You and your partner deserve the best wedding day that you could possibly wish for, but unfortunately – it is not likely to come easy. You are going to have to plan everything perfectly and take your time with deciding fundamental things about your wedding.
It can be a quite confusing and stressful time, and to make sure your dream doesn’t descend into a poorly organized nightmare – there are some important boxes you need to tick before you move on to some of the more ‘fun’ parts of planning the big day.
#1 Know your budget
First things first, you are going to need to establish a budget. If you have a seemingly bottomless pit of money to spend on your wedding, you can go ahead and skip this one. To everyone else in the world, you will know that there will be some limitations to your wedding, and knowing the best wedding budget tips can take some of the stress out of it, especially if you go looking for things you might not have heard of before.
#2 Decide on a theme
You and your partner need to think about the theme of your wedding. This will directly impact every single choice that you make from here on in, so setting a theme will make decision-making a lot easier and will also help to make sure that the wedding goes pretty much as planned.
#3 Work out the guest list
After you’ve ticked those boxes, you are going to need to configure a guest list. If you are on a tight budget, you might not be able to invite everyone you want. So you are going to need to make a shortlist of people who absolutely need to be there, and you can see how many more you can cater towards. Start off small and build it up from there. This can be quite a contentious task especially when you take into account various issues of family politics, many of which you might not even have been aware of.
#4 Spend time on the speeches
Speeches are another tricky thing. A lot of the time, they are a great time to reminisce on the past and give the couple well wishes for the future. However, you might not want speeches or toasts at your wedding. This is fine, you just need to communicate the fact to your guests that you would rather that they didn’t present one, or you, yourself don’t want to make a speech. If they are insistent, you can ask them to write a letter to you instead.
#5 Find the right location
Location is the final piece of the puzzle. You might want to go across the sea and go somewhere exotic, or you might want to keep it closer to home and local. Either way, you should make sure that it is in keeping with your theme and you can afford it – which is very important for the whole event, whether it is a local church or it is in a rented-out hall.
There are a lot of things to consider when making your wedding perfect. You are going to have to think about the theme of your wedding and how that affects everything, and the guest list to make sure you have everyone that you want there. Next on the list are the things that guests are doing like speeches, and you are going to need to remember to make (and importantly stick to) your budget.