The year has just begun and for some of you, the stress of wedding planning has kicked in. if your wedding is set for 2015, relax. You still have time to organize things.
To start off, you are going to need a to-do list that will guide you every step of the way. We recommend our wedding planning guide which you can download and print. Carry it in your purse and check out all the tasks you complete in the coming months. If you prioritize everything, they’ll be nothing to stress over when the year is almost halfway done and your wedding is in a week’s time.
That’s where we come in. We will help you to book that reception venue on time, get your dream wedding cars and even the best beautician to make you look stunning on your big day. Every information you’ll ever need as a bride, groom, mother-of-the bride, best maid or any other person involved in the ceremony, you’ll find it on our site.
Here’s how to get started with wedding planning today.
Set your wedding date
First things first, you need a date for this special day. If you are yet to decide on the wedding date, this is time to think about this. Consider factors such as the wedding seasons (August and December) and how expensive things could be at that time. Also consider the weather and availability of your close friends and family members if you decide to have the ceremony on a working day.
Set your budget
The next most import decision concerns the amount of money you are planning to spend on the wedding. Be very realistic when setting your wedding budget. If you want an average wedding in Kenya, be prepared to spend at least Ksh450, 000. Remember that catering usually consumes the most part of your budget so make sure you allocate a reasonable amount for this. You can always consult a planner to help you decide on how much you want to spend.
Create a guest list
You need to know how many people will be attending your wedding so as to plan everything else. Have a rough idea that is close to the exact number so that you don’t make any mistakes when booking your venue or ordering the invitation cards. Remember that smaller weddings are more intimate and cost much less.
Interview wedding vendors
It’s never too early to start booking wedding services. You need to start by looking for a suitable venue. Decide on an area where the wedding will take place. Is it Nairobi, Eldoret or Mombasa? This will help you to narrow down your venue options.
Think about your wedding colors
Even though this is not a very urgent decision a year to the wedding, it’s something you should start thinking about right away. Choosing your wedding colors early will save you a lot of stress. You won’t have to make this tricky decision under pressure.