Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, but, just like with any other significant event, it’s one that’s fraught with a lot of planning, careful thought and stress. A wedding, after all, is a major gathering of your friends and loved ones, and so to organize such an event to go off without a hitch is quite a feat of logistics. That being said, it’s not an impossible task. With some helpful tips, the help of a wedding planner, and a solid check list of everything you need to get done before the big day, it’s far from unachievable. With that in mind we’ll take a look at five ways of preparing your wedding below.
Plan a Budget
Weddings are expensive, and costs can quickly spiral out of control without a plan. Before you book a single thing ensure that you plan your wedding meticulously. This means taking into account how many guests you’ll have, the amount of food you’ll have to serve, not to mention drinks, flowers, and even miscellaneous items like confetti. It all adds up – so be sure to write down every little thing to ensure that your wedding is the day of your dreams, without being the money-drainer of your nightmares.
Decide on a Theme
Just like any other party, your wedding will most likely need a theme. This doesn’t have to be superheroes or cops or robbers, but a subtle concept that pervades the entire ceremony and party and ties it all together. It could be a rustic theme or something inspired by the Great Gatsby, but having a central theme with add that extra touch of magic to an already magical day.
Pick your Attire
It’s hard to rank things according to their importance on a wedding day, but the attire of the bride and groom might be somewhere near the top. Since they’re the focal point of the entire day it makes sense that they should look as beautiful as possible. This means picking a well-cut and high quality suit for the groom and the perfect dress for the bride. It also means ensuring that your hair and makeup is completely on point. For many people it’s also the perfect opportunity to try out a brand new hair style or color – so if you’ve ever wanted to dye your hair black or wear it in a chignon to match your dress, now is the time! It’s important to start planning this early, as finding the right dress and suit can be quite a time-consuming endeavor.