Wedding is one of the major ceremonies in a person’s life. And it is a major ceremony from the view of organizing also. So what you need is proper wedding planning. Here are some suggestions that might help you a bit.
How To Plan A Wedding Ceremony
When and Where
First decide when the wedding is taking place. Make sure to start the planning very early, say not less than 6 months in advance because choosing the right venue may take time and some hot venues gets booked so well in advance that often 6 months advance planning proves too late.
The next thing to decide is what type of wedding will it be and where is it going to take place. There are separate procedures for civil marriage and religious marriage. So the locations may vary accordingly. If one wants to get married abroad it means different arrangements.
This is a very time consuming as well as a very delicate affair. The cost of catering is the biggest expense of any wedding. So it is not easy to invite all the acquaintances to the wedding unless you have the wealth of a king.
That means you will have to think judiciously for finalizing a guest list that will not tax your pocket as well as keep all your acquaintances in good humor. It is best to draw up a list of all the possible invitees and then eliminate according to their degree of importance in your life.
Planning for the Ceremony
You should remember that the wedding ceremony cannot go on all day. So you must make sure to inform your guests about the time and give then a program to make sure that they arrive in time. Then comes the formation of the party.
Choose the members beforehand so that they can be briefed about their roles in the ceremony. This party should also include the flower girls, page boys, bridesmaids, ushers, chief bridesmaid and the best man. They should also get acquainted and for that a get-together party can be helpful.
The next step is sending out the invitations. The wordings of the letter should be carefully selected. It can be traditional invitation for day or night or a modern version of the same. Choosing the stationery is a job that should be done early and the cost can vary according to your choice.
Wedding Attire, Rings and Gifts
These factors need as much attention as the other ones. You can have to spend quite some amount for these and choosing the right things is also not easy.
Wedding Venue, Catering, Decorations etc.
For these you need to decide on all the factors discussed earlier. Accordingly you will have to choose the size of the venue, the menu as well as the decoration you would like to have. If you are going for a theme wedding then all these must reflect the theme and for that the details need to be worked out in advance.
Finally, you will have to decide on the budget for the entire event and where the money will come from. You should also plan for the days after as you will have to carry on your regular life after the wedding. That means, make your plans in such a way that you stay healthy both physically and economically after the wedding.
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