I have always believed that a wedding is not a one day affair, but an event whose preparations can last somewhere around half a year at least. You prepare for a few months, then live through that one beautiful day and then bask in the glory of that day for a few more months. However, to make that one day beautiful, you need to prepare carefully. Pre-wedding preparations aren't as easy as you think they might be. Yes, this article will surely make them easier for you, but the time it's going to take you, nothing can possibly reduce that. We shouldn't compromise on time anyway if we want that one day to be a perfect moment for everyone, isn't it?
The preparations listed below are just the main categories of all the preparations you need to take care of, and the detailed preparations are listed below them in the paragraphs. The key to preparing well is, and has always been, to write down the preparations so that you don't forget any minute detail, even if you wish to. Apart from these preparations, you also have occasions such as the rehearsal dinner to take care of. So, stop thinking and start preparing, NOW!
5 Important Things You Need to Take Care of Before Your Wedding
One of the first pre-wedding preparations are the invitations. Make a list of people whom you want to invite and start preparing the invitations. If you've decided to have a themed wedding, make sure you mention that in the invitation. It is important to prepare these invitations in time, as people need to be informed some time before the wedding as even they need to prepare for it. Remember that, after you've decided the kind of invitations you want, even printing them is going to take some time. Once you've made the list, check for the addresses you have and ones that you don't have.
Another aspect that is going to take a lot of your time is deciding the venue. Finding the perfect place, and that too on the date you have decided, is not an easy task and we all know it, don't we? The venue needs to be decided before you send the invitations for printing, so make sure you decide the outlook of the invitations and look at venues simultaneously. Once the venue is decided, you need to decide how you're going to decorate it, and how the seating arrangement is to be kept. If it's going to be a big wedding, I'd say you just hire a wedding planner.
Deciding the right food and menu for a party, let alone a wedding, is a tough task considering the truckload of options you have. Again, these decisions need to be made mutually by the bride and groom. You need to hunt down few of the best caterers in town, and then see which one offers you the best price amongst all. If the wedding venue is somewhere on the outskirts, are the caterers willingly to provide services there too? The best way to zero in on one company is by asking people who recently got married if they have any contacts of good catering service agents.
Once all the basic preparations are over, you can now focus completely on yourself. Your attire is one of the most important things you need to pay special attention to. Your wedding is going to be one of the best days of your life and you have to make sure you look your best on this day, isn't it? Selecting a wedding gown has to be done keeping in mind what the groom is going to wear or vice versa. The footwear, accessories and the tiara also needs to be finalized. Similarly, the attire of the bridesmaid, and of the good man, also has to be thought of. If these are people outside your family, they might want to select their own attire.
Favors also need to be bought/prepared beforehand so that they don't become a liability later. You have to first look at a few options you would want to give away as favors, and then zero in on a few. The number of guests who attend a wedding are more than those who attend any other function which makes it important for us to start and finish with the favors in time.
Now that you know these pre-wedding preparations, you can perfectly plan any wedding that you want to. If need be, you can also make a checklist of all the things you need to get in place before the big day. Wedding planning and preparation tips are never ending, and this fact makes us forget a few details here and there. So, to plan and prepare everything in time and to execute it in a much better way, use these tips and suggestions. Remember a stitch in time, saves nine.