Wedding planning can be exciting and stressful at the same time. There are so many small details to coordinate, and many of them can become overwhelming.
Wedding planning can be exciting and stressful at the same time. There are so many small details to coordinate, and many of them can become overwhelming. However, while planning a wedding can be a lot of work, it all really comes down to figuring out what you want. You can make your wedding a day you’ll never forget if you plan it carefully. This post will cover six vital things to keep in mind.
Plan The Playlist
Music is one of the most significant factors in any wedding. Some couples choose to have a live band, while others opt for a DJ. It is crucial to select the right music to suit the couple and their guests when planning a wedding. Moreover, wedding songs are those that appeal to a broad audience and set the tone of the event. Therefore you should choose wisely. Although it can seem like a daunting task to find music that appeals to everyone, there are some steps you can take that will make the process more manageable:
Work together: Wedding planning is a highly stressful event, but by combining resources with your future spouse, you can divide the amount of effort it takes to accomplish specific tasks. Creating a playlist is one of those tasks. You should make time to sit together and discuss what music you both agree on and which will be most appropriate for the occasion.
Choose a DJ or band: In the same way that a photographer can make or break your wedding, so can the band or DJ. Therefore, you should select them carefully and discuss your options.
Ensure you have a mixture of tunes: While this might be your big day, you need to understand that you will have guests. Therefore, no matter how much you might want to put “Marry You” by Bruno Mars on repeat, your guests might be overjoyed!
Try to blend the music with your theme: If you have chosen a theme for your ceremony (more on that later), you might consider selecting the tunes based on that particular motif.
Ensure the music matches each step: Weddings contain several different stages, and you should ensure that the music matches each step.
Hire A Professional Photographer
One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make for your big day is choosing your wedding photographer. You want to make sure that you have someone who will capture the best moments and present them to you in a memorable way. Some couples choose a professional wedding photographer, while others opt for a friend or colleague. However, unless your friend is a professional, it is often best to hire someone with experience. Wedding photography is a challenging discipline, and you need to go with someone who has extensive experience and brings along an assistant to capture backups. Nevertheless, the decision comes down to personal preference, but there are some factors that both parties should consider before making their decision:
What type of photography do you prefer?
What are your shooting style preferences?
What kind of images do you want?
How much time do you have available?
How much money are you willing to spend on the event?
Furthermore, many couples now can choose multi-discipline photographers who can also provide them with a movie of the ceremony and reception.
Choose The Venue Wisely
The venue can play a significant role in the experience of a wedding. For example, suppose you’re planning on having an outdoor wedding. In that case, you will need to factor in various variables that an indoor event doesn’t require, such as the weather forecast and contingency plans. Nonetheless, there are several factors that you should consider regardless of whether it is indoor or outdoor, including:
Location: The location of your event should be easily accessible for the largest number of guests. If it is too challenging to get there, you might find that many simply choose not to come, which can ruin your day.
Size: Check-in advance if your chosen location can accommodate the number of people you have invited. Too large, and you will lose the intimacy, but too small, you could find yourself dealing with issues you don’t need on the big day.
Budget: Everything you want to do for your wedding will be influenced by your budget, none more so than the location. Ensure that you have an ample budget to select the perfect venue.
Availability: Before sending out the invitations, you must check if your first choice is available. Wedding venues that are in high demand tend to fill up quickly, so you should book early.
Select A Caterer You Trust
Every bride wants to have the perfect wedding, which is why it is crucial to choose a great caterer for your special day. You want to be sure that they are professional, have a good reputation, and can provide all the food and services you need for your big day. They will be responsible for everything from the cake to the reception meals and everything in between related to food. It will be up to you to discuss what you want and if they can accommodate a range of dietary requirements that your guests might have.
Decide On A Theme
While most couples opt for a traditional wedding, you might consider making yours more memorable by creating a themed wedding. A themed wedding is a wedding that is put together with different styles and themes and is not just about the theme or style of it but also about what you want your guests to experience. You need to decide how much commitment to your chosen theme you are willing to make before planning a themed wedding. Even if you don’t want to go to extremes, you can still include a touch of the theme in some aspects of your wedding, such as the catering and decor.
Allocate A Decent Budget To Everything
The budget for a wedding can vary from couple to couple and from region to region. Nevertheless, the most important thing is to set an appropriate budget for your wedding. Establishing a budget will help manage expenses, keep track of what has been spent, and ensure that all the money is used efficiently. Additionally, you should set aside a contingency fund to ensure things go smoothly even when things don’t go as planned.
The most important thing about planning a wedding is knowing what you want. As long as you have allocated a large enough budget and plenty of time, everything should go more smoothly than you expected.
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