He popped the big question, you said “Yes” and now it’s time to get this show on the road. Choosing the venue, the dress, the flowers, making the guest list, calling the caterer are just some of the many duties that will precede the big day. The only problem is, you do not really know how and when to start planning for the wedding. Fortunately, with this guide you will be able to plan the wedding of your dreams in a blink of an eye.
The first thing you should do is decide how much money you want to spend on the wedding. It is an essential step in wedding planning, because everything else will depend on it. Your dress, your groom’s suit, the venue, the flowers, everything has to be within the price range. Sit down with those who will help you with the expenses and agree on the highest amount you should spend.
Set the Date
I’m sure you already know the season in which you want to have your wedding, but it is time you also decided on the exact month and day. You must also be prepared that the original date you wanted might not be available for the venue you pick, so make sure you have the backup date. What is more, the backup date is also good in case anything unexpected happens, and the whole event has to be postponed. Once you think about the weather, vacation time, holidays, and many other dates you and your guests will not be able to save for the wedding day, you might even need three different dates. Better safe than sorry.
Hire a Wedding Planner
If you haven’t considered this option, we strongly recommend you to consider it. A professional will be there to provide you with the best help, because they are the highest qualified people that can actually handle every little problem, and help you arrange all the details that will make your big day special. What is more, if you and your husband to be are both working full time, it is highly unlikely you will be able to plan everything on your own. Once the wedding planner is in charge, everything will be going smoothly. You will be able to pick your dress, hairstyle and everything regarding the ultimate bridal look.
Make a List
Now we have come to the guest list. Even though you will probably want to invite every single person you know, chances are your budget or the venue will not allow you to do so. It is crucial that you start counting only the most important people in your life, because every one of them will be bringing a plus one, or two, or three. Knowing the estimate number of guests in the early phase of planning will make the entire process less stressful, and it will help you decide how much money you will spend on other important segments.
Choose the Venue
Finding the perfect venue will be the most challenging and time-consuming part of planning. If you do not already know whether you will be having a fancy and elegant or a shabby chic wedding, deciding on every little detail will take more time than originally planned. However, there is no need for panic, because you will be able to manage everything in time. Just make sure, once you have narrowed down the best wedding venues, you call every one of them and check if they are available on the date you had in mind. Once you have picked the venue, take an entire weekend to tour the premises and envision your wedding there.
Planning a wedding takes time and is always stressful but, in the end, it pays off. Once you are married to the love of your life, all the hustle and bustle about the planning fades away. Make sure you start on time, so that the entire process goes easy and without too much stress.