Whether you are recently engaged, in the thick of planning a wedding, or helping someone else plan theirs, you probably already know how complicated and stressful the planning process can be. Of course, there are many factors involved such as the size and location of the wedding, and at the end of the day, all that matters is that the bride and groom are happy. It is up to them how they want their wedding to turn out! So if you are the bride-to-be, remember this and don’t let what anyone else says to get into your head too much.
If you’re in the beginning stages of planning, it might be a good idea to take a step back, take a breath, and make a list of things to think about. To help you with that, here are 4 things you should consider when planning a wedding.
Sending out save the dates and invitations is something most brides think about when planning their wedding, but they may forget that signage is also important. You may want large signage for the big day for decoration purposes, or to help direct guests where to go. Some people choose to have a sign up with a seating chart, while others may use a sign as their guest book! Either way, there are many companies out there (perhaps even the same company you got your save the dates from) that can help you add a sign to your event.
One thing that can end up being a pretty big deal is all of the attire involved with a wedding. First, you’ll have to decide what type of event the wedding will be. For example, is it a formal or a black-tie event? Semi-formal? Or perhaps you are having a backyard wedding and want to go for a more casual look. Either way, this is something you’ll need to let your guests know, and it also may dictate what your budget will be.
The venue is probably the largest and typically most expensive part of a wedding, and because of this it will really help you to decide on a venue early on. Some venues are more in demand than others and it be hard to book them. It is not unheard of for a venue to be booked up to a year or more in advance! Once you’ve locked in your venue you will also have a date chosen, and this way you can begin to plan everything else with more ease.
The size of your wedding will be a huge determining factor when it comes to how much your wedding will cost. Start talking with your fiancé about your guest list and what size you would like to keep it at. Some people opt for a small, intimate wedding while others choose to invite everyone they know. Either way, it’s up to you, but remember to stick to your budget because a larger guest list means higher costs and more complications.
Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be stressful and in fact it can be a ton of fun! Use this list to help you make sure you don’t forget anything.