First 6 Steps in Your Wedding Planning
He kneeled down on one knee and popped that important question? A big congratulation!! You are now officially engaged.
As the first wave of bubbly joy lowered you gently back to the ground, you start to realize that you need to plan an event of your lifetime. Breathe, girl, breathe. Don’t fluster, don’t worry, help is on the way, below are first steps in planning the day you have been waiting for your whole life.
It helps that you and your fiancé (you got to get used to calling him that) sit down and seriously talked about both of your wedding expectations. The roles you are playing, the size of the wedding and the budget.
You will realize the moment you met with one wedding vendor to another, the first question will always be “When is the big day?” So this is something both your fiancé (the word just roll off your tongue, doesn’t it?) and yourself need to set a date aside. Is it going to be in the summers or do you prefer a winter wedding? Weekday or the Weekends? Keeping in mind that the location you want might not be available on the date you want, you might need to have a second date in mind, just in case.
Every little girl has their dream wedding. You probably have already dreamt of your own wedding countless times even before you met The One. Imagine what kind of style and vibe you want to set for your wedding. Modern, classic, romantic, vintage, country style, rustic, princess-like or even gothic? Will it be a black tie event or a summer flock will do?
Ahh.. the place that sealed your matrimony forever! Nowadays, brides are pampered with choices. From the traditional church to the seaside, from hotels to restaurants and even your home. Having chosen your wedding style will narrow your venue choices but don't rush into signing the agreement just yet. There are several things to keep in mind, for example, if your wedding is in the winters, somewhere indoor would be suitable or it is pretty hard to imagine a gothic wedding on a beach in the middle of hot summer. So take the time to choose your venue wisely, to accommodate the date you want and of course, the size of the guest list.
The Guest List
With the budget in mind and the venue selected, you will probably narrow down by now how many guests are you inviting. If you are having your wedding at home, it is going to be a squeeze to invite 200 people unless you live in a mansion with a garden. A good tip – always start with a small number. If your venue can accommodate maximum up to 80, start your guest limitation at 50. Trust me, there bound to be friends your mother-in-law would want to invite and how about the cutie plus one that your best friend suddenly found. These people will add on to your guest list so leave some space!
Once you have your date, your venue and your guest list locked down, send in save-the-date cards as soon as possible. People always appreciate that you give them enough time to plan their schedule around your wedding and also to allow overseas guests to plan their flights.
There are of course more discussion to come, more decisions to make but hopefully, the above guide will give you a good start and great ideas to work on the rest of your wedding planning.
If you are ever stuck on ideas or you need more inspirations, you may wish to browse through the list of many vendors we have here on iBride.com or immerse yourself with the Stories of other brides-to-be like yourself!
Ttime is always a problem when it comes to wedding. That why its always good to notify your invitees six month before the wedding do that you'd give them enough room to prepare for you and also buy gifts and wears for themselves .Those I invited for my wedding are prepared and can't wait.