Tips to Plan Your Wedding in a Short Time
Your new life changes on the day he pops “The Question” and you say “Yes”. Now you have a life partner who is going to share all the sorrows and joys of your life. However, instead of enjoying the turn of events a proposal brings, most people get nervous about the wedding preparations.
Most people believe that planning a wedding is nerve-wrecking and the resulting stress can take the fun out of this once-in-a-lifetime event especially if there is a short engagement. There is so little time and yet so much to do. Do not worry! Just follow the tips listed here to plan your wedding in a short time.
The Budget: Few things like talking about finances openly when it comes to a wedding. They want to have enough money to start their new life but also want to have a wedding that everyone remembers. It is important to be clear about the wedding budget. This is going to eliminate a lot of confusion for the rest of wedding planning tasks. If it is just the two of you, the bride and the groom, or your families are also involved in making the decisions, fix a budget as soon as possible.
The Planner: If you like to delegate and trust in others for taking a few decisions on your part, and if your budget allows then you must hire a wedding planner. Consider your work divided in half or less since the wedding planner is an expert in the field and can find vendors without any need for your involvement. All you need to do is, clearly state your idea of the wedding and share your preferences. You can also take the help of online wedding planning sites like Wedmegood.com to save your money on wedding planners and plan it yourself.
The Theme: Many people are opting for destination weddings while some still prefer to stay in their hometowns for the grand celebration. Decide the kind of wedding you want and the theme. It is important to be on the same page on this one as well. The wedding must be as grand or as private as both of you prefer. You can discuss both the budget and theme on the same day to move on to the next step.
The Venue: For many people, this is not an issue since there are plenty of amazing wedding and reception venues in all cities and towns. Check out a few wedding venues in Delhi, Mumbai and any other city you are getting married online and make up your mind about them. Shortlist a few ones that you want to check out in person. Visit the venue and picture the venue decorated as per your wedding theme. Book the one you both like and stop checking out other places to eliminate confusion and wastage of time.
The Guests: One of the biggest points of conflict is the guest list. Depending on the kind of wedding you want to have, private or grand, both of you must create a list of the people you want at your wedding. Discuss with each other to eliminate a few names from each other’s list if the list crosses the number you have agreed upon. Bear in mind that your venue must be large enough to house all of the wedding guests.
The Vendors: If you have hired a wedding planner, you do not deal with the other vendors that you need to hire for the wedding such as the photographer, videographer, caterer, musician, decorator, makeup artist, etc. If you are doing it all on your own, consider asking friends and family for recommendations. You can also go online to check out the best in the field. Find top candid photographers online and contact them to hire for your wedding and pre-bridal shoot.
The Invitations: When everything else is set up, you must finalise the design of your wedding invitation card. If you liked a wedding card from one of your cousin or friend’s wedding, you can show it for reference, if you saved it that is. Once you receive them, it is time to send them to your guests. Consider delegating the task to your trusted friends and family or taking their help.
Wedding and the pre-wedding time must be the time that you enjoy thoroughly and have good memories of for the rest of your life. Try to delegate a few tasks and also take help from professionals or loved ones to reduce your stress levels. After all, you want to look well-rested and gorgeous on your big day!