After the I Dos, you and your partner will be able to finally find harmony and start the next chapter of your life. However, there is a lot you need to do before the wedding, and the longer you wait, the more stressful things can become. While there are some factors that can wait, there are others you and your partner need to arrange as quickly as possible. If you want to ensure the day of your dreams meets (and exceeds) all expectations, here are five things you must organise ASAP.
The average wedding venue books up between nine to 14 months in advance, so if you have a special place in mind, you’ll need to get that ticked off as quickly as possible. Even if you don’t have a specific spot, you may still have an idea of what type of space you’re after. If this is the case, you can look at as many venues as possible in the shortest timespan as this can force you to make a decision and means you don’t have too much time to dwell on anything.
You want someone to record the best day of your life, so researching the Best wedding photographers and booking appointments to discuss what they can do will save you and your partner plenty of grief. This is especially important if you’re getting married during prime wedding season. You don’t want to find the perfect photographer and miss out because you dragged your feet. If you see someone you like who has an incredible portfolio, make sure you snap them up as quickly as possible.
From the first dance to that last big tune to end the night, your wedding music is an important element of any night. However, professional DJs can be expensive, and you also want to choose songs that represent you while still ensuring everyone has a good time. Picking the music can take much longer than you think, so start a playlist now so that you have plenty of time to add or remove songs.
No one wants to have a mad last-minute dash to the shop to pick up shoes, suits, or jewellery. So, you will need to establish the theme and style of your wedding. For summer weddings, you and your guests could get away with a casual approach, whereas autumn or winter weddings may work better with some formality.
No wedding is complete without guests, so you’ll need to outline the guest list, trim your guest list, wait for RSVPs and then think about how you will accommodate everyone. While not everyone you invite will come, you need to know most people as soon as possible so you can organise the tables and ensure everyone is seated in the right spot.
Wedding planning can be stressful at the best of times, and even though you feel like you have plenty of chances to sort this or that, the big day will creep up on you. If you focus on these essentials as soon as possible, you can look forward to a (relatively) stress-free few months.
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