Recently got engaged? Congratulations! But, what next? It’s about time you start planning for your dream wedding. Wedding Planning might seem like fun at first, but it can quickly become overwhelming, especially if you’re planning it all on your own. Before you take the dive, here are five tips to help you plan your dream wedding.
Decide the kind of wedding you want:
One of the regrets of most married folks is that they didn’t have the wedding ceremony of their dreams because they didn’t plan well ahead of time. So before anything else, decide the kind of wedding you want. Do you want all your family and friends to share in your special day or you prefer the company of your immediate family and close friends? Do you have a choice location or an important date in mind? Questions like this will help you make concrete plans that are best for you and your partner.
Make/set a budget:
The next thing to determine is how much you are willing to invest in your dream wedding day. While we all want a fairy tale wedding, it’s important to be realistic and plan with a sum you’re comfortable with. Your budget is important because it will guide your decision-making for everything, including your guest list numbers, venue, honeymoon destination, and more. It also helps to give a clear picture of where the funds will come from so you will know who is paying for what.
Pick a wedding date (range):
The next thing to do is to pick your wedding date or choose a date range that you are ready to lock-in. Selecting a wedding date (or range) can help you draw up a timeline of important dates, including when the invitations should go out, when to fix the alteration appointments for the dresses, when to confirm the final numbers with the venue, etc. It will also help in situations where you have to book a venue several months ahead.
Find a wedding venue:
Now that you know what you want and the date range for your wedding, you can get an idea of the appropriate options for venues. You can ask for recommendations from friends and loved ones as well as search on Google for popular local venues. However, be sure to tour the options before you make your choice. Photography and recommendations can make things look fantastic when they’re not.
Couples often think they can do everything by themselves, but a wedding can be quite demanding for even the most experienced wedding planners. Decide who you want to help you out so you can delegate some tasks to them. Confirm that they have the time and enthusiasm to help you out and then communicate your vision to them.
Planning for a wedding is hectic and can get tiring, but keeping in mind that it’s all because of the person you love the most can keep you going. Now that you know what you should do, get ready, and start planning now.