The moment you’ve been fantasizing about has finally arrived, the question was popped, tears of joy have been shed and you felt happier than ever. However, the adrenalin rush is slowly fading and reality starts kicking in. Your panic levels are increasing as you start thinking about all that it takes to plan a wedding and how little time you actually have until the big day. The truth is that the whole situation can be a bit overwhelming and anyone could start feeling lost and afraid. However, it’s not as scary as it sounds. If you take it step by step and focus on the main parts, everything will be just peachy. So, let’s see what some of these steps are.
First of all, start with getting some casual inspiration. Go to Pinterest and browse through millions of photos of various wedding related sceneries. You can find anything there. Decorations, venues, wedding dress ideas, you name it, they’ll give you results. It’s a great way to keep the edge off and start easy with some great ideas. Create boards and save all your favourite photos that will help you with future planning.
Organization and invitations
Buy an organizer and start putting everything on paper. Divide the wedding into categories and make notes while you browse places and ideas. Some couples hire wedding planners that really do make your life easier, but they’re not too affordable and they don’t really know you. Of course, the choice is yours, but perhaps you and your partners are the best people for the job. You also need to decide on the number of guests. Make guest lists and try to fit in with the predicted number. It won’t be easy, but prioritizing will help with your dilemmas. Moreover, you can set up a cool wedding registry and receive only gifts you actually want to get. It’s a great and pragmatic system.
Set a budget
Before making any important decision, you need to set a budget. Is it going to be a small wedding or a huge one? How many people are going to attend? How much money do you need to spend per guest? What is the price range for the dress and the venue? You should use your organizer to list necessary and unnecessary expenses. We advise a three-coloured system of prioritizing, so that it’s easier for you to decide more precisely on the type of wedding.
Set a theme
The main theme for the reception and the party should be set quite early and it should be your main guideline through the process of planning. Do you want floral, vintage, a natural or a modern theme? You can have a rock or a punk wedding. There could be animals around or anything you like. It’s your special day and you’re free to go a bit crazy.
Date and venue
Once you selected the wedding theme, you probably know which season you’d like your wedding to be in. Is it a spring, summer, autumn or winter wedding? They can all be beautiful. Nevertheless, the venue and the timing are closely bounded as most places require booking months in advance, sometimes even a year, depending on the popularity.
Essentially, there is no reason to panic. You can do it all at your own pace. Once you figure out the main issues, you’ll feel confident to book a venue at a specific date and you’ll be halfway there already. Just try to remember that no expectations other than your own should be fulfilled. You and your partner are the most important people that day and everything should be made to satisfy your needs and your wishes only.