Did you know that your wedding is possibly the biggest part you will ever throw? That is the reality. Therefore, figuring out how to plan one systematically might fell daunting at first. Whether you have a few months or several weeks to plan for the big day, you will have to focus on each task at a time to prevent getting overwhelmed. If your time is limited, you should delegate some of the responsibilities to your friends and family. If you just need a few steps to kick-start the planning, here are the 5 steps to use.
Set the budget
When figuring out the planning of your wedding, you will have to decide on the amount you want to spend on the wedding. Deciding on the amount to spend might not be fun, but it is among the tasks that you will have to complete first. You do not want to fall in love with vendors, venue or dresses only to realize that they are completely out of your range. Therefore, sit down with the potential contributors and your parents to come up with the budget. After that, divide the budget by the service or vendors accordingly.
Another important part of planning the wedding systematically involves gathering inspiration. Think of how you would want the wedding to feel and look. If you need a formal and a super-classic vibe or one that is relaxed and rustic, you will have to plan for that. Start by perusing Instagram, Pinterest, and the popular wedding websites to get an idea of the décor or colour schemes to go with. Start the process earlier and kick it into a higher gear after you have chosen the venue and decided on the date.
Come up with a guest list
You do not need a final list of guests until you are in the last stage of planning, estimating the number of guests earlier is important. The difference between a 300-person and 50-person wedding would not be huge, especially when it comes to the selection of the venue. Therefore, before, you select a wedding venue; think about the number of guests you will host. While in this stage, you will have to choose the individuals who will help you during the big day. Select the groomsmen, bridesmaid, bridesman or groomsladies and request them to take the important role.
Plan on the dates
To set the wedding date, you will have to book a venue. However, choosing several wedding dates is always good before you search for the venues. Think about the season you would want to wed and whether a Saturday night wedding is necessary. Consider the work schedules, family conflicts and holidays and then narrow down things to a few choices. By setting up several potential dates, you will have an easier time when looking for wedding venues.
Choose the venue
After setting the budget, estimating the number of guests you expect and selecting a few potential dates, you will have to gather the information you require to book the wedding venue. Selection of the wedding venue is the most important part of wedding planning. Read several wedding venue reviews and visit them in person. After reading the venue’s contract and signing the contract, you will have already set the wedding date.