Preparing for your wedding can be stressful. It is something that you need to start preparing for really early to make sure everything goes right. Not to mention that you need to get as much help as you need.
1. Stick To A Budget
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Setting a wedding budget is important because it is easy to spend a lot of money. Just remember to be realistic and take everything into consideration. Weddings can be expensive at times.
There are many things that you need to consider. Wedding venue, caterer, travel costs to the venue and many more. Sit down and work it out properly. The number will slowly get larger as well so, be prepared to spend big. There will be a few unexpected costs so, make sure you have a 10% cushion.
2. Create A Priority List
You will need to sit down with your partner for this. Write down everything that you need to get prepared for the wedding. Order them to see what needs doing first and what can wait until a later date.
Get a list together of all the people that you will be inviting. Make sure that you include all of the relevant information on the invitation as well. The venue, date and time, dress code, location and anything else that you can think of.
Soon as you have completed something that is on the list. Make sure you tick it off and write down how much you spent on it. This is a great way of keeping on top of everything. Not to mention it is a good way of staying within your budget. There are so many things to get prepared for your wedding so, a priority checklist is a must.
3. Style Of Your Wedding
How do you want your wedding to look in pictures? That is one of the things that you want to consider. Would you like it looking like a scene from Great Gatsby or the wedding scene from Godfather? Maybe you’ll want to wear a bridal jumpsuit for your wedding day.
There are plenty of places where you can get a bit of inspiration. Pinterest, Instagram or even magazines. There are plenty of wedding photo trends to choose so make sure all of your outfits will look great for them.
4. Do Not Forget Your Other Half
This isn’t just a wedding for you. It is a wedding for both of you. There will be a few things that your partner might want at the wedding. This makes the wedding process more fun as well. If you struggle to plan your wedding together then you probably should not be getting married to them.
Having a goal that you are both working together will bond you together better as well. As well as helping you grow as a couple and handling the wedding issues together. Something that you might not be able to do, they might be able to do it.
5. Think About The Date
When is the perfect time for the wedding? This varies with all couples. Some people would prefer to have a wedding that is in the summer months. Other people would prefer to have a wedding in the winter months. It is all down to personal preference.
Another thing to take into consideration is whether or not you will be having it abroad. Wedding venues can be cheaper during the week as well so, maybe that is something that you should take into consideration. Winter weddings will also be cheaper as well so save it for then. Dates can be an issue for many of the people that you are on your invite list. So targeting a weekend is something that you should try your best to prioritise.
6. Planning Out The Food
Catering is one of the things that you can sort out at a later date or, you can do it straight away. Not to mention you have to take in everybody’s dietary requirements. We recommend doing a 60/40 split for vegetarians/ vegans. A lot of people are vegetarians these days so it would be easier just to give them this option straight away.
One thing you can do is put it down on the wedding invitation. Get people to let you know about their dietary requirements if there is any specific. You obviously will want to make sure that you have plenty of food on for people as well. Give your caterer plenty of notice as well. They will need to get plenty of fresh ingredients for it as well as cook a large amount.
7. Purchase The Wedding Rings
There are many things to take into consideration when it comes to buying wedding rings. First of all, you have got to find out what they prefer. Which material do they prefer? Do they like jewellery with gemstones?
There are many different types of rings out there. If they like emeralds then consider buying them a vintage emerald ring. You could also just keep it simple and buy a plain ring. It depends on what they prefer at the end of the day. Do not forget to get their ring finger size as well.
There are many other things to take into consideration when it comes to preparing for your wedding. The best thing to do is speak to somebody that has just recently had one. Gain all of the relevant information that is needed to help with your wedding planning. It can be an extremely stressful task so it is best to speak to someone with experience.