12 Steps to Plan Your Wedding

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12 Steps to Plan Your Wedding

It’s party time! So if you are planning your own wedding let’s get started on this step by step guide.

Time management being a major part of organising, so if you have just a few months before the big day, try to delegate some of the  responsibilities to your friends and family, this will most likely help you focus on the most important aspects for you!

Are you ready for The Planning? Let’s do this!

1.Set a Budget

Figuring out how to plan a wedding will include a lot of financial decisions so you’ll need to decide how much you can spend on your wedding. This task needs to be completed first to avoid unnecessary stress about unobtainable or out of range services.

2.Get inspired

Think about the styles you and your spouse like. Are you looking for an alternative or traditional vibe? An event that’s outdoor or in a venue? The choice is yours! Some of the most inspirational websites are Pinterest, Instagram and of course wedding websites where you can select different decor ideas, colours, styles and more.

3.Start the Guest List

Before you start searching for wedding venues, try to get an idea of how many guests you’ll have. You’ll also want to decide and choose the people who will have an important role on your big day. So this would be an optimal time to ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to take on this important role.

4.Set the Dates

Define the season and take in consideration the day of the week. Is it gonna be a weekend wedding or just an afternoon party taking place on any day of the week? After that, look at the calendar and take into consideration official holidays, work schedules and other family programs. It will be very helpful during the venue selection process, if you select some potential dates.

5.Choose the Venue

Now you have gathered the information you need (budget, guest count, potential wedding dates) to book a wedding venue, make a list of your dream wedding locations and venues you like, read online reviews, visit them and take in consideration: how accessible is the location for you and the guests, does it fit your needs, test the food menu. After signing the contract with the location you will officially have The Date!

Depending on the type of assistance you need, you can opt for a wedding planner to help you.

6.Wedding Website and Invitations

We are living in the digital era, so online will always be an easy alternative. Having a wedding website will make it easier to keep your guests updated about the most important informations about the wedding. As the date, location, travel information, accommodation, and more. But keeping in mind that there are still lots of family members who are not best friends with technology, printed wedding invitations can be a hint of traditional in the modern world and also taking an important part in your wedding stationary.

7.Vendors

The most important thing is to hire the right people to ensure that your big day goes as you imagined. Some of the primary vendors are: wedding planners, venue, photographer, videographer, florist, chef, music, live band, accommodation, officiant (religious or/and formal), wedding dress and suit, stationary, cake, make-up artist, hair stylist, rent (car, tables, accessories, decorations), transportation, favours, wedding rings. We will soon come out with a new post about Vendor booking – Step by step.

8.Final Guest List

It’s time to create your final wedding guest list. Be aware of the venue’s capacity and don’t invite more people than the space can handle.

9.Send Invitations

You should send the Save-the-date Invitations at least a few months in advance, to ensure that your guests can plan accordingly. The RSVP deadline is typically about two or three weeks before the event.

10.Wedding Dress and Groom’s Attire

Wedding dresses and suits can take up to a few months until are ready if you are choosing a properly tailored one. Take your time and make a research about the styles you prefer. Make appointments to the shops you are planning to visit, so this way you will be able to try on some of the products.   

11.Seating Chart

Nowadays most alternative weddings don’t have a seating charts, so people can choose their own places, but if you are a more traditional one, there are a few steps you should consider: determine the number of tables available, create a floor plan, keep in mind relationships and family dynamics, assign seats.

12.Party!

Enjoy your special day!

Extra:

Plan the Honeymoon

If you’re planning going on your honeymoon shortly after your wedding, it’s time to choose a location, book your travel, accommodations and start planning an itinerary. Have fun and chill!