When it comes to planning your wedding, every detail is vital. You have to get everything down right to the last dot if you want your wedding to go seamlessly. Of course, there are a few things that may happen that will be outside your control, but with proper planning, you can be sure of a hitch-free wedding ceremony.
The purpose of this article is to explore a few important details you should know about when planning for your wedding. While it is true that every couple’s wedding is unique in its own way, these factors are universal and can make or break your big day.
- Number of guests
Many a wedding has been thrown into disarray because the number of guests far exceeded the expected figure, and this meant that not everyone could sit down inside the wedding venue. In some cases, this has led to quarrels and fists fights among wedding guests.
To avoid such an unpleasant situation, you need to have an exact number of guests you will be inviting to your wedding. Your guest list is a very vital part of the wedding and will influence your choice of wedding venue, catering, and other logistics.
At the same time, even though you have an estimate for the number of guests expected, it is a good idea to book a venue that can accommodate extra.
- Plan your budget
Everyone knows that weddings cost money, especially when you want to have a special setup on your big day. To avoid cash flow problems during the wedding, start planning your finances ahead of time.
Find out how much it will cost to rent the wedding venue, pay for caterers, pay for entertainment, flowers, photographer, and so on. Because none of these elements is less important, you will have to make sure you can afford all of these, or look for ways to raise the needed cash before the wedding date.
Thankfully, there are lots of ways to raise money for your dream wedding, such as asking friends and family members, and also ways to save on wedding budget without changing your plans.
- Wedding dates
The date you choose for your wedding could be a crucial part of your wedding arrangements. For example, if your wedding happens to fall on the day of an important local event (like a trade conference, sports event, or charity walk), you may find that your guests will not make it on time to the venue.
This can also affect the cost of hotels, transport cost, and basically every cost you will incur on your wedding day.
You should study your calendar properly when choosing dates to be sure that your big day will not clash with something else.
- Mother nature
Mother Nature rarely give an inch when it comes to the plans of mere mortals. Instead, it is our place to properly consider Mother Nature when planning any important event.
What this means is that you should properly consider the season when planning your wedding. It has been suggested that springtime is the ideal period for weddings, especially if you intend to hold an outdoor ceremony. Whatever the case, choose the time of the year that will be favourable to everyone.
- Wedding planners
Wedding planners are a necessary ‘evil’ when it comes to planning weddings. These individuals are experts when it comes to managing resources, people, and equipment, so you may want to consider investing in a wedding planner to make sure your day turns out perfect.
Of course, you can choose to go the DIY route and plan everything on your own. After all, friends and family members will be there to ensure a seamless ceremony.
It is never a good idea to send out wedding invitations late. People tend to make plans in advance, and some of your important friends make have already made plans for the day of your wedding because they were not informed on time.
When planning for your big day, everyone who matters, from your guests to the vendors and contractors, should all be made aware of the date long in advance. This way, you will have very few disappointments.