Congratulation! You finally got engaged and a wedding date has already been set. There are lots of things to be done in no time. Where to start?Wedding planning can be stressful, especially when you have not hired a wedding planner. Pressure piled on you by family and friends does not make it any easier. At the end of the day, you want the perfect wedding and are therefore keen on ensuring that everything is done right and on time.
At A fine Touch planning and Décor we tap into our vast experience and training to bring out the very best in every wedding. Here is our checklist to guide you through this essential process.
Pick out a convenient Venue
So you’ve dreamt of this day for eternity. In your mind, you may have a thousand places that you’ve imagined the ceremony being held. Time for a reality check – it is finally happening, and you need to pick out one special venue.
While you may want it otherwise, picking out a reception venue closer to the ceremony venue is the ideal choice in wedding planning. Remember, as much as this is your day, there will be lots of friends and relatives to celebrate with you. The closer the reception to the ceremony venue, the easier it will be to guide everyone to the place. Additionally, you will be able to save much on the wedding costs as some of the décor and related items can be used at both venues.
Try to Save on Décor
The importance of décor to a wedding is never in doubt. If done nicely and correctly, décor uplifts the aesthetic appeal, sets the right mood for the occasion and of course provides the best possible background for photography sessions.
You’ve probably watched the most romantic movies and know exactly what kind of decoration to buy for your wedding. However, the market reality might not be as attractive. The first step is getting a decorator and florist who can translate the kind of picture you have in mind.
Further still, you can save on wedding décor by picking out flowers in season, using wild flowers or simply using some of the flowers at the ceremony and at reception.
Get to Know the Program and Officiant
The officiant is an important part of your big day. Getting to know them is critical as it gives you an idea of what to expect during the ceremony. A lively individual will give you a lively audience. How long are they likely to preach for? Will they keep time? These are some of the issues you need to address well in advance.
Time is of the essence when planning a wedding. The overall co-ordination and unlabored transitions from one event to another are the aspects that define a successfully planned wedding.