Wedding preparation is a hectic task! Every wedding need a proper planning, time management, and help. If you think that you all alone can do each and everything for your wedding then you are seriously wrong.
You may be too intelligent or too sharp to make any work done, but doing wedding preparations alone is a tough task. You need to be extra intelligent and smart. Even after that you need to be very synchronized with your work starting from big venue to the small stage preparation, you need to be on your toes for every beat.
Wedding planning can be daunting; doing research, managing a budget, and making a planner. . Planning your wedding is a stressful task. You need a step-by-step wedding planning timeline of all the main things you need to do to pull off a fabulous wedding day. You may carry an endless list in your head (or on a scrap of paper) only to forget them minutes later.
So, here's a list of all the essential things you will need to do, from finding a wedding venue to going shopping, and planning.
Sushma Gohil, Chief Customer Relationship Officer, The Wedding Brigade and Tanuja Sharma, Director, TAP Events have suggested some of the points to keep a check and to avoid the last-minute glitches on one of the most special days of your life:
1. Choose the wedding outfit as per trend
Choose your wedding outfit as per trend!Choosing a perfect outfit for your wedding can be daunting. For the latest trends, surf online but do not forget to raid the offline markets too. Offline stores give you the chance to try out the attire before you make the big purchase. The time of the wedding function should also be an important factor impacting your attire choice, especially the colour of the outfit.
2.Keep a track on your guest list
Take a step-by-step directionsOne of the trickiest tasks during wedding preparations is creating a guest list. The guest list governs most of the other elements of your wedding -- from the catering bill to the ceremony seating arrangement. To make your planning easier, you may take help of guest list managing applications, where you can categorise the guests under 'maybe' or 'surely' and 'finalise later'.
3. Right management of transportation
Right management of transportation is very crucial especially in a destination weddingWe all have significant number of friends and families living out of town. And it is obvious for the 'out-of-towners' to go through a lot of effort and expense to come for your wedding. Right management of transportation is very crucial especially in a destination wedding where all the guests need transportation throughout the trip.
4. Choose your vendors sensibly
Do thorough research about the vendorsBehind every fantastic well-planned wedding, there is a team of hard-working vendors who make it happen. Do thorough research about the vendors, their past work, reputation and track records before you finalise them. If you cannot afford to get in touch with all the vendors yourself, hire a wedding planner and let them spearhead all the functions.
5. Book your dream venue on time
Advance bookings should be done way prior Avoid any last minute hassles or dissatisfaction regarding your wedding venue by being the early bird. Advance bookings should be done way prior to your wedding day especially if your date is during the peak 'wedding season'. It is ideal if the couple plans and decides on the wedding venue mutually, taking into account the convenience of both the families.
6. Check on the weather
Decide early between an indoor or an outdoor set-upWeather is one of the things you can't control. An ideal weather is obviously subjective, but most of us look forward to having a dry and sunny day for a perfect function. Decide early between an indoor or an outdoor set-up and prepare accordingly.
In case you choose an outdoor setting, make sure your property vendor provides canopies. Backup plans are a must as added protection serves well. So consider getting an event insurance if possible. You can't predict weather and disasters but you can surely prepare for them.
7. Money Matters: Follow your budget calendar
It is always better to design the budget!You'll always find reasons to spend more money on the function, so deciding on the budget early in the planning is a must. It is always better to chalk out in advance a list of things where most of your money will be spent. Make sure you prioritise and figure out which matter to you the most as a couple. Some may decide to spend lavishly on the outfits, while others may feel that they want to have a lovely destination wedding.
Also, it is always better to design the budget by making your families agree on combining the functions of both the bride and the groom. It's always more fun and budget friendly.
So before wedding day make a detailed contract document and incorporating all deadlines, quality, quantity, and expectations is also a must-do. Avoid any vendor disagreement at the time of wedding and save yourself from last-minute blunders. You don't want an absconding vendor two days before the wedding.
(Inputs taken from IANS)