Your wedding is sure to be one of the happiest, most important occasions of your life, and given the stress of planning and the excitement of the situation itself, you may find yourself unable to carry through with some of the basic tasks involved in planning. Preparations for a wedding is not easy and you definitely don’t want someone else taking control, so stay calm, face everything with a positive attitude and tackle all the tasks related to your wedding. To avoid getting overly stress out, the best thing you can do is start planning in advance; way ahead of time. Don’t wait for the last minute to start pulling all the elements together. You are responsible for your special day, so give yourself something to be proud of.
The preparations start from fixing a date for the wedding. The date should be set for a few months ahead of the planning process, and the date should be flexible (give or take a couple of days), when checking around at desired venues and their availability. When choosing a venue, take factors such as seating, accommodation, approach, price and cost per head, catering, convenience and appearance into consideration. Don’t settle for the first place you visit. Visit a few places, and compare and contrast the pros and cons of each before settling, after all, the location will determine whether those wedding photos look good or not!
Also look into decorations and catering. Some locations, like hotels or reception halls, provide the catering service, making your job easier, and it’s always better to go with a place that provides catering rather than having to source for it on your own. Decorations will also partially be done by the venue, but if you have a particular theme in mind, you will have to coordinate with the venue as well as source for additional decorations. Let’s not forget the wedding cake, the couple’s tuxedo and dress, the invitations, the wedding favors! Don’t be afraid to call in some friends to help you with all this, while you focus on finding and hiring a wedding photographer and a band or a DJ.It’s important to keep in mind that while you most definitely should have the most special day of your life, expenses are a major concern. Don’t go overboard with spending, and maintain a budget for your wedding expenditure, as you will need some money for your honeymoon and money for the rent or purchase of a place to live and start your life together.