In order for your wedding to go as smoothly as planned, it's important that you use a checklist. A good checklist will give you clarity and help you be more organized, from the preparation to the wedding itself. Decide on the type of wedding you want and build from there.
SET YOUR BUDGET
Everything you do should be closely based on your budget. Otherwise, you'll only have unnecessary stress and even debt. Be clear with your partner about how much you're willing to spend. Also, agree on which aspects of the wedding that you'll prioritize.
MAKE A GUEST LIST
You have to decide early on who the people you'll invite to the wedding are. Be extremely careful in adding people to your list, especially if you have a limited budget. Also, make sure that you don't forget any person that you or your partner feel must be invited.
CONCEPTUALIZE THE THEME
You need to decide on a theme early on, for the details of the wedding to be consistent. You have to decide on the type of wedding you want.
It's helpful to hire a professional wedding planner in doing this. But most importantly, choose a theme that best resonates for you as a couple.
Reserving the venues as early as possible is important, especially if you're planning to have the wedding indoors.
As soon as you're sure of the date and venue, you may send the invitations right out. Sending invitations earlier will give your guests more time to reserve the given date, and prepare for the event.
PREPARE YOUR ATTIRE
After having a clear theme, decide on what your outfits will be. This is one of the most complicated parts of the wedding, especially for the bride, since she will have to make sure that she shines the brightest on that day.
Deciding on and preparing the dress early on will give her more peace of mind.
RECRUIT PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS
Usually, the photographers and videographers will not only cover the event itself, but also the preparation time and the prenuptial photo shoot.
TALK WITH THE EVENT ORGANIZER
It's vital that you communicate clearly with the event organizer. If possible, communicate with them right after you decide on the type of wedding you want so that they will have more time to think of ideas that can be done on the program.
HIRE A CATERING SERVICE
This is applicable if your chosen venue is not offering a catering service. Check the quality of food and beverages, the manner and schedule of serving, and other details. Make sure that all your guests will be catered to.
SET A TIME TO JUST RELAX
After doing all you can to make your wedding as fabulous as possible, take some time to de-stress. If possible, delegate all remaining tasks so that you can have time for yourself before the wedding. Make it a point that you and your partner will enjoy the wedding ceremony, free from stress and anxiety. After all, that is your day!