A wedding is a grand and memorable affair, and lots of planning and efforts go into making it successful. Saying “I do” is simple, but the sleepless nights and running through the days to make ends meet are not! That is why you need a wedding planning guide.
If you are going to be hitched soon, follow this wedding planning checklist to pull off the nuptials without a fuss.
7 Wedding Planning Tips
Fixing a budget and making a guest list
The first and foremost in every wedding checklist is the budget. According to it, you can fix what to include in the ceremony, what type of venue and food you can afford, how many guests you can invite, and which things to buy. So, calculate every minute detail in a spreadsheet. If the expenses are within your budget, then congratulation! Otherwise, see where you can cut down to bring within your range. Once done, start making a guest list – keep two columns: one is for the guests whom you can’t do without, and the second is for those you can leave.
Making a list of all the essentials to buy
Once your budget is fixed, make a list of all the essential things that the bride, groom, and others will need. Marriage comes with lots of associated events like Haldi, sangeet, etc. So, you need a lot of things to last for 3-4 days.
Planning day-wise events and finalizing the venue
Now, the most important thing is to book the venue. Nowadays, the venue booking starts from a year ago. As soon as your marriage date is fixed and you have the budget, rush to book the place. If you are planning to organize all other events prior to marriage here, then book it according to particular dates so that no problem arises later.
Hiring photographer, florists
Can you imagine a marriage without flower decoration, photographer, and videographers? No, right? Then talk to them and hire them for the required dates.
Trying the wedding outfits along with hair and makeup
Looking their best on this special day of their lives is every bride and groom’s dream. To make it come true, give trials of outfits from a month before. Along with the dress, try different hairdos and makeup to understand which look suits you the best.
Deciding the menu to complete weddings and events
Coming to the food part, if you have a caterer in mind, call him or her and discuss with them about the menu. Listen to their suggestions and give your inputs and fix a menu that will be unique and suit your budget.
Arranging the accommodations for the guests
Some of your relatives and guests might come from another city or state or country. So arranging for their accommodations and taking care of them is your sole responsibility. If you have a big house, then it is fine. Otherwise, book hotel accommodations for them.
The Bottom Line
So, that is it for today! When planning a wedding, keep all these points in mind to turn this special ceremony of your life into a memorable affair nor only for you, but also all the guests.