How to plan a wedding
Wedding is one of the most important and memorable occasions in our life.
So everyone try to make it grand, is it true?
Yes everyone try to make it special. But 95% people are not not satisfied with their planning or they regret about their planning after marriage.
Have you experienced with this type of situation?
If yes then you know the difficulties otherwise you will definitely experience this type of situation.
I am writing this article based on my experience, i know difficulties are different for everyone. i meant cash is not a problem for rich peoples but they don’t have much time to spend!!!!
Remember i am writing this article based on my experience.
This article will definitely helpful you!
Let’s start with where to start
Its a confusing question, isn’t it?
Don’t worry i can help you to choose what to do first.
If this is your first experience you will definitely think about wedding venues, wedding budget, catering for wedding, wedding dress something like that because i think about that based on my first experience
Ok let’s get into first stage
First make a plan.
Many people think what is the need of planning but my opinion is planing make it more success.
If we make good plan for wedding we can save money as well as avoid wasting food.
1. Guests Come First
Get a grip on the approximate number of guests you’ll invite before settling on a venue. This will ensure there’s ample space for your crew.
As a rule of thumb, allow for 25 to 30 square feet per guest. That may seem like a lot, but it’s not if you count the space you’ll need for the tables, bustling waiters, the band and a dance floor.
2. Set a Timetable
The minute you get engaged, everyone will be asking for your wedding date. But in reality, you won’t be able to set an exact date until other major decisions—like choosing (and booking) your venue—are made.
So first, focus on determining a range of dates that’ll work for you. The average engagement lasts 1 to 5 months, but also think about what season you’d prefer, any major holidays or family events you’d like to avoid conflicting with, and how long you predict you’ll need to plan.
3. Dream Up Your Style and Pick a Location
Before you try on a single gown, book a band or sample a bite of cake, look at the big picture and imagine what kind of style and vibe you want to set for your wedding—and where you want to hold it.
Close your eyes and picture your fantasy wedding. What do you see?
Is it a candlelit ceremony in a mansion?
Are you walking barefoot on a beach in the tropics? Or maybe it’s in your hometown’s botanical garden. While you’re picturing your perfect wedding, here are some key questions to consider:
Big (everyone you know) or small (just close friends and family)?
Outdoors or in?
Home (one of your hometowns or your current city) or away (a destination wedding)?
Modern, classic, romantic, vintage, rustic or all-out glam?
Fancy, casual or somewhere in between?
To help you get a better idea of what you want (and what you don’t want), spend some time gathering inspiration. Check out magazines, books and real wedding photos online, but don’t limit yourself to the obvious sources. Something as unlikely as a wallpaper pattern, a scene from a favorite movie, or a family heirloom can spark your creativity. Bottom line: Always keep your eyes open for inspiration.
4. Set Your Budget
Sit down with your families and figure out how much everyone is contributing. This number will affect every decision and purchase you make, so be sure to work out your budget before you start planning with our online wedding budget tool.
It can be an uncomfortable conversation to have, but it’s better to get it out of the way now so you have a realistic picture about what you can spend.
5. Book a Venue (and Set Your Date)
Your reception venue will become the backdrop for virtually all your photos and can influence everything from heavy hitters like your budget and guest list to smaller details like your menu (if you choose a venue with in-house catering).
Ensure that you get the look, price and extras you want by scouring local listings, shopping around, scheduling visits and booking early. By signing your venue contract, you will officially have your wedding date (congrats!).
6. Hire Priority Vendors
If you just can’t imagine getting married without a certain local band playing at the reception or a photographer whose work you love, act fast. Many top wedding photographers and other in-demand vendors are hired more than a year in advance, and once they’re booked, they’re gone.
Figure out what your highest wedding priorities are, whether it’s world-class catering or exquisite flowers, and snap up the vendors whose work you love.
7. Shop Dresses!
Begin your search by browsing dress photos online (and saving your favorites—you’ll want to take them with you to your appointments). Then, learn the lingo before setting foot in a dress salon. Read up on silhouettes, necklines, trains and hues that might flatter you.
The season will also affect your choice. Getting married in the sweltering summer? Go with lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, linen or organza. Having a winter wedding? Brocade, faux fur and velvet will keep you warm. Satin, shantung, silk and tulle are perfect year-round.
8. Pack Up Your Car the Night Before
Starting the week of your wedding, gather all of the items that you’ll need for the rehearsal dinner and your wedding day and place them in one spot. The night before your wedding, pack up your car. That way, you’re not stressing out over whether or not you have everything you need in the morning.
9. Forget About Perfection
Knowing that things may go wrong along the way will help you feel more at ease during the wedding planning process. Try not to focus on planning a perfect wedding and instead, focus on planning a wedding that’s personal for you and your fiancé.