Preparing for your wedding day takes a lot of time and effort. Wedding planning can consume a person until it’s all they sleep, eat, and breathe! This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; after all, you are preparing for one of the most important days of your life. This guide aims to make preparing for your wedding day a little easier. Of course it helps to do as much research as you possibly can as you plan to make sure you end up with a day you love and remember forever. Read through this guide to see if there’s anything you can use:
Come Up with a Style or Theme
By sitting down and coming up with a simple style or theme before you start planning properly, you’ll know which direction you want to go in when it comes to venue, decor, dress code, and everything else to do with your big day. You might want a traditional big day, something unique, or maybe something vintage. Whatever you go for, make sure it represents you and your partner’s personality.
Write Out Your Guest List
Writing out your guest list is one of the important first steps too. This will determine the size of your wedding. How big your venue needs to be, how much help you need from a caterer, and things like that. By keeping your guest list small, you can keep the price under control. However, you might need to be vigilant when it comes to who to invite. After all, you might feel obliged to invite some people when in reality, you’re not that close to them. To help, you shouldn’t worry about what anybody things when you write out your invites. Do this with your partner so that you both have the people who mean the most to you at your wedding. If you have the budget, you can afford to invite work friends, partners, etc. If not, cutting people from the list is a necessary step.
Choose RSVPs and Invitations
Choosing your RSVPs and invitations is one of the fun parts. You get a chance to set the tone of your wedding with the people you’re inviting. If all you have is the date and you want to make sure the people you’re inviting can get it off, then make sure you send out RSVPs. You can send out the proper invitations with more information on later on, such as the dress code, venue, and other relevant information. Paper Themes wedding invitations have a lot of choice when it comes to picking a great style.
Hunt for the Perfect Venue
The venue will have a lot to do with the atmosphere on your big day, so make sure you take your time choosing the right place. You can use decorations to make it look how you want it to, but making sure it already has the ‘feel’ you want will take a lot of the stress out of it for you. Before falling in love with a venue, make sure that it’s available on the date you want. Then you need to make sure it fits in with your budget.
How will you turn up to your wedding? Your wedding transport is a good way to surprise and wow your guests. You could turn up in a limo like lots of couples do, but you could even turn up on a barge or in a helicopter. Whatever suits your style!
Will You Rent or Buy Your Outfits?
Buying your outfits is expensive, and it could mean having a dress and a suit lying around that you’ll never wear again. You could sell them on afterwards, but you’ll probably tell yourself they are too sentimental to sell. If this seems pointless to you, then rent your outfits instead. It’s cheaper and you won’t need to worry about what to do with them afterwards.
Coming Up With Your Wedding Party
The wedding party includes your bridesmaids, the groomsmen, flower girls, paige boys, and anybody else who will have an important role to play in the wedding. Make sure you take your time so that you’ve chosen the people who mean the most to you!
Arranging the Ceremony
Arranging the ceremony can be fairly simple if you want to go for a traditional wedding. It’ll be pretty much laid out for you, so all you have to do is choose whether or not you’ll write your own vows. One thing I’ll say is try to keep the actual ceremony quite short, as people will get bored. You can then get on to the most fun part of the wedding; celebrating!
Everybody is going to be dying to see the dress on the big day, so take your time to find a dress that really compliments you. There’s nothing in the rulebook that says you must have a white princess dress. You can go for a midi length red dress if that’s more your style! Make sure you feel confident in it!
Plan your beauty treatments beforehand so you don’t need to worry about anything. A few beauty treatments you might want to book include:
- Spray tan.
- Eyebrow wax.
- Teeth whitening.
- Hair treatments.
- Facials and massages.
- Waxing everywhere else.
You can do some of these treatments yourself if you feel confident, but it’s advisable to practice beforehand so you can look your best. This is going to be one of the most amazing days of your life, so use it as an excuse to treat yourself!
Getting Clear on Gifts
Make sure you outline whether you want gifts or not on your invites. People would prefer to know. If you and your partner already live together, you probably won’t need much. Ask politely for a donation to your honeymoon fund instead!
Keeping it Organised
You can keep your wedding organised using an official folder, or there are ways you can use apps to help you. Keeping everything organised will stop you from feeling too stressed out!
Have an amazing day!