Weddings are the stuff of dreams and they must look picture perfect. But it all comes down to impeccable planning. Here’s what you need to have on your to-do list.
How big? Choose the scale of your wedding – is it to be a small, intimate affair or the ultimate Big Fat Indian wedding? This will determine your budget and much else that follows.
Fix a budget: Weddings are expensive. So, it’s important to draw up a budget and stick to it. Determine how extravagant you want your big day to be and how the expenses are going to be shared.
Book in advance: Whether it’s the venue, caterer or your honeymoon travel tickets, book them all with months to go. You’ll get the best deals and avoid last-minute stress.
Rehearse and do dry runs: So, you’ve chosen your bridal finery and the groom his outfit for the big day. Ensure you try everything on, with accessories and make-up weeks before the wedding. This way you can make any alterations and changes in the look.
Check out the catering: Take some time to sample all the dishes the caterer is offering before the menu is finalized. Pay attention also to the table settings, serving ware etc. Guests always remember the food at a wedding.
Do the décor: Even if yours is a DIY wedding, it’s always good to let the décor be handled by a professional. You can provide inputs on the colour scheme, the theme and the flowers you want. Give the decorators a budget and ask them to stick to it.
Should you opt for a wedding planner? If you are planning a truly grand affair it makes sense to rely on a good wedding planner to take of everything – from the big arrangements to the smallest details. Shop around for a good one and look at testimonials from previous clients.
Simple is sweet: If you don’t want a wedding that breaks the bank, you can still have a charming, meaningful ceremony. Keep the guest list small, choose a friend’s farmhouse for the venue, decorate with seasonal flowers and diyas, offer a delicious wedding feast, but not a massive buffet spread, and pick a domestic honeymoon destination.
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