When you get married, your wedding needs to be the wedding of your dreams. After all, most people only get one wedding. If you do not ensure that it goes exactly to plan (and is just the way you want it to be) then you might not ever have the opportunity to do it again.
If you are planning on getting married, then this post is for you. In it, you will find all of the information and tips that you need to make sure that your wedding is perfect for you.
One of the very first things that you need to think about if you’re planning a wedding is the venue it’s going to be held in. If you do not book your wedding venue early, then you could end up having to postpone due to other bookings. One of the most popular places to consider is Branxholm Park. Hundreds use Branxholm Park as a wedding venue each year, mainly because of its immense beauty. If you do plan on using it, or any other venue like it, then again, you need to book early. Booking early ensures you get a place.
Budget is another of the first things that you need to think about, perhaps even before the venue, you’re going to be booking. If you do not work out your budget, then you won’t know how much money you have to play around with. In order to work out your budget, calculate how much of your savings, your partner’s savings, and any gifts that you’ve been given you can afford to allocate to your wedding. Make sure your budget is realistic, and plan for spending a bit more. It’s common for people to overspend when planning weddings.
You need to work out your guestlist pretty early on, too. The reason for this is that if you do not know who’s coming to your wedding, you won’t be able to give the venue that you are booking an accurate estimation of how many people are coming. Until you know how many people are coming you won’t be able to book, because the venue won’t be able to give you a price quote. Wedding venues calculate costs according to the number of guests that will be in attendance.
Do you want your wedding to have a theme? A lot of people find that giving their wedding a theme is a good way of making it more exciting and engaging. A theme also gives people a reason to turn up wearing interesting outfits. That said, if you want a formal wedding, then be very clear about that, too. It’s sometimes common for people to throw tradition out of the window and turn up to other people’s weddings wearing very informal clothing. If you want everybody in a suit and tie, then make that clear on the invitations that you send out.
You are going to need catering for your wedding. If you do not hire a caterer, then your guests won’t have any food. Catering for weddings is not usually cheap. That said, you can save money by asking a friend or relative (if they own a restaurant, that is) to cater for you. One other thing to consider is bringing food trucks in. A lot of people hire food trucks to cater their weddings, because serving street food can be a lot of fun, and can be a good way to make a wedding a little less traditional.
Make a checklist of everything that you want. This is so that as you go along, you can check things off. If you do not create a checklist then you’re bound to forget something. A lot of people make the mistake of organising weddings without checklists. Such individuals usually end up making big mistakes. If you do not make a checklist, then you’ll regret it. If you have trouble planning things and do not know how to make a checklist (or have the time to) then you may want to consider hiring a professional wedding planner.
A professional wedding planner will be able to organise and arrange your wedding for you expertly. Every step along the way they will come to you and ask you if you like what they are doing and if you have any suggestions of your own. The wedding planning experience is very engaging, meaning you have the opportunity to give insight and provide your own ideas. You will need to sit down with your chosen planner when you hire them and give them a brief overview of everything that you want. If you do not, then they won’t know what direction they are supposed to be taking your wedding in.
Inviting people to the wedding is one of the last things that you’ll need to do. Usually, invitations are sent out in card form, and written out by hand. However, sending handwritten cards isn’t always practical (or economical). If you have all of your guest’s email addresses, then you can always send invitations out that way. If you do plan on sending out invitations to people by hand, then make sure that you buy the cheapest cards that you can. Most people will not keep wedding invitations, so buying expensive cards is an unnecessary expense.
Entertainment for your wedding is something else you’ll need to think through. Most people’s weddings have some kind of entertainment. Usually, people have live music. However, the type of entertainment that you select depends largely upon you as a person. You also need to consult your partner. Make sure that you do not make all of the decisions yourself. You need to include your partner in the decision-making process. If you do not give them an opportunity to get involved, then it will just be your perfect wedding, not theirs.
Planning a wedding can be a nightmare. However, following this post’s guidance will help to make it a lot easier. The better planned your wedding is, the more enjoyment you will get out of it. Give each of the points made here consideration.