The actual date of the wedding is probably one of the most important details that the bride and groom will have to decide. This detail is usually taken care of first. The availability of your chosen venue and availability of family and friends will be major factors when deciding on a date.
On days where weddings are not traditionally held, some venues may offer a discount. The time the wedding takes place can also make a difference in the expense. For example, evening receptions can be more expensive than having it in the morning or afternoon.
Setting a budget is advisable before srtating to make any plans. This will then make organising the wedding easier as you arrange it all to your budget.
Once this had been done, the venue can now be decided upon. Some venues can offer discounts depending on what time of year you choose. Just after special events and holidays is a good time if you are considering the cost. This is considered to be ‘off peak’ time so will work out a bit cheaper.
It is important to discuss the size of the wedding you both want. One persons dream wedding may not be the same as the other person. Therefore, it is advisable to have a discussion regarding the wedding arrangements such as location, number of people to invite, entertainment etc.
It is important to agree the guest list and attendants. Whether you want to keep it a small intimate wedding where just close family and friends are invited or you want to make it a huge affair. In which case, the bride and groom may want to invite everyone you have ever met. When compiling the guest list you will need to consider the space of the venue you have chosen.
A professional may be hired to record the special occasion. I’m sure your friends may offer to take pictures or video. But for this momentous occasion, a professional video or photos may be more presentable. So you will have something special to remember your big day by. You will also be able to share this with your family and friends.
Think about the cake! It may be best to have a tasting first before deciding on the cake. You may want to let family and friends taste the cake also. Then it can be a bit of fun for everybody!
Think about the wedding invitations. You may even want to creat your own. By making your own you can add your own personal touches to them.
Start looking for wedding dresses a few months before. This way, the bride will have plenty of time to choose. The groom should also arrange to hire or even buy his outfit well in advance also. This way, you will have plenty time to make arrangements for fittings etc.
Couples may even want to think about hiring a wedding planner if they don’t have alot of time for all the arrangements or find it slightly overwhelming. This way, everything will be planned and coordinated to your exact needs without as much stress!
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