The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklists & Advices

Wedding Planning

Although it’s common for couples to seek the assistance of professionals to help with their wedding photography plans, there are several reasons why they can also decide to do the majority of the duties themselves.

There are many other elements to consider, but it is possible to arrange the wedding of your dreams on your own, regardless of whether you have a limited wedding planning budget or you simply adore all the DIY options.

When you’re dealing with decisions, lists, deadlines, etc. in your everyday life, systematic organisational skills are crucial to keeping things on track.

Make sure you give yourself enough time to plan and organise your wedding. Generally, a longer time frame is beneficial; if at all possible, aim for around a year to plan your wedding cinematography.

Don’t forget to include your significant other in every step of your wedding planning process.

Plan the Most Perfect Wedding: Guidelines

Set a Budget

The majority of your wedding-related choices will be influenced by your budget. It is ideal to take a close look at your money balances if you’re paying the bill yourself.

When it comes to budgeting for your wedding, be prepared for a reality check because many couples are unaware of the entire extent of the costs involved.

Once you’ve determined the magic number, don’t budge.

Guest List

Making decisions about the guest list can be challenging and will primarily depend on your wedding venue and spending plan.

To create a guest list for your wedding, sit down with your partner and important family members. You’ll probably need to make some adjustments.

Additionally, you must decide whether to invite kids and who will be receiving a plus one.

Venue and Decor

Wedding Venue and Decor

Before you sign the contract, make sure to research rates, packages, and any constraints (such as minimum budget spend or guest count) from several different prospective wedding and reception venues.

Continue seeking out other viewpoints and places even if there is a venue and a wedding videography package price that you really like. Before settling on a price, do some research and find out what other places are charging.

Attire

It takes a lot of work to choose the ideal wedding dress to make you look perfect on the day of your wedding.

We advise beginning your search as soon as you decide on your venue and completing the purchase nine months before your big day, as this will allow you to have adequate time for fittings and adjustments.

While the groom and groomsmen’s clothes can be planned around a five-month time frame, wedding party attire shopping should start about seven to eight months before the wedding day.

Remember to include clothes for any pre-wedding photography occasions, including brunches, showers,  rehearsals, save the date, and so on.

Food

It is easier to be bored and disappointed by most dishes you have eaten a hundred times. When it comes to the food at your wedding, we assume you want to offer your guests something exceptional.

Change or innovate your typical food choices for something more reflective of your relationship as a couple.

Most event management teams and catering companies offer wedding food options for every type of couple and also according to the theme and tone of your wedding.

Ascertain the venue’s catering policies before making any significant choices. They might require you to use their in-house food services or charge a fee if you want to bring in outside catering.

Mention any dietary limitations you want to take into account. For example, if some of your guests or your partner prefer gluten-free or vegan food.

Make sure you are comfortable with the menu options for your wedding by working closely with your caterer. 

Transportation 

wedding transportation planning

All the different types and ideas of wedding transportation should be taken into account. Depending on the location, you might need transportation for the wedding party and yourself to the ceremony.

After that, while the wedding party uses the aforementioned transportation, you will need a getaway car to drive you and your new spouse to the reception. 

It’s considerate to reserve group transportation to get your guests from the ceremony to the reception and back to their hotels if your venue is far away or if they are coming from out of town (this is where the hotel bookings come in handy).

Consider innovative modes of transportation that actually reflect the theme and tone of your wedding for an added touch of elegance.

Wedding Photography

In this new era, wedding photography entails much more than retaining your precious memories. It’s an art to preserve your most priceless memories that create your own little world.

In reality, artistic wedding photography allows you to see a more glamorous version of your own wedding and makes your wedding photos look like they belong in a fairy tale book.

Some of the most creative candid wedding photography ideas will enhance the beauty and elegance of your photographs while you and your partner are enjoying the joyous and cheerful experience.

Hire an Officiant

If you are not planning to get married at a church or other similar house of worship, you will need to hire an officiant.

Any of your respected elders can also officiate your wedding after certifying themselves as a marriage officiant.

Make sure the officiant is available on the day of your wedding and also inform them about the wedding venue and time. It would be considerate if you arranged the transportation service for the officiant.

Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding rehearsals are a prime requisite of a wedding: you can make sure that everyone looks their best on your wedding day by practising walking down the aisle in line.

The further advantage? Rehearsal dinners are held after rehearsals. Your wedding weekend begins with this “party before the party.”

The main purpose of a rehearsal dinner is to give both of your families an opportunity to get to know one another better before the big day.

Hire an Event Management Team or Wedding Planners

Hire an Event Management Team or Wedding Planners

Your budget, once again, will be a factor in deciding if you can afford to hire a wedding planner. Now is the moment to contact the wedding planner for your big day if your finances permit it or if your peace of mind depends on it. 

The manager of the wedding planning company will serve as your right hand and assist you in all decisions, from choosing a location to keeping tabs on your budget and managing the logistics. 

Hiring an event management team could make the running of your wedding events more smooth and hassle-free. They take care of everything when you and your partner can relax and enjoy the pre-wedding honeymoon days.

Tips for Planning the Perfect Wedding 

  • The above-mentioned wedding planning checklists and other responsibilities could be really overwhelming for the bride and the groom. It would be extremely challenging for them to keep up with all these crucial details on the wedding day. Hence, hiring an event management company to take care of all these matters would be the ideal decision.

  • Make sure you try on your wedding dress a couple of days before the wedding to ensure that it fits you like a glove.

  • So as to eliminate the last-minute rush and confusion, book the nearby resorts or hotels for your guests beforehand.

  • Make sure your venue is small or big enough to accommodate the number of guests you have invited.

  • At least a month before your wedding day, book appointments with your makeup artist and hairdressers at least. Also, give them a call prior to the event to remind them and make sure that they are available.

  • If you want to give an emotional and heartfelt vow at the ceremony, ensure that you set aside enough time to write it.

  • A week before your wedding, both the bride and the groom must start their beauty regimen, such as manicures and pedicures, retouching of hair colour, and getting a massage done to reduce the wedding stress and feel fresh.

  • Make sure you have a detailed seating chart for all the guests on your list. Last-minute confusion about the seating at the venue can lead to irritability among the guests.

  • Pay all your vendors on time. Advance all the vendors an amount to get the work going.