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So you’ve got the happy couple, the ring, the romance, and even a date to get the wedding going. The only thing you need to do is, well, everything else! If the wedding has you completely overwhelmed and worried about what you want to do, then have no fear—this article will help you out!
We’ve got five of the best tips to make sure that your wedding is one to remember. It all starts with having everything perfectly planned out.
1. Make a Budget
It can be extremely easy to go over your budget trying to plan the “perfect wedding.” After all, no one wants to have to make cuts and sacrifices to things that they really care about due to budget. So, figure out what the specific and ironclad number is for your budget, and then stick to it no matter what. If something is going to go over your budget, such as your live wedding entertainment, then focus on getting a cheaper alternative. That, or figure out what you can do to save some extra money in another area of the wedding.
If you want a perfect big day, you need to ensure that you can pay for it. So, don’t be afraid to create a budget and stick to it. Pro-tip: Always make sure to keep a portion of the budget free for emergencies.
2. Get a Guest Number Planned
Yes, whenever it comes to your wedding, you want to invite everyone who’s ever been important to you and your paramour. However, that’s not realistic or price friendly. In order to plan the perfect wedding, you should have some idea of your guest count before you even focus on looking for venues or doing anything else related to the wedding. Talk to your partner, immediate family, and others who are for sure going to be at the wedding and see who they want to bring. Make sure you have an accurate number of people who “must be” at the wedding, then figure out some of the people you’d like to have there.
Even a ballpark number is appropriate for you to have. Then you can get a bigger venue in order to accommodate more people. But there’s nothing that can derail a wedding faster than a guest list that is out of control, so make sure to have a handle on your guest list before the wedding plans move too far ahead.
3. Work with a Wedding Planner
There’s a reason wedding planners exist and why wedding planners are such a lucrative industry. It’s because planning a wedding is a full-time job, and most couples can’t do it alone. While you might be a little hesitant to turn the planning of your big day over to a professional, you will find that it will save you time and energy. It will also allow you to focus on all of the things you really want to focus on for the big day while leaving everything else behind. Plus, planners can also use their experience in the industry to warn you about unexpected expenses you might not have known about beforehand too.
4. Book the Venue in Advance
There’s a reason why some couples stay engaged for years after the proposal date: It is because getting a venue can be very tough. Much like getting an airplane ticket, it is best to get your venue a few months in advance. However, the more popular venues can go for years in advance. So, don’t get your heart set on one specific venue or date, and keep an open mind on how you want your wedding to work.
While having an idea for a wedding and a venue to match the theme is a great idea, it isn’t always something you can have set in stone. Still, booking the venue for your dream wedding in advance is something that you need to focus on: The perfect wedding is nothing without the location!
5. Consider Your Values
Of course, the important thing that you need to have your wedding be perfect is the input of you and your partner. Do you both want a civil ceremony or do you want something traditional? Do you want the wedding to highlight a religion or culture? Do you want the wedding menu to contain vegan or vegetarian foods? If the values that you and your partner hold important are present at your wedding, then nothing really matters apart from that.