Remember these 4 Things when Planning your Wedding Day
Every wedding is different based on each couple’s requirements and how they would like things to be when they get married. The uniqueness of each wedding day contributes to making it such a magical occasion as couples in love tie the knot.
Every bride and groom has their own ideas for what a wedding should be like and how the day’s events should pan out from start to finish. Generally speaking, weddings are fun-filled occasions, packed with love, laughter and a range of family and friends. But if weddings are so good, surely the planning of the wedding should be too, right?
Well, that would be the case if there weren’t so many things to remember. No-one told you it would be this difficult. Who knew that a wedding for a handful of people would cost so much, and why do you need to think about transport and accommodation for relatives who you haven’t seen for years? It just doesn’t make sense.
If you’re still in the early days of planning, try not to fret. You just need some organisational skills and a steady hand. Try not to panic and you’ll almost certainly not forget any of the day’s key ingredients.
Thankfully, help is hand. Shade Bridal have put together a concise list of suggestions that will help you to make the planning of your wedding day successful, ensuring you don’t miss a thing.
1. It’s all about the timing.
Firstly (and probably the most critical point of all), timing. It’s all about the timing. Timing, timing, timing. Got it?
Timing plays a crucial role throughout the whole wedding planning process and the day of the celebration itself. From the booking of the venue in the early days, right through to the precise time you need to arrive on the day, timing should be at the forefront of every decision you make about your wedding.
When it comes to timing one of the most important things to remember is arranging your wedding cake. A wedding cake maker should be found as soon as you book your big day, to avoid disappointment. Many people arrange to have their wedding cakes made a year or two before the big day.
If you have a fabulous network of friends and family to help you, things can be much easier. Mum’s can be very helpful (or not so helpful, depending on your mother), as can close friends who have been there and done it themselves. The people that know you better than anyone else can help you to make the important decisions at the best times.
A wedding calendar can prove to be extremely helpful when it comes to monitoring key dates and times. Make note of when certain tasks need to be completed or when things need to be booked. Wedding cars, invites, caterers and beauticians are just a few of the things you can keep track of using a devoted calendar system.
2. Care about your appearance.
For 99.97891% of brides, appearance is one of the things that REALLY needs thinking about when getting married. From deciding how to wear your hair and make-up, weight loss, through to the finding, buying and fitting of the dress, vanity can play a huge role in wedding preparations (and on this day, it’s not a sin). Just the mere thought of wedding day appearances can sometimes add a handful of extra pressure for different people…
It’s a solid idea to start your preparations well in advance to avoid any mishaps. Joining the gym is something that should be done months or even years before your wedding (not just 2 weeks before the big day), giving you plenty of time to get to a weight you are happy with. The distraction of going to the gym can help to keep you focused, all-the-while assisting you to get in shape, regain some fitness and feel good about yourself on your big day. You’ll feel much better by losing weight the right way, rather than attempting some unhealthy fad diet in the weeks leading up to the day.
3. Don’t forget your guests.
So, you’ve sat down and made a guest list with your other half, you’ve decided who to invite and who not to invite and your invitations have been sent. You may have had a few responses or you may not have, but don’t take these as gospel. People are unorganised and forgetful, so they might not have saved the date like you had hoped. On the flip side, just because someone hasn’t responded to your invitation, doesn’t mean they aren’t coming. Again, they simply might have forgotten or they might not have got the invite…
Take the time to contact all your guests again in advance of your big day. 2-4 weeks is probably about right (some might prefer longer than this), as it’s close enough that they won’t forget and far enough away that they can juggle plans around if they have inadvertently put something else in their diary. For guests who have already said they are coming, it can provide an effective way of reminding them about the times, transport, location, colour schemes or roles.
4. What about your wedding transport?
Wedding transport undoubtedly plays a key role in the success and planning of your wedding day. It’s a wise idea to import wedding transport types early in the planning process, meaning you can book well in advance and find the best deals and transport to suit the theme and budget of your wedding.
The earlier you book your wedding car hire, the more organised you can be. This makes for a much smoother, hassle-free planning process than if you were to leave things until the last minute and attempt to find a vehicle or several vehicles you like.
Taking everything into consideration, a wedding day isn’t the easiest thing to plan. Start early, don’t panic, keep organised, remember your guests, transport and appearance, and you’ll find that all the pieces of the puzzle start slotting together nicely!