There is a great deal of planning that goes into any large event but a wedding takes a lot of planning and organizing. You have to make sure that the venue is booked, the dress fits, the bridesmaids have their dresses, the flowers are going to be there, the minister is well, the music is still on, the reception hall is ready, the guest are coming, your bride or groom is coming and the rings are there! Like I said: a lot of planning for a wedding!
Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting, and yet one of the most nerve wracking, times in any person’s life. There are many things that must be done in order to successfully host a wedding and the reception.
It is important to start planning as early as possible to make sure your big day is even more special than you have always imagined.
Pick Your Theme
One of the most important things that you can do when planning your wedding is to pick your theme. Your theme needs to be considered when making decisions on all decorations. You need to have this theme chosen before you begin any planning.
Push for RSVPs
RSVPs are an important part of any wedding and wedding reception. The numbers will help you to make your final plans, and may help you with some specific rental numbers. You need to push for RSVPs from your guests. Be sure to include an RSVP line on any invitations.
Set Your Budget Early
A wedding can be an expensive affair. Unfortunately, most do not have an unlimited budget. If you are trying to plan a wedding, you need to set your budget. This budget should be set as early as possible. Talk to others who have planned a wedding. They will be able to give you an estimate as to how much you should plan on spending for your own wedding.
Stick to That Budget
It is important for you to actually stick to the budget that you have set. It is easy to go over budget as you get caught up in all of the different rentals and decorations needed for the wedding. Stay strong to ensure that you do not spend more money than you have.
If you’re having an informal wedding ceremony and want the experience to be more personal and intimate, consider arranging for a close friend or relative to register as a justice of the peace so that they may wed you. It’s not a complicated process and can make your wedding even more special.
If you find yourself getting stressed in the process of planning your impending nuptials, consider taking some time away from the process for a bit of rest and relaxation. A day at the beach for the bride and groom or a day spent doing something you enjoy can help replenish you.
Planning a wedding can be made a lot easier with organization and a realistic plan and timetable. Organization is the most important aspect of planning a wedding. The amount of time it will take to plan this wedding will depend on what type of wedding you want to have. Also, how big of a wedding and the budget are factors into how long the period could be. Because problems could occur and unexpected delays could happen, it is wise to start the planning six to eight months before the wedding date.