So, you’re getting married? Congratulations! Weddings are the perfect way to celebrate the love you have with your partner and to share this with those you both hold dearest, but planning a wedding can be overwhelming. Organizing your wedding should be a fun experience, but with couples wanting the day to be perfect, it can be easy to get caught up in the details and worry if you’ve made the right choices. Below are a few basic tips to help you and your partner stay on track when it comes to planning your wedding so you both get the most out of your big day.
The most important thing to take into consideration when planning your wedding is your budget. It’s no secret that weddings can cost a fortune, and this is one of the things you and your partner are most likely to get stressed out about. Even if your parents are helping to chip in, you need to agree on a budget that you’re both comfortable with. Be prepared to make compromises for each other, and be realistic about what you can afford. No couple wants to face enormous amounts of debt as they embark on married life together!
Have you envisioned your big day taking place at a stately home in the countryside? On a beach at sunset? Or in a church? The wedding venue can have a big impact on the atmosphere, so choosing one that matches the style of wedding you’re going for, and that is within your budget is important. You should also take into consideration how easy it is for your guests to get to the venue and whether or not there is any overnight accommodation (especially if your venue is in a more rural area with limited transport links).
Every wedding needs to have music for you to share your first dance as a married couple, as well as for everyone else to get up and move to. You can find musicians to perform at your wedding by using sites like this that share details of wedding bands Essex or other locations that are more suitable for you. In addition to music, consider other fun things for your guests to do, such as board games, photo booths, or maybe even some arts and crafts that can be kept as souvenirs of your big day.
Sit-down meals are always popular choices for weddings, especially if you’re trying to have a more elegant event. However, if you and your partner would prefer a more laid-back approach to your wedding, buffets could work nicely and offer your guests a range of things to choose from, rather than a set menu. Alternatively, you could hire food vendors to set up stalls either indoors or outdoors, which are perfect for a festival or carnival-inspired wedding. Just remember to make sure that you have asked your guests if they have any dietary requirements so you can cater to their needs as well.
Another thing to keep in mind is how many guests you want to have at your wedding as well. This will affect your budget, as you will need to choose a venue that can fit everyone in safely, as well as how much food you will need to provide and how many drinks. Figure out your guest list before you start booking anything.
There is a lot more to think about when planning your dream wedding, but make sure you have figured out these basics first.