Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or an over-the-top gala, the success of your wedding depends on careful planning and flawless execution. It’s never too early to start planning. Here’s a check list to use as a guideline:
- Decide as a couple what type of wedding you want. If one of you wants a wedding for 500 people and the other wants to elope to a destination wedding, you have some serious soul searching and discussions ahead of you.
- Now that you know what type of wedding you want, you’ll need to decide on a budget. Your budget will dictate many of the choices you’ll be making.
- Make your guest list and be firm. The amount of people and your budget will determine your venue options.
- Select the date for your wedding. Try to have a few options. Unless you’re planning well in advance the venue(s) you prefer may already be booked. If you’re on a tight budget, consider a weekday wedding.
- Choose the location for your wedding ceremony and reception. Decide if you want the ceremony and reception at the same or separate locations.
- Start shopping for your wedding dress as soon as possible. Frequently a long lead time is required.
- Choose your wedding party. Let them know as far in advance as possible what they should wear so they have time to shop around.
- Once the location(s) for the wedding ceremony and reception is booked, it’s time to start researching and interviewing wedding service providers – Officiant, invitations (unless you’re sending them via email), rentals (if necessary), décor, caterer, wedding cake, florist, bartender, entertainment, music/DJ, photographer/videographer, waitstaff, wedding favours, car service, hair and makeup…
- If you’re writing your own vows, now is the time to get started.
- Order your wedding rings.
- Buy gifts for the wedding party.
- Open a gift registry.
- Plan and book your honeymoon.
- If you’re having out-of-town guests, provide them with a list of conveniently located hotels or try and arrange a good rate at a hotel that can accommodate all of your guests.
- After the wedding send thank you notes.
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