HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING, ACCORDING TO THE PROS
Your wedding will certainly be the most important party you’ll ever throw, and find out how to plan a wedding can be intimidating at first. The steps are the same if you want a small, simple wedding or a big, lavish affair.
Setting a budget for your wedding should be the first step in the planning process. It may not be the most enjoyable part of the process, but it is a job that must be done first because it sets the tone for the rest of your wedding planning. The last thing you want is to fall in love with a venue, vendor, dress, or other items just to find out it’s out of your price range.
Imagine what you want your wedding to look like and how you want it to feel. Are you going for a really formal and traditional look? Or how about a more casual and rustic wedding style?
The choice is yours, but it’s a good idea to start thinking about wedding colours, décor ideas, and more by perusing Pinterest, Instagram, and the new wedding trends.
There is a significant difference between a 50-person wedding and a 300-person wedding, particularly in terms of venue options.
But, before you start looking at wedding venues, figure out how many people you’ll be hosting.
You now have all of the details you need to book a wedding venue, including a budget, an approximate guest count, and a few possible wedding dates. You’ve finally set a date for your wedding once you’ve read the contract for your ceremony and reception venues and signed on the dotted line—and now the real fun begins!
To help them build their dream wedding day, the average couple hires 13 vendors. Although this can sound like a lot, it’s critical to recruit the right people to ensure that your big day goes off without a hitch. Read online reviews to help you select the best of the best, from your wedding photographer or videographer to your florist and DJ to your officiant.
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect wedding dress. It can take months for your wedding gown to be properly fitted and ready to wear, particularly when it comes to wedding dresses, so don’t wait until the last minute.
The rehearsal dinner, which is normally held the night before the wedding, often necessitates some preparation. The rehearsal dinner is traditionally planned by the groom’s family, but it’s vital to find out who’s preparing (and paying) for it well ahead of time—and to make sure a venue is booked and specifics are ironed out promptly, about six months before the big day.
Apart from these few main pointers, also keep in mind to plan your honeymoon, buy wedding bands together, attend your pre-wedding events, send invites, create the reception chart, and get a marriage license.