Every individual awaits their wedding day with a lot of excitement and anticipation. Indeed, tying the knot with your soulmate is special – and, it goes without saying, must be celebrated in a special way.
So, are you ready to create the wedding of your dreams?
Well, a lot goes into curating a perfect event – and, it could really stress you out unless you have professional help at hand. But don’t worry, it is okay if you don’t want to hire a professional event planner. Today, we bring you 5 tips collected from ace event planners to help you plan your wedding, and the associated functions, in an organised way.
Start with the budget
Budget is the most crucial part of the equation – it is the main factor that is going to affect your choice of venue, the décor, and basically everything else at the wedding party.
However, it isn’t necessary to spend lakhs when planning your wedding. Today, many couples opt for cosy weddings with only close family and friends followed by a grand reception. This lets you combine the venue for two events, while also saving time and hassle.
Prepare your guest list
The next important step is to prepare your guest list, as you don’t want to miss out sending an invite to someone important.
We suggest that you sit down with your close family members and jot down a comprehensive list before printing the invitations to avoid any confusion.
A small suggestion – Don’t forget to add an RSVP contact on your wedding cards. Urging guests to confirm their availability would give you an idea of how many people to expect at the party, so that you can plan accordingly.
Finalise the venue
Once you have decided upon the budget and the number of guests, it is time to scout for the best possible venues for your event. Here, you also need to consider the weather before making a decision.
If it is too cold or pouring, it is best to choose a banquet hall or a covered venue to stay protected from the elements. However, if the weather is pleasant, an outdoor party is ideal.
Here’s what you need to consider while deciding the venue:
- The theme of your event
- The weather
- Number of guests
- Parking space
- Catering options
- Overall cost
Choosing your décor and finalising your venue go hand in hand. Once you have decided upon the theme of your wedding, you need to shortlist a few venues and then speak to your preferred decorators and florists for ideas related to your theme and budget.
For example, if you wish to create a fairy-tale like ambience, a lush garden with some gorgeous fountains and canopies could be a good option. However, if you are looking for something opulent, a lavishly decorated banquet hall might be the right choice for you.
Of course, you must check out the catering options at the venue, too. Because, if there’s only one thing your guests are going to remember about your wedding – it’s definitely going to be the food!
Plan accommodation for guests
When you have outstation guests attending the wedding, you need to plan for their accommodation in advance to ensure everyone enjoys the wedding with minimal fuss. Ideally, the accommodation should be in close proximity to the venue, otherwise you’d probably need to arrange for transportation, too.
Websites like Oyo offer some good options to book multiple rooms on a budget. If you don’t want to book a hotel, it is also possible to take a big house on rent and hire a caterer to ensure a comfortable stay for your guests.
Hire the right photographer
Now that you have planned the perfect wedding, it is important to hire the right wedding photographer to capture your special moments and transform them into everlasting memories.
Choosing the right photographer is, in fact, one of the most important decisions you’d make. Therefore, not only must you keep a generous budget to hire a professional photographer but also ask your recently married friends for honest reviews to find a photographer who’s skilled, as well as, easy to work with. You may read this informative blog on finding the right professional for your wedding photography in Madurai.
All set to tie the knot in the near future? We hope this post would eliminate some of the confusion in your mind and help you plan your dream wedding seamlessly!