There’s a lot to take into consideration when planning a wedding. For many of us, this is the biggest event that we will arrange and host in our lives, so it’s not surprising that it takes a lot of thought, time, effort and financial investment. Of course, with so many areas to focus on, it can feel difficult knowing where to start. So, let’s begin with some of the basics. Here are three areas to settle that will help you steam ahead with the first steps in planning a wedding.
CREATING THE GUESTLIST
Perhaps the first steps in planning a wedding is deciding on the guestlist. Your guestlist can determine multiple other factors of the day, allowing you to continue arranging other elements of the event. Knowing how many guests you are inviting can let you start looking at venues, whittling down your options based on whether they accommodate everyone with their seating capacity. Knowing who will be coming can help you determine whether an overseas wedding is feasible – whether everyone will be physically capable and financially capable of travelling to see you tie the knot.
CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE + UNIQUE ELEMENTS
Many traditional weddings include the same elements and, due to high demand for these, there are plenty of companies who provide them. This means that you don’t have to worry about buying or booking these things in advance. However, if there are more unique or alternative things you want within your wedding day, you may find that only one company provides them and that there may be a waiting list for the item or services. It’s a good idea to book or buy these things well in advance to ensure that they are definitely available for your big day. Perhaps you want different Wedding Cars. You might want an imported wedding dress. You might want specific fireworks that have to be custom made. Getting in early can help you to avoid disappointment.
BOOKING THE VENUE
Wedding venues – especially the nice ones – tend to be in high demand and many will have waiting lists. So, this is a choice that you should make and confirm early on in the process. Knowing where you are holding the wedding and when will allow you to send out invites, giving people a chance to book time off work and arrange childcare and travel if necessary. It will also give you a basis to plan the rest of the day on. You can start to envision how the flowers will look, what the seating plan will be and more. Of course, there are countless options when it comes to suitable venues, but some of the most popular tend to be:
- Religious venues
Sure, you may want to plan your wedding in a different order. But the advice outlined above should help to get things to get off to the best start possible. Hopefully, it will provide some guidance and inspiration, lifting a weight from your shoulders and maximising your chances of the day being a resounding success.
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