Your wedding day is most probably going to be the single most important day of your life, that is why you have to ensure that it lives up to expectations. There is always a lot of hype and stress involved in the buildup to your wedding. You will have a million things running through your mind all at once and it will feel like there is no way possible for you to attend to them all. Even worse is that you will have a million things to physically attend to. Considering all of this we have compiled a checklist that will help relieve the stress of planning a wedding and hopefully make it easier for you to enjoy the moment rather than chewing your nails off.
Determining the available budget is the first and most important piece of the puzzle. Once you know how much money you have to work with it will make the rest of the process much more bearable. This means that you should now be able to break your overall budget into smaller sections concerning things like the amount of guests you can afford, how much to pay for a venue etc.
This is not always the easiest part of planning the wedding as both parties have their own families and friends that they believe should be on the list and usually the mother of the bride has a huge influence in this regard. That is why I would suggest getting it out of the way straight away. The best way to approach this is by first deciding how many guests you are able to invite. Then separately write down all of the guests that you would like to invite. Once you have done this, bring your lists together and see how many you are short or over the target. Now you can start with a process of elimination to decide who will be on the final list. The guest list can easily become a quarreling point, so try to find a middle ground that suits both parties.
The next step is to decide on a specific date that you want to get married on. This is for the sake of having a deadline to work towards. This makes it easier when you have to look for a venue or book a caterer and photographer. It is absolutely crucial for you to have a date set aside in order for the rest of the planning to go ahead.
You can now start looking for a venue that fits within your budget. Once you have decided on a venue, you can actually relax a little. This is the place that will forever be engrained in your hearts as well as your photographs, so make sure to get the place that you want.
You should be able to get the invites out once you have sorted out the above steps. Make sure to include all the necessary details including venue, time, date, dress code etc.
Photographer, videographer, caterer, flowers, music, decorations, your designer Kelsey Rose wedding dress, the grooms suit etc. are all the other details that can be attended to throughout the process. It is obviously better to get over these hurdles as quickly as possible but the rest can at least go ahead without having all of these details in place. You must also ensure to set out a detailed program of how the day will be flowing from the moment you wake up until the last guests leave the reception.