When you’re planning your wedding, it’s very easy for things to get away from you. The stress starts to pile on as you worry that you are going to forget something or run out of time. Instead of getting in a panic this wedding season, follow our easy checklist to help you organise your time and get it all done:
The dress is the biggest worry for most brides. You probably have a clear idea what you want, but finding it on the peg takes weeks of boutique browsing you will quickly tire of. Instead, find a few pictures online to visualise all the details you want to include. Now find a designer dressmaker to make it bespoke for you. Stress-free, trouble free and easy.
The closer to home your venue is, the more input you can have on the day about decor. It’s easy for your closest friends and family to get to on time as well. This reduces your stress and worries on the day. If you have your heart set on a more distant venue, keep in touch with your events manager on a regular basis to ease your worries.
The person who is marrying you should be someone you like and trust. The legal side of things is the smallest part. What you want to check is if your celebrant is happy to read the verse you want, and if they are willing to travel to your preferred venue.
Most florists have photos of the bouquets you can choose from. This makes it easier to visualise what you are getting. If you want something they don’t have, then choose something from photos rather than verbally trying to figure it out. That way, no mistakes can be made.
Always have a professional photographer, even if you have a videographer as well. You want the photos of the day you looked most beautiful to do you both justice. Pick someone with extensive experience like Yulia Photography and check out their portfolio. This will give you an idea of the style of shot you will get.
There are lots of recipes online to make your own cake. If you don’t have the time, pick something from a bakery. Be sure to sample the cake too. You can choose the sponge, fruit or even chocolate cake!
At the reception, your guests will want to be fed. Choose buffet is your budget is getting tight, or a sit-down menu for something more elegant. Guests should note their preferences on the RSVP invitation.
Make it formal and use a postal service. There’s nothing wrong with sending emails, but a real invite gets stuck to the fridge, so nobody forgets! Do it online, or ask your local stationers to help.
Choose something classical and light for walking down the aisle. You will also want something joyous and celebratory as you leave the ceremony. Finally, your first dance music should be romantic and important to you both as a couple.
Of course, the list can be extended to include rings, decorations, outfits for the groom and bridesmaids, and so on. Hopefully, having a list to start from can help you get organised. Use a calendar to help you fit in all the tasks for your beautiful day. Enjoy.