A wedding is probably the single biggest day in a person's life. It is where two people unite and become a team for the duration of their married life. Everyone who is planning a wedding wants it to turn out "perfect." Planning your "perfect" big day can be stressful and challenging without any guidance. Your planning efforts shouldn't leave you tired and frustrated, rather you should have fun with the process.
Your life could be made simpler by working through your wedding preparations by using wedding planning checklists and wedding planning books. You will be able to plan, track and log your progress and also keep track of your budgets. However, before you jump into the wedding planning the bride and groom should focus on making the event as memorable as possible to them first. The memories of family and friends are really incidental to the whole event.
In order to make your big day perfect and avoid any major disappointments, Wedding Planner Book recommends you should focus on the following five major areas:
I. Wedding venue - a wedding cannot be planned until the venue is booked for a certain date. Hiring other vendors and sending out invitations can't be done until the date and place of the marriage is booked.
II. Wedding attire - Both the bride and groom should determine what they are wearing. The bride's gown may be the trickiest piece. The availability of the perfect gown could be challenging. If possible, it is recommended that the bride start shopping for her gown at least six months before the wedding. This will provide her sufficient time to track down the perfectly measured gown. There is more flexibility with the groom's attire, as it can be purchased or rented any time. The groom should ensure that sufficient time be given to custom tailored attire or rental attire to ensure that the optimal outfits.
III. Various wedding vendors confirmed. This includes the photographer, florist, videographer, entertainers, disc jockey or any other service providers. The photographer may be one of the first vendors booked, if wedding invitations are to include photographs of the bride and groom.
IV. Drafting and sending wedding invitation/announcement details. Any invitation/save the date announcement will include the date and venue, obviously, but also time of day, itinerary, required attire, and any other incidental details should be included.
V. Food/Entertainment - Ensuring that there is quality food and quality entertainment will ensure that you and your guests will have a great time. Guests will remember good food, drinks and entertainment such as musicians/a good disc jockey. The best way to find a good caterer is to attend some tastings. The best way to find a quality entertainer is to speak to the vendor's referrals.
If you "nail" these "top five" must-do's, you will have far less stress about things going wrong. Once these are nailed, your wedding planning will be left to smaller more manageable After these, your wedding planning concerns will be left to more manageable items.
Hemal Balsara is an individual who has planned and attended over 100 weddings.