Whether you’re putting together a small, private affair or a massive extravaganza, you still have many of factors to consider and a lot of detail to work out. In need of some assistance in finding the perfect wedding dress, planning the perfect ceremony, and selecting the perfect spot for your reception? We have some suggestions that will help get you on your way. It is important to remember that some of the memories which are going to be the most special can't be bought, from the family and friends to the happy buzz of excitement, but we can plan so nothing interrupts those moments. Let’s look at the most important elements to consider while planning your wedding.
Announce Your Engagement
This is of course the first step, obviously however there is an etiquette protocol you should follow while announcing this news to your loved ones. Traditionally your parents and grandparents should be the first people told. Following that, then you are free and clear to announce the good news to your close friends and extended family, they will pretty much take care of informing the rest of your social circles on your behalf.
Once your Engagement is official, you are your partner will need to sit down and agree on the following three major factors that will dictate all of your following decisions. The big 3 are: ideal wedding date, your realistic wedding budget, and lastly guest count. Without these factors accounted for you will not even be able to begin to secure vendors, let alone reserve a site, or begin work on the invitations. Along with your budget, your guest list will end up fueling most of your decisions, including venue and menu. For those on a tight budget, the easiest way to keep the cost reasonable is to keep the guest list short. If you wouldn't attend their funeral they probably don't need to be invited to your wedding. In addition to that morbid suggestion, you can also make it very clear that guests can not bring dates or +1's.
Hiring A Professional
If you and your partner both work full time jobs, or just don't have the time to plan your wedding completely on your own, and you have the money, hiring a wedding planner can be a wise option. Not to mention that in some cases the wedding planner may not only take the stress and hassle out of your hands but can even pay for themselves with their knowledge and connections. They will be able to help you devise a schedule, budget and will get you in touch with vendors who will best be able to provide you the wedding you want within your budget.
Wedding planning is all about organization and creativity. Whether you hire a professional consultant or enlist the help of friends and family is up to you and your budget as to how stylish your big day is. Just remember those little moments that are the most special and will be remembered forever will be there no matter what transpires on your actual wedding day.