Yes, I will marry you!
Now, you are asking what’s next? What do I do? You are freaking out. You may have some idea about what you may need but you are not entirely sure. I am here to give you a head start by providing you with the TOP TWELVE things that most definitely need to be on your wedding checklist.
Your wedding is supposed to be the most memorable day of your life – in a good way. However, it can be a very stressful period if you are not sure what you need.
Create a budget
In planning your wedding, you will want all the things that you have always dreamed of as a child growing up. But as a child, your dreams did not have to compete with the reality of what you and your partner can actually afford. You need to create a budget to see what you and your partner can realistically afford, and still have your dream day.
Who do I invite? Your first answer is probably everyone. You may want to, but chances are you cannot. Your budget and your venue can assist you in telling you the number of persons that you can actually afford to have at your wedding. Choose wisely! Inviting the drunk lady down the lady instead of your quiet Jane can turn your dream into a disaster.
Hire an expert – a wedding planner
Wedding planning can be stressful, and sometimes the best and easiest way to go is to hire a planner to handle it for you. You will need a planner who knows what they are doing, and also fits within your budget. Select the top ten that you like and can afford, and then scale it down from there. Meet with them, discuss your plans and ideas and evaluate them. It’s your special day, you deserve the best.
Select a venue
It is important to choose the correct venue for your special day. The venue affects every aspect of your wedding – the number of people to invite, the type of flowers that compliments the setting, everything. Explore your options, select the top options and select the one that can host the number of guests that you have and has the type of ambiance that you wish to have.
Your dress is everything! The type of dress you have should convey what your wedding means to you, as well as it should make you feel
Flowers, flowers and more flowers
Flowers make everything better. As with selecting your venue and wedding planner, you will want to select from the top contenders. Flowers assist with conveying moods, as well as adding to the ambiance of your wedding. We recommend sola wood flowers, they last forever and look amazing!
Officiator or local priest
Whether you are marrying at a religious venue or your favorite destination wedding site, you will need someone to officiate your wedding.
Select your menu
You do not want your in-laws scrunching their faces at your food selection. Ensure that in choosing your food it matches your style, it is easy on the palate and is within your budget.
The Good Stuff – Book your honeymoon! Wink! Wink!
After all, that stressing over the details of your wedding, you will need somewhere to relax and unwind with the love of your life. Traditionally, this is the job of the groom, but ladies, please try to keep him in that 5-month mark.
To ensure that everything runs smoothly for your special day, you will need to do a rehearsal, this rehearsal will help you and your party to understand what will be required of them on your special day.
Partner & The Vows!
Of course, this is a given, but let me just it in case someone has a different idea. A wedding requires a partner. The vows are equally important, make sure you know what you want to say in front of your family and friends.
Lights, Camera, Action!
It is often said that if a moment wasn’t captures, it did not happen. You will want to ensure that you select the right team to capture your special day. A team that is vigilant and is able to capture the moments, not just pictures.
BONUS: The rings! Do not forget the rings
A wedding is the most ideal place for Mr. Murphy to show up and as Mr. Murphy said, ‘what can go wrong, will go wrong’. You do not need this at your wedding. Research well, plan more and execute better and you will have your perfect wedding.