Your wedding is the biggest party you’re ever going to throw. As such, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. In this blog post, we share a few tips on wedding planning to help you get started.
Get your finances right
Before delving into the nitty-gritty of wedding planning, sit down with your partner and decide on how much you want to spend for your big day. Your budget will be the driving factor of all other decisions, so this should be the first thing you tackle. If you want a grand wedding, it will cost you more, so be realistic when coming up with the numbers. Once you zero in on an amount, stick to it.
Hire a wedding planner
Planning a wedding, whether small, big, or lavish, can be stressful, so you’ll need all the help you can get. A wedding planner will help make wedding planning less stressful for you so that you can focus on the things that matter. They will help you organise your ideas, find the best vendors, and keep you on schedule. They will also act on your behalf on the day of the wedding so you can focus on getting married.
Select a theme
With so much inspiration out there, picking a wedding theme helps reduce the choices. As soon as you settle on a general inspiration and a specific colour palette, your vision becomes so much easier to implement. Your wedding theme should be more reflective of both your personalities and the union of both worlds. If you are unsure what wedding theme suits you, here are a few theme ideas to consider.
Choose a venue
Your venue is one of the most important considerations for your big day. When looking for a suitable venue for your wedding, consider the number of guests that will be in attendance, your theme, and of course, your budget. Start scouting possible locations as soon as possible because most venues are booked early in advance. Once you find the perfect venue and sign on the dotted lines, you’ll have officially set a date for your wedding.
You need an average of 14 vendors to plan your dream wedding. You will need to hire a party band, florist, photographer, baker, caterer, stylist, makeup artist, etc. Finding the right people can be stressful, so consult your friends or family where possible. A wedding planner will also come in handy in helping you find the best vendors for the best prices. Ensure that you get as many quotations as possible and go through the reviews to see other couples’ experiences before settling on a vendor.
The key to planning an award-winning wedding is starting early. The sooner you start, the better. All the best!