If you have recently been asked ‘will you marry me?’ then you might be busy planning for that special day. This is the biggest day of your life and it is up to you to make it as perfect and as special as you want. Of course, you can offload the work onto a wedding planner if you are too busy to do it yourself. However, if you do choose to plan it all yourself then there are certain aspects of planning that are more important than others. Take a look below to find out more.
One of the first things you need to know or have a rough idea about is the date you want to get married. There are times during the year when everyone is getting married so you may have to wait that bit longer for the venue of your dreams. If you go armed with dates then this is something that you won’t have to worry about further down the line. Once you have the dates in mind you will be able to look at venues and find a celebrant.
Something you have to get sorted out early in your wedding planning venture is the venue. Where do you want to get married? If it is a popular venue then you might have a long wait, some waiting lists can be as long as two years. However, if you let the venue know your desirable dates beforehand then they may be able to squeeze you in somewhere. Getting married during the week tends to be a less popular option than on the weekend. Think about this, it is always better to be flexible when it comes to your venue.
Now, the time that a lot of brides look forward to, the dress shopping. You might have an idea in your head about the type of dress you want to wear on your big day. Take your ideas to the wedding shop with you and see which style suits you the best. It might be nice to try on different dresses to see which one you want to say yes to. Don’t go alone, take some friends or family along with you for support and opinions.
Figure out who you want to attend your wedding. The last thing you want is for people you don’t like to show up and spoil your big day. It is important that you sit down with your partner and discuss who you would like to invite. It is also an essential part of the planning to create a table plan. You don’t want your Aunt Susan sitting next to her ex, Uncle Derek as this will just make things awkward.
Finally, once you have everything set in stone then you can send out your wedding invites to the people you want to attend. On your invites should be the venue, the date, the time, and somewhere they can RSVP. Without an RSVP on your invites, you won’t know who is turning up and who isn’t.