If you haven’t got a whole lot of time to plan your wedding, then you may start panicking. However, you could easily pull it off within six months if you stick to a plan from the beginning. Your marriage ceremony is the most special day of your life and hence it is essential to make sure everything is well arranged and every detail been taken care of. So here are some of the easy steps for you to follow to ensure your marriage ceremony runs smoothly.
- Make the guest list
Your guest list will decide the biggest of your budget; the location and catering. If your guest list is enormous, you might not be able to buy those platinum wedding rings that you wanted, as you need to cut down on your expenses. Getting this finalized beforehand will make it easier for you to decide on the other aspects.
- Decide on a budget
Most couples make the mistake of over-spending and then ending up in debt. The last thing you need is to start your newly wedded life in debt, so plan your finances carefully. Leave adequate funds for the most essential parts as catering, location, florists and bridal gown. The added elements such as over the top decorations, chandeliers, unique wedding rings custom made, multi-tier wedding cake etc. should be left to be done only if funds are remaining. Also, since the time frame is shorter, you might have to spend in chunks, and not in installments spread across one or two years, so be mindful.
- Decide on a date and location
Talk to your locations and inquire about the available dates. It is highly unlikely that you get the date you want on such short notice, so go with the date that looks best at the moment. Keep an alternate date in mind too, just in case. Know about the cancellation and refund policy before you make the payment as the biggest investment is probably the location. If you have selected a theme, search for a location that goes with it. For example, a sea themed marriage ceremony is best taken on the beach.
- All about the details
You need to find the perfect dress for you. Making the dress on special orders may be a hassle and takes time, so go to a store that already has readymade dresses and choose one of your likings. Select your bridal party and their dresses. Contact different photographers since many have busy schedules. After all, your album is what will last after the marriage ceremony hence it needs to be of good quality.