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A wedding is a lovely event that everyone looks forward to, but planning it isn’t an easy part. It involves so much work and takes a good amount of time. To be on the safe side always start planning your wedding 16 months before the big day, that way there would be sufficient time to handle unforeseen circumstances.
Here are basic steps you should follow and things to get done when planning for a wedding
Prepare yourself for the process and be ready to change your ideas and expectations when the need arises.
Start a wedding planner where you keep records of everything from contacts to clippings.
Have a budget and know how much you are able to spend and who would be assisting financially.
Plan your guest list together with your partner. Decide how many people you would want at the wedding.
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Decide on a date and book a venue as soon as you can. If you are planning a wedding on a low budget, you can look for venues that are relatively affordable or throw it in a small garden.
Find an officiant to oversee the ceremony
Make plans for entertainments.
Start shopping for a wedding dress and other bridal accessories including the bridesmaid dress and the groomsmen tux.
Meet up with photographers, florist, dj and caterers to make plans for the big day.
Pick out your invitation cards and make plans for wedding gift .
Kick off your website, fill in all needed information and send link to all guests. You can skip this process if you do not want it.
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Meet up with bakers and select the cake you would love to have.
Reserve hotels for guest who would come from a distance and also make arrangements for rehearsal dinners if you want to have one.
Get your marriage license.
Purchase your wedding rings and book your hair and makeup session.
Plan for Your honeymoon
Follow up with vendors and check in with the officiant regularly also.
Pack a little emergency bag containing light makeups , tapes, sewing essentials and anything you feel would come in handy.
Voila! At this stage, you are ready to have a lovely well thought out ceremony. Congratulations!
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