YOU ARE ENGAGED, NOW WHAT?
According to wedding experts, this time of the year, between Christmas and St. Valentine’s Day is the most popular period of the calendar to pop the question. But, once the initial excitement of the engagement passes, then comes the many questions about when and where the wedding will be held, the color scheme, the dress.
Planning a wedding can be an exciting but overwhelming experience and it can be difficult to know where to start. Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or a domestic one, there are several key steps you need to take to make sure everything goes smoothly. Read on to discover the pro tips of wedding planning from White Emotion.
The first step in planning a wedding is to create a budget. You’ll need to decide how much money you want to spend on the wedding and then allocate the funds to various categories, such as the venue, dress, catering, decorations, music, and photography. This will give you an idea of how much money you have to spend on each aspect of the wedding and help you make informed decisions about what’s important to you. Most importantly, be realistic about what you can afford from the outset and stick to the allocated budget.
2. Planning the guest list
Once you have a budget in place, you can start planning your guest list. Determine the number of people you want to invite and make a list of the people who are important to you. This will help you determine the size of the venue you need to book and give you a rough idea of the total cost of the wedding.
When drawing up a guest list think about your relationship with your family members and any obligations you may have to invite them. Also, consider who is most important to you and your partner and make sure to prioritize their invitations. Decide whether or not to allow guests to bring a plus-one and make sure to be consistent in your decision-making.
3. Choose between a destination or domestic wedding
When it comes to choosing a location for your wedding, you’ll have to decide whether you want a destination wedding or a domestic wedding. Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, as they allow you to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and celebrate your love in a beautiful, tropical location. However, they can require more planning and preparation. On the other hand, domestic weddings are more convenient and they also offer more flexibility in terms of the type of venue you can choose.
Discuss as a couple how you envisage your wedding day, research a variety of locations and carry out some research by reading reviews, and visiting the venues in person.
4. Send save the dates
Once you have a guest list and a location, it’s time to send out save the dates. Save the dates officially announces to your guests when the wedding is taking place. Save the dates should be sent as soon as possible, especially if it is a wedding abroad or involving travel. This will provide the guests with enough time to plan accordingly and make travel arrangements if necessary.
5. Hire a wedding planner
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the planning process, consider hiring a wedding planner. A wedding planner can help you with everything from finding the perfect venue to coordinating vendors and overseeing the day-of events. They can also provide valuable advice and guidance to help make your wedding day as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.
6. Choose vendors and suppliers
The last step in planning a wedding is to choose your vendors. This includes choosing a caterer, florist, DJ or band, photographer, and more. Take your time to research and compare different vendors to find the best fit for you. You’ll want to make sure they have the experience and expertise necessary to bring your vision to life, as well as a good reputation in the industry.
In conclusion, planning a wedding can be an exciting but complex process, but with the right steps in place, it can be a wonderful experience. With these steps in place, you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful and memorable wedding day.