You’ll want your wedding day to be memorable for all the right reasons if you’re getting married. You’ll want to remember the party with a smile and you’ll want everyone to have a good time. But wanting all of this and actually getting it are two different things if you don’t plan ahead and keep track of all the little details. This may sound impossible, but if you plan ahead and are organised, you can make your wedding day exactly how you want it. Find out what you need to do to get started here.
Have A Clear Vision
Before you can do anything else, you need to have a clear idea of how you want the day to go. When you keep this in mind, it will be easier to make decisions and plan next steps. If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never be sure if you’re making the right choice or doing the right thing. You might also feel like you haven’t tried everything, making it hard to be happy with the end result.
Write down everything about your wedding that you can think of as your first job. If you can, do this with your partner, since this is something you should decide together. Here are some things to think about:
- The theme (if there is one – more on this later)
- The choice of colours
- What kind of food you’re going to eat
- The location of the wedding ceremony and reception, which could be in two different places
- What should be worn by the wedding party, and even what the guests should wear (or at least the dress code).
Once you have a better idea of the kind of wedding you want, you can start on the next elements of planning.
Create A Realistic Budget
The above plan should be flexible and is, of course, not set in stone. It’s better if you can create lists of essentials, like a wedding photographer or wedding rings that match your engagement rings, and optional extras you would buy if the money allowed, like favours or something similar. Your budget is the thing you should consider next, or possibly even first, as, without one, you run the risk of overspending and perhaps needing to borrow money (which you might be willing to do, but it’s something to think about before you go ahead with it) or postponing or cancelling parts of the wedding if you discover you can’t afford it.
Any funds you intend to use for your wedding, any gifts you might receive to put toward it, and, as already said, any borrowing all need to be considered in your budget. Your budget will not only help you purchase what you need and outline your financial options, but it will also provide you with a timetable because you’ll be able to determine whether you need to save money or not.
Choose Your Venue Wisely
Your venue is one of the most important parts of planning your wedding. Once you’ve chosen it, everything else will be easier to put together. The first thing you’ll get when you choose and book a venue is a wedding date. This is important because you can’t do anything else until you have a date for the big day. You can’t send invitations or hire a caterer without a date.
On top of that, at least some of the style and look of your wedding will depend on where it is. Usually, a wedding at a fancy mansion will be very different from a wedding on the beach. If you want to plan the wedding of your dreams, the location has to be right.
Choose A Great Theme
Wedding themes are a fun and creative way to incorporate your personality and interests into the big day. If you and your future spouse both grew up watching (and enjoying) Disney films, you could realise your childhood fantasy of having a Disney-themed wedding. If you prefer, you can pick a topic that reflects your personal tastes in literature, video games, or music. In addition, this provides your guests with a plethora of options for incorporating the theme into their outfits.
Creating a Invitation Video
After choosing the invitation maker, adhere to these simple instructions:
- Learn how to use instructional films to maximise the invitation.
- Take the time to choose the best layout possible.
- Choose the best illustration for the invitation to capture your guests’ attention.
- Find a way to make the invitation’s graphics, tones, and font work in harmony.
- Try out different layouts to determine which one most closely matches the wedding’s theme.
Choose Your Own Menu
Typically, the wedding breakfast will include three or four courses of (albeit pretty elegant) food. If this doesn’t appeal to you, don’t be scared to play with your menu. Choose foods that you know you like and enjoy, even if they aren’t the most ‘sophisticated’ option.
Plus, if you want something more informal, you don’t have to choose a sit-down dinner. For example, if you’re planning an outdoor wedding, you could have a series of food trucks arrive when it’s time for dinner. This is an excellent way to ensure that there is something for everyone and to make the day a memorable one.
Wondering what order to do everything in? Make sure you download our FREE Complete Wedding Checklist that takes you through all the key dates and milestones (as well as advice) to help you plan your perfect wedding.
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