As we slowly approach the end of the year, the season of weddings is also about to slow down and stop.
Bringing us some of the most beautiful weddings, this wedding season has been an absolute blast. However, if you are planning to have a wedding now, don’t worry, you’re right on time.
As autumn approaches, the weather is going to be incredibly romantic and perfect for a beautiful wedding celebration.
Nevertheless, when it comes to your big day, it is essential that everything is planned and followed through to the T. Whether it is something as basic as simple wedding thank you cards or as important as finding the right officiant, it all needs to be just right.
To help you out, today we bring you this simple step-by-step guide to planning the wedding of a lifetime; so here we go!
The first thing you decide before anything else needs to be your wedding budget. Whether you plan to fund it yourself or take help from your parents, you still need to set a budget and stick to it.
Having an open discussion about the budget and how much you can afford to spend can make things much easier in the long run. Even a simple outline with some wiggle room can help you plan the wedding more efficiently.
Extra points if you can assign a budget to almost every aspect of your wedding like the cake, the caterer, etc, to narrow down suppliers early on.
2. The Guest List and The Wedding Party
Once the budget is set, the next step would be to come up with a guest list from both of your ends. Write down all the people you plan to invite, and not just off the top of your head.
Consider your sister’s boyfriend, your mom’s best friend, that uncle you only see at weddings and everyone else that you might want to invite.
You also need to choose your best man, maid of honour, bridesmaids, ushers, flower girls and page boys and confirm your wedding party!
3. Venue, Caterer, and Other Intricacies
The next step is simply deciding on the perfect venue and every other expense that may occur at the venue according to your budget.
This may include your caterers, photographers, florists, musicians, cake designers, and everyone else you need on the wedding day.
4. The Dresses / Suits
Well, it’s time for the fun bit. Deciding on who’ll wear what. It’s your big day and you need to find the perfect outfit. However, it is also important to decide what your wedding party will look like.
Start looking for the perfect wedding dress, the groom’s suit, bridesmaids’ dresses and the groomswear and buy them as soon as possible.
5. The Invites
Well, by this time probably everyone in your family and social circle knows that you’re about to get married, however, you still need to make it official.
Now we didn’t mention setting the date because it was kind of obvious, but once you’ve set the date, you also need to pick out what your invitations will look like.
Choose an elegant design depending on your personal opinion and send out the invites at least four to six months before the wedding.
6. The Table Plan
As the wedding gets closer, the RSVPs are going to start coming in, and when you have all of them, it’s time to prepare the ‘dreaded’ table plan.
Allotting seats to your family members, friends, acquaintances and their plus ones can seem like a daunting task, but it is something you need to go through.
Here you may need to consider things like seating elderly people close to the door, providing certain guests better access to the room, etc.
7. The Final Touches
Once it’s all done, you just need to work on the miscellaneous final touches like preparing your wedding song, speeches, wedding thank you cards, and other minute things.
Now that you know all about the seven simple steps to planning the perfect wedding, it’s time you start with it right away.
Set the date and use our step-by-step wedding planning guide to take you through the planning process smoothly!
We hope you found what you were looking for and wish you a happy life together! Thank you for reading!