Aside from getting married in minutes, without guests, in Las Vegas on a whim, a wedding is quite an organization. No room for the unexpected if you want to have the best day of your life. You have to prepare for it months or even years in advance. To help you avoid throwing yourself headlong into the preparations and wasting time, here are our tips.
Set the date to celebrate your wedding
After the engagement, if you celebrate it, setting the date to celebrate your union is certainly the first step. Then think about the reception hall, the venue, the region, the season and your availability. Indeed, a wedding requires a lot of preparation time. Ideally allow a year to organize everything.
Make the guest list
For your special day, you don't have to invite everyone. Make a list of the most important people around you and those you want to witness your union.
Addressing the question of the budget
Even if you are aware that you will surely exceed the sum reserved for your wedding, it is always important to define your priorities and to budget for your wedding.
Choose your wedding vendors carefully
Unless you have time to organize everything, it's always better to use a wedding planner. It's true that it's a luxury to afford, but it's also a reassuring way to guarantee that your day will go as you dreamed it would. Don't forget that this professional will be able to manage your budget exactly.
Identify the wedding formula that suits you
Apart from the question of the reception hall, the caterer, the florist, the pastry chef, the music and the videographer, think about the theme of your wedding. Also take stock of how you want to celebrate your love (a simple civil wedding, a religious ceremony, or a secular ceremony).
Find the bride's outfit
If you want a custom-made dress, allow 6 to 8 months to make your dress with a designer. If opting for a ready-to-wear dress, no need to decide long in advance, take the time to think it over and try it on.
Choose your wedding stationery
You can use printing services or make your wedding invitations yourself or just send digital invitations. But in addition to invitations, plan thank you cards.
Tackle the theme and giveaways
To find cool gifts for your guests, you can take inspiration from DIY or make according to your wedding theme.
If instead of an urn, you're thinking of customizing a wedding gift list, be sure to put a huge selection at all price points.
Make a plan on D-Day
Make a checklist of all the tasks to be planned on D-Day. Those that are essential for the successful organization of a wedding.
Think about the essentials
Of course, the choice of dress, how to choose a men's wedding ring, seating plans… are important, but remember that there will always be the unexpected. Ask your family, friends and significant other to help you deal with it.