Everybody knows that planning a wedding can unarguably be one of the most stressful times of your life. Nevertheless, it doesn’t need to be a hassle, MG-VISION is here to help with our 8 quick tips for planning your wedding. Our guide has been put together with the key points to remember when planning your special day to ensure the process is fun, easy and of course, stress free.
1. Setup A Realistic Budget
The primary thing you must first consider when planning your big day is how much can you afford? With a budget of $1,000 or even $100,000, you will be guaranteed to find a venue and services for your wedding that will suit your each and every need.
2. Locate The Perfect Wedding Venue For Your Special Day
It’s common that most couples have an exact date in their minds, years in advance of the big day. It’s important to remember that the choice and availability of your chosen venue will more than likely alter the date of the wedding. If you both decide to get married in a church or perhaps require the services of a local registrar then make sure to seek necessary advice. Only until both the ceremony and wedding venue has been arranged, will your special day truly fall into place. Keep in mind that after the ceremony it will be your first evening together as a married couple. Sadly, not all venues come equipped with hotel facilities, so make sure you consider planning your first night together too.
3. Choose Your Wedding Rings
Now that your big day is all set and booked it’s time to start considering the accessories you will need to purchase. Accessories play a big part in bringing your wedding day together, such as your bouquet, matching bridesmaid jewellery, but most importantly your wedding rings. When picking out your perfect wedding ring you aren’t just selecting a fine piece of beautiful jewellery, you are taking the next step towards linking you and your partner together forever.
4. Decide Who Will Be Invited
Guests lists, some find it mundane, some argue, and some don’t even know where to begin. The truth in the matter is that you have more than likely already thought about who should be invited. Once you have selected the right venue for your special day it would be safe to assume that you have an idea of the amount of people that you will be able to accommodate at your wedding party. When discussing on who is to be invited with your partner be prepared to give some leeway and try to be as genuinely accommodating as you can.
5. Pick The Perfect Dress
It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, there is an abundance of wedding dresses to discover. Remember, groomswear and bridesmaids and not forget to mention outfits for your flower girls, ushers and page boys will also need to be taken into consideration. Take some aside with your partner to ensure everybody is coordinated.
6. Time To Send Out The Invites
Keeping your wedding plans secret from friends and family is somewhat impossible, so take the time to make things official. It’s recommended to send out your wedding invitations roughly 3 to 6 months in advance of your special day. This ensures that your guests have plenty of notice and can make their own arrangements so that they’re able to attend.
8. Book Your Photographer
For some couples a photographer is almost as important as the wedding rings themselves. Who wouldn’t want to document their special day in an array of carefully shot photographs? During your wedding you will undoubtedly encounter many wondrous moments that you’ll wish to share and cherish for years to come. Do your research on your photographer before hiring them, take a look at their portfolio or even arrange a meeting to discuss plans or ideas that you may have. That way, you and your photographer will know what to expect and be prepared on the day.
Our 8 points can’t possibly cover each and every fine detail for every couple but we do hope that we have provided a good idea of what you may encounter on the run up to your big day.