Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting things you will ever do – stressful, but exciting nonetheless! Knowing the ins and outs of a wedding requires a comprehensive checklist like this one, which can help you time your plans so that you can keep all the wedding plates balanced. Implementing the five W’s (who, what, when, where, how) is a great way to ensure you hit all the right notes for your big day. In this article, we’ve chosen to focus on three of those W’s and guide you on your way to a perfect wedding:
There is so much choice when it comes down to choosing where you have your wedding, and it’s not all about the specific venue either. Making the decision between a destination wedding and a wedding local to you is usually dictated by family obligation. Going abroad isn’t always possible for some family members, even if it does come with a built-in honeymoon for you! The other decision you have to make is what type of wedding venue you go for, whether you are looking at a manor house wedding venue or simply a registry office affair. Budget should be carefully considered, along with your ideal wedding day ideas. Where you get married matters, so put your heads together and start booking some appointments nice and early so you can get the best deals.
Before you get to send out any invitations, you must know where you are getting married and you have to set a date. The date is sometimes dependent on work commitments as well as your budget and you should give yourself enough time to plan and prepare for the perfect wedding day, too. Most people book their venues 18 months to a year ahead of time, so that they can get the best prices along with giving themselves time to hit weight loss goals for the most important dress they’ll ever wear. Consider what season you hope to be married in, as you’ll need to count for the budget of others. Christmas weddings may be beautiful, but with all the costs involved at the festive time of year, attending a wedding can often be on the bottom of the list.
The details of your day matter. You need to carefully plan your food, photographer, transport, beauty and what drinks to serve on the day. All the ‘what’ of the wedding should be sorted in the early planning stages when you book your venue, as you need to be able to include everything in your invitations. Weddings come with a lot of intricate detail and sitting down with your new fiancé is the way to iron out all the creases of the big day ahead.
Understanding your own hopes and dreams is key for your wedding. Excitement, happiness and love are all wonderful additions to the big day, but the tools for it are within the details. Plan carefully, and your day will go off without a hitch.