The next big thing coming your way is the wedding as soon as the engagement begins. It is not surprising that after people find out you are engaged, the next question would be, “When are you getting married?” However, it is not that simple to set a specific date for a wedding right after you get engaged.
You need to take care of many things before taking your relationship down the aisle. There is, of course, the budget you set aside for your big day. This will probably be quite substantial as weddings happen only once in a lifetime, like engagements.
Apart from the budget, where all your decisions are based, there is a venue to think about, the wedding theme, guests, food, entertainment, etc. You may be overwhelmed by all the details of planning your wedding, but fortunately, there are solutions. One of the best ways to lessen the stress of planning your wedding is to hire the services of a party planner that can provide you with your party requirements and bring your idea to fruition.
Having professionals handle your wedding needs can take a load off your mind and help you relax more before the wedding and focus on the significance of the day in your life.
While people may have their methods of wedding planning that work well for them, simplifying the process and still achieving what you set out to do is even better. Planning a wedding need not be as stressful that it somehow takes away some time to relax and eagerly anticipate the coming event. The essential tips below can help you plan your wedding without increasing your stress levels.
Think of a theme for the wedding
Before shopping for the wedding gown or hiring a band for entertainment, it is best to think of a wedding theme. Then, you and your partner can share ideas about how you want your wedding to be. For example, if you are both outdoorsy people who enjoy being around nature, you may consider saying your “I do’s” by the beach in a tropical setting.
On the other hand, you may imagine a ballroom in a fancy hotel to hold the reception. It becomes easier to decide the venue, decor, food, or entertainment when you have a theme. You can also get inspiration from viewing posts on various social media platforms. Collect them and see which one you feel would suit you and your spouse the most.
Decide on when and where your wedding will be
After deciding on your wedding theme, you can now move on to deciding when and where your wedding will be held. The venue must be a place that completes your vision and will set the scene for your wedding photographs.
It is best to have a list of options and find out details of the venue before making decisions. You want to ensure that you and your spouse are satisfied with your wedding location. It is also best to book your venue well in advance to ensure that the scheduled date is reserved for your event.
Select your entourage
Some couples can quickly identify the people they want to be in the entourage, including the best man, maid of honour, flower girls, ushers, etc. It may take a little more time to choose for others, maybe because they have more people around them to pick from. When it comes to selecting people for these particular roles, it is best not to rush the decisions. But either way, you might want some personalised wedding stationary to give them a special invite.
Take the time to choose your party essentials carefully to count on their support for your relationship. Also, consider the costs of their wedding outfits and your appreciation gifts for them. There is joy in requesting special people in your life to have a significant role in your wedding. Thus, take your time and select the best. They will only be too happy to oblige.
Planning a wedding is by no means easy. Many couples opt to have professionals handling the details of the wedding party, so they have more time to prepare themselves for the big day. Your wedding day is a milestone, and it is only fitting that you enjoy and remember every moment of it.