It’s very easy to get carried away by the excitement of planning a wedding. Whether you’re recently engaged or deep into planning, it’s a good idea to keep a level head. Use your savvy to make sure everything is in place ahead of the big day, ensuring your celebrations turn out the way you want them to.
Practical things to ask yourselves before you even start planning your wedding include: Do you need wedding insurance? Should you set up a wedding savings account? Do you need a wedding loan? Do you make a public announcement about our engagement/wedding?
Planning your wedding is one of the most exciting things you can do. However, it can be rather overwhelming when you really think about all the work involved in creating the perfect wedding day. There are a lot of things you and your partner will need to discuss. It’s a good idea to get your thoughts down, perhaps by maintaining a wedding journal or mood board to keep track of everything.
You need to begin by deciding your wedding budget. It’s easy to set a budget for your wedding and then get completely carried away! Try and set a budget and stick to it. If the cost does go over, how far are you willing to stretch? You may be asking parents to contribute to your wedding, a factor that can be included in your budget.
Most couples like to choose a theme for their wedding. This is one of the best parts of planning a wedding, coming up with ideas and putting them together to create your perfect wedding day. It is also important to consider the season you would like to get married in, since it can make all the difference to the dress you choose, as well as the transport and menus for your reception.
In the Weeks Before your Wedding
Your wedding may have been planned with military precision, but surprises can always crop up. Couples need to expect the unexpected, and work on a plan B ahead of time. Think about possible issues that might arise. Can you cater for guests that turn up unexpectedly? What happens if a supplier drops out suddenly?
If you have an outdoor wedding planned and the weather is against you, don’t panic. Event Juice have the following advice:
“If the forecast calls for nothing but sunshine and rainbows for the weekend a wedding is planned, people will generally assume that they don’t have to create a backup plan in case of inclement weather. Why would they need to, right? The experts say it’ll be fine! Rest assured that the one way to ensure torrential downpours and tornadoes on any particular date is to plan an outdoor celebration and not arrange for a plan B just in case…There is a definite upside to making these seemingly tiresome backup plans: they’re almost like a pre-emptive strike against whatever negative karma might be lurking around, waiting to cause trouble. 99 times out of 100, you won’t have to use any part of your contingency arrangement, but you’ll be far more confident and secure during the event knowing that you have one just in case.”