The pandemic brought on a difficult year for engaged couples planning their wedding for 2020, but many overcame with Zoom weddings and some decided simply to postpone.
As things are lightening up, it looks more and more possible to have a traditional wedding, which means you’ll need the ultimate wedding checklist to refresh your memory.
Let’s dive into some of the essential things you should have in mind when organizing a wedding.
Decide on a Wedding Planner
First, you need to decide whether or not you’re going to hire a wedding planner. There are many pros and cons, but it boils down to whether or not you want an extra set of hands that can take the reins when bringing your wedding to life.
Create a Budget
One of the most important things that you need to know when planning a wedding is how much you can spend on it. But there are some things that will influence the budget of your wedding aside from how much money you have.
Assess the Size
How many people you want to have at your wedding will heavily affect the amount you can spend on it. Make a rough draft of your guest list to see how big your wedding will be.
Assess the Style
The theme or style of your wedding will influence everything else. Think about the “vibe” you want your wedding to have to pick the best elements for your wedding, like centerpieces, party favors, and other decorations.
Find a Venue
Next, you need to find a venue or at least some options for venues. It’s also worth thinking about whether or not you want only ceremony venues or reception venues for a given place.
Some people like to have their ceremony and reception in different places, which is something else you can consider in this process.
Pick Your Party
You also will need to pick your party fairly early on. Work with your groom (or bride!) to determine how many people will be groomsmen and bridesmaids.
You need to give enough time for people to say yes or no so that you can have a solidified group for festivities and run-throughs.
Do This Ahead of Time
It also needs to be said that this is work you should be doing early on. Start planning as soon as you’re able, because it’s always better to be ready early than to be rushing to make ends meet.
When you take the time to plan everything out, you’ll thank yourself on the big day when everything is perfect.
Everything You Need to Know About Your Ultimate Wedding Checklist
Now you’ve got everything you need to know about your essential wedding checklist in a handy little wedding guide. As long as you’ve got these parts down, you’ll have the basics covered.
So what are you waiting for? Start creating your dream wedding today!
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