From choosing the venue to purchasing the bridal gown, everything related to the wedding must be perfect. Remember that your big day should be one worth remembering. However, before you proceed with your checklist, you should plan some things properly, so that even the preparation stage is memorable.
If you want a spring wedding, April is ideal with the warm sunshine and beautiful blooms. Avoid March, as the weather is not predictable during this time. Early summer is one of the favorite seasons for wedding. Usually, June has the most predictable weather. The downside of a June wedding could be the rising prices.
A fall wedding during September or October is considered ideal. The weather is crisp and mild. One advantage of wedding in the fall is that the honeymoon sites are less crowded. Very few people want to get married during winter, due to the cold weather and snow. Most of the popular venues are available during this season.
According to folklore, getting married on the last day of the year would make the couple lucky. It is also said that, January is a fruitful month for the couple. Note that February is the most romantic month; as we celebrate Valentine's Day during this time. So there are enough reasons to hold your wedding during this season.
You can lower the cost in many ways. You must categorize the requirements into three segments - must have, optional and nice to have. While must haves are unavoidable, think twice before spending money for optional things. You may avoid those in the 'nice to have' category.
The Internet is a helpful tool for everyone. You will come across several websites that offer quality products and services. While some sites provide wedding check lists, others provide information about the venues, discounts on bridal mall, wedding gifts, and accessories. Some sites provide useful links to businesses that cater to your wedding needs.
The following are some of the ideal options.
- Home: a do-it-yourself special wedding
- Beach: this may need license or permit
- Rented Halls
- Patio or Garden: a do-it-yourself wedding
- Rented Mansions
- Rented Ranches
- Hotel, Ballrooms, Grounds, Gardens: full service
- Convention, Conference Centers: some offer full service, others are on rental basis
In case of full service, they handle everything. However, you still have to attend to personal things. You have to take care of the attire, wedding accessories, wedding gifts, family and wedding attendants. If you go for a rental basis venue, Most of the time such wedding sites provide tables, chairs, linens, tableware, glassware, and flatware.
You need to choose the season of the wedding, the day and time of the wedding, the theme and colors, shop for flowers, and check with the decoration specialist as early as possible. Flowers should be arranged in coordination with other components. You may use the bridesmaids' bouquets as centerpieces at the reception. This way, you can save some money.
You have to shortlist at least three music brands. Choose the song you want to be played when you walk down the aisle, and the songs for entertaining the guests while you are busy with photographers. The music providers should be identified as early as possible.