wedding to life. We hope the guidelines in this article have been insightful.