While trying to plan your wedding you almost can lose your sanity. Everyone understands that trying to plan a wedding can be quite stressful and a bit aggravating at times, especially the closer to the wedding it gets.
The most crucial part of your plans is the actual date of the wedding. You have to set the date before you do anything else. Many things figure into selecting a date and include: is the location available you desire to get married in, and are all your friends and family open to coming on that date.
It is recommended to have a budget of what you can afford before you start planning. This will enable you to organize all your plans around your budget.
Many of the venues that do weddings, will make certain days discounted, on days that are not usually busy. The time of the day can often influence the price too. Many times the places will charge less for morning or afternoon weddings compared to evening weddings.
Venues can offer discounts depending on the time of year. Just after the holidays could be a good time to hold a wedding if you are considering the cost. This time is not considered a ‘peak time’, therefore the price tends to be less expensive.
You and your fianc?e should discuss what size the wedding should be. Your idea for a dream wedding may not be what your fianc?e is comfortable with. You need to consult him on the location, the number of guests you wish to invite to the wedding and the reception, and what you are thinking of doing for entertainment.
You need to agree on how many guests are on the list. You need to know if you want a small intimate wedding, or a large affair with all the friends of the family. If you want a real grand affair, it will include family and friends, relatives you have not seen for years, everyone in the neighborhood, and even high school friends need to be invited. As you are making your guest list, think about the space that your desired location has available for your reception.
It is ideal to have a professional photographer to make a record of this memorable day. Yes, your friends are able to take pictures, or they may have a video camera. But with this being such a special day in your life you may want pictures a bit more special and presented differently. You will be able to give some pictures to your family and friends.
You need to order a wedding cake too! Before ordering though you need to taste it to make sure it is what you want. Have your friends or your family try it too. This could be a joyous outing for all!
You need to decide which wedding invitations. It is possible to create your own if you are creative. Through this you can add your own touches, and make them more personal.
Don’t forget to start looking for a wedding gown months before the wedding so the bride has plenty of time to make a selection. Also, the groom should make arrangements to rent or buy a tuxedo preferably in advance in case there is trouble with the fitting.
If you do not have the time or the patience to do all the planning, you can hire the services of a wedding planner. You get everything organized and coordinated for you. If you decide to do this, you will have to plan the expense of the wedding planner in your budget.