You have experienced the perfect proposal. You have the perfect fiancé. And now, you are having a blast looking towards the perfect life, starting with the perfect wedding. Before you can enjoy your life together forever, you have a very special day to plan. Your wedding day will be remembered for years to come. From the cake to the DJ to your fiancé’s sweet smile as he sees you for the first time. All good things happen with a bit of planning. You can combat wedding jitters with this complete and easy guide to planning the perfect wedding, from start to finish.
Planning the Perfect Wedding: Get Organized
It is crucial that you get organized before you begin. The best way to do this is by creating a wedding folder. Some things to include:
- A set-forth budget for your big day.
- A to-do list of things that must be done before the wedding.
- Planning pages for important dates such as alterations, cake tasting and more.
- A contact list with numbers such as your photographer, your entertainment, etc.
Once you have your wedding folder is ready to go, it is time to start the planning process.
Choose Your Wedding Team
Your wedding team consists of your wedding party as well as all of the individuals that make up your perfect wedding day. Each person’s team may look a bit different. Here are some common team members every wedding should have:
- Wedding Party (groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer, etc.)
- Baker or Bakery for the Cake
You can keep track of your team in your wedding folder.
Choose Your Guests
Your guest list may be large or small. Whatever the case, make sure you spend some time deciding on your guest list. Look it over a couple of times, let it sit and then look at it again. This will help you remember those you may have forgotten initially.
You should book your wedding venue early to ensure availability. This will include your ceremony location as well as your reception if you should have one. You should also book your officiant for the wedding. Make sure those you have chosen for your perfect wedding team are booked and secured.
You and your fiancé should take the time to register for your gifts at different locations. You may wish to make it convenient for most people when choosing retailers. Pick two or three of your favorites and check out their registration process.
Prepare Your Invites
You may wish to purchase your invites or make them yourself. Whatever you decide, your guest list will help you prepare them to send. This should be done six to eight weeks prior to the ceremony.
Prepare Your Wedding Attire
Whether you are a bride or a groom, it is crucial to prepare your tuxedo or wedding dress for the occasion. Give yourself ample time to choose the right fit for you and of course, for any alterations.
Organize the Wedding Day
Make sure the time of the ceremony and the time of the reception are communicated. Schedule in all important times such as photos and toasts for the day of. Make sure you put in all of the special moments you wish to have.
Once your wedding party is chosen, your team is booked, your dress or tux is perfect and your wedding day is organized, you are ready for your perfect wedding. Enjoy this special occasion and relish in the unforgettable moments.