The planning process for a wedding can be very overwhelming. After all, the planning process for a wedding can be very overwhelming. After all, there’s a lot of work to do, from selecting the venue, selecting the vendors, deciding about the food, finalizing the guests who will attend, booking your wedding cake, and so much more. You must finalize the budget as well. Many couples will hire professionals to help them manage everything. However, there are many reasons many couples do everything on their own. Perhaps you are working with limited money. Perhaps, you are a DIY person who would rather manage everything yourself.
You can certainly go ahead, plan, and prepare for the marriage. Just take one step at one time. This guide is going to tell you how best you can prepare for your wedding efficiently.
Step 1 – Dream: Get The Vision
Everyone will ask about the date, the minute they find out about the engagement. But you cannot announce it yet. There are several key decisions before that. Before planning the ceremony, step back, and think of your big day. Mull over the season and month you are considering. Consider the type of venue you prefer. Think of your looks. How many guests do you want to attend the ceremony. Such details are very important.
Many couples like an intimate wedding where only the closest friends and relatives will be present, while others want a destination or theme wedding, and there are those who always prefer traditional Christian wedding ceremonies. They are all good – it depends on what your preferences are.
Step 2 – Choose Your Date
Select a few possible dates. The best approach is to be flexible as the venue of your wedding or your food vendor might be booked already. Always consider external factors, such as the popularity of those dates and whether the guests you will invite can attend, especially if your date is not too far away and if many guests are going to come from other towns and cities. Consider factors like work holidays, individual schedules, family engagements or programs, and such others.
Step 3 – Deciding On The Wedding Budget
This is always a big factor for those getting married because it’s going to influence many key decisions. Sometimes, family members like to contribute – mostly parents. Have a chat and find out how much they can spend comfortably. If you are spending everything yourself, then analyze your present financial condition.
You can only finalize the budget after considering all the expenses. Also, plan for some contingencies because you will certainly end up spending more than what you had estimated initially.
Step 4 – Prepare The Guest List
You haven’t reached a stage where you can finalize the list. However, you can still create a rough estimation. With this figure, you will have an idea about the kind of venue you need. It must accommodate everyone comfortably. Also, start planning about your wedding invitations.
Step 5 – Get Your Body In Perfect Shape
Focus on self-care routine before the marriage. Start this a long time before the date, so that you have time to look your best on the day. Hair coloring, facials, sunless tanners, and teeth whitening can all be essentials. For double chin, consider CoolSculpting chin treatments. Approved by the US-FDA, these treatments freezes and eliminates fat permanently without surgery and any downtime.
Whatever you opt for, always start early, so that you as the bride can get prepared. Sleep well because getting ready for your marriage can be stressful.
Step 6 – Begin Looking Into The Teams
Never be hasty while selecting the vendors. Always consider several wedding services, look closely at their pros and cons before deciding. This includes selecting the photographer, the video person, hair makeup person, your wedding coordinator, and such others. It is important that these partners or vendors have good knowledge of what you want and understand your likes and dislikes.
Step 7 – Search The Perfect Venue
You have fixed your budget, have an idea of how many people will attend and have narrowed down some wedding date options. Now, consider the venue, which is always a key decision. Here’s what you can do – approach your friends, read reviews online, and consider a few venues you have yourself gone to.
Approach some of them to know about the costs. Also, read the contract closely. Sign the contract and you have officially finalized the wedding date. Of course, you must involve your future spouse while deciding.
Step 8 – Go Wedding Dress Shopping
Finalize the wedding dress carefully. You need time for this. Dress shopping is always a serious matter. Remember, it can take months because you will want to see various dress options, try them, and must get it properly tailored for you. That’s why you must never wait till the last. So, start looking just after booking your venue.
Many brides must also search for pre-wedding dresses and also outfits for rehearsals, showers.
Step 9 – Don’t Forget Your Wedding Dance
The dance is important because it shows your love for your partner. The steps and expressions showcase the perfect harmony. It is an expression of unending love – just a perfect start to married life.
You can select from several dance styles like salsa, waltz, swing, rumba. There are many popular dance songs too, such as Lucky, Marry Me, Make You Feel My Love. Whatever you select, it’s a great idea to join a private dance class to prepare well. This can help immensely.
Step 10 – Explore Honeymoon Options And Ideas
Plan for the honeymoon! Discuss and decide the place. You need time to make the bookings.
Spend time with your partner thinking and planning the wedding. It’s a huge day for both of you. Everything must be perfect.