When you get engaged it’s one of the happiest days of your life. Making a pact to spend the rest of your life together isn’t just beautiful, it’s exciting! A marriage means making the commitment to live together from this moment on whether it’s in an assisted living facility, or in a chateau, you’ll be together.
However, for many, after the initial excitement and euphoria comes the stress of planning. A wedding is no small event, and as such, there’s a lot to organize— there’s a reason why so many people turn into so-called “bridezillas.” However, in truth, planning a wedding doesn’t have to be stressful.
All you have to do is give yourself enough time and have a clear checklist. Don’t overcomplicate things. When planning your wedding, just make sure that you have these five things.
When putting together your wedding budget, it’s easy to find yourself panicking as you watch the number get higher and higher on the calculator. So, it’s only natural to want to cut corners wherever you can. However, if there’s one thing you should absolutely never skimp on, its photography.
Although your family members may have a camera of their own, nothing quite matches the quality of professional photography. A photographer is a neutral wedding guest who has one job and one job only, to capture all of the precious moments. If you rely on your guests to take photos, you may not capture key moments. Do yourself a favor and hire a professional photographer who you know won’t miss a beat.
When the wedding is done and it’s time to party, your guests will want to dance. Whether you decide to plug in your iPhone to a sound system or hire a band, just make sure that your guests have something to dance to!
What kind of a wedding would it be without beverages? Depending on your budget, you might not necessarily be able to have custom cocktails for your reception, however, you should at least have beer and wine and non-alcoholic beverages as well. Drinks give the guests something to mingle with, not to mention it hydrates them after all of that dancing!
In addition to drinks, you can’t forget the food. You’ll want to make sure that you have a wide array of things for your guests to snack on or they may head out early. Remember, the higher a guest count you have, the more food you’ll require, so keep that in mind when sending out your invitations.
A Great Venue
The venue is one of the most important aspects of your wedding. It can make or break your entire experience, so make sure that you choose wisely. You want to make sure that it’s well suited for the number of guests that you have invited, and that it’s comfortable enough for everyone to mingle in. Ideally, it should be in an easy-to-access location with plenty of parking!