Weddings are usually perceived as one of the best days of your life. It also involves a lot of heavy planning to make sure your big day is smooth, seamless, and perfect. How are you supposed to be planning for your wedding? Where are you going to start, and how are you going to start? Lucky for you, we will discuss all of that brief to give you an idea of how you can create your wedding planning!
Once you get engaged, the first thing you have to do is to decide on a date. Usually, it takes 12 months to plan a wedding; you need to think ahead, and the first thing you have to lay down is your wedding date. After that, you can now proceed to book a venue. Wedding venues are usually challenging to reserve, especially if you need it last minute, so reserving your desired wedding venue early is definitely a must if that’s the only place you want to get married. To choose the best wedding venue, you should also have your first draft of your guest list to give you an idea of the size of the wedding venue that you are looking for.
The next vital step to take once you’ve settled those three things is to book your officiant; in this way, if you have a particular officiant that you’d want to have at your wedding, you can book them as early as ten months before the big day. at this time, you should also be able to decide and choose your vendors and suppliers to make sure you give them the ample amount of time they need to put together the wedding of your dreams. These vendors are not limited to wedding planners, flower suppliers, caterers, etc.
Only eight months away from your big day, here you should be sure to be already picking out your dress. If you have a dress custom made, it’s best to stick to this eight-month allowance, as it will give your atelier time to curate and create the dress of your dreams. This way, you’ll also have more chances to do your dress fitting to be extra sure that your dress fits perfectly on you.
Down to six months before the wedding day, this is the perfect time to do two essential things. First is to buy your wedding rings. If you’re having a ring custom made all the more, you should be making sure to purchase them by this time. The second is to book your honeymoon trip. Although depending on the season, you might end up with fully booked hotels or resorts that can cost you the honeymoon of your dreams!
Only two months away, you must be sure to have mailed your invites and confirm your transportation arrangements. The last thing you want is no guests and no bridal car on your wedding day!
Just two weeks away, make sure to have your final dress fitting, last headcount, and seating arrangements. Here you want to finish all the work you need to do to focus on pampering yourself to prepare for the big day.
Finally, as your big day arrives, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your 12-month planning and just focus on your wedding. Remember that the real essence of a wedding is not all about the planning and superficial material things; it’s about being one and together with your partner and being able to share this milestone and moment with your family, friends, and God.