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Planning a Wedding: Everything You Need to Remember

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Planning a wedding is a huge task – there’s no doubt about it. Sure, you and your partner could head to the registry office and get married quickly and conveniently on your own. If this is what you plan to do, then great! But many people want to make a big event of this big day. They want to follow countless traditions and have all of their nearest and dearest surrounding them during the ceremony. If this is the kind of event that you want, then there are all sorts of different aspects of the big day that you’ll need to plan to ensure that everything goes as you’re imagining it will. Of course, you’re likely to feel a little pressure while organising this, but it’s important that you don’t let it overwhelm you. Everything doesn’t have to be entirely perfect and chances are some things won’t go entirely to plan when the day arrives. But having the basic outlined and organised can really help things to run smoothly. Here are a few suggestions, as well as areas of focus, to help you plan this memorable event!

Consider Using a Wedding Planner

If you want the easiest time possible while planning your wedding, and if you want things to go as seamlessly as possible, using a wedding planner is probably going to be a pretty good idea. Sure, this is an extra cost that many people feel they want to cut out, but if you’re able and willing to spend the money, hiring a wedding planner lifts a weight from your shoulders. With a few consultations, they can take the responsibility of the day into their own hands. Plus, they are likely to have countless contacts within the wedding industry if they have a few years of experience, and they may be able to secure favours and better rates.

Creating an Essentials Checklist

If you’re planning your wedding yourself, it’s important that you start out by creating an essentials checklist. This will help to highlight all of the major aspects of the day that you need to organise and will allow you to tick off the things you deem most important well in advance of the actual ceremony. Now, everyone’s essentials checklist will vary, but here are a few traditional elements to a wedding to consider!

A Ring

Most weddings involve rings as symbols of partnership. Traditionally, there will be diamond engagement rings and more plain wedding bands. However, you can opt for whatever style pleases you!

The Venue

Once you’re engaged, the wedding venue should top your list of priorities to book. Most big and nice venues are in high demand and you could need to join a waiting list or book for a date well in advance. Once you know where you’re getting married, you can then go on to create a guestlist that the venue can accommodate, start planning venue decorations and more. Popular types of venue tend to include:

  • Religious venues
  • Manors
  • Hotels
  • Barns
  • Beaches
  • Much more

Hopefully, these ideas will help to get the ball rolling towards your big day! Bear each in mind when it comes to your wedding planning process!

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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