Organizing Your Wedding Day: Things You Should Not Forget

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So you’ve said yes and decided that it’s time for you to finally settle down and spend a lifetime together with your special someone. Now, you’re going to face the last challenge you’re ever going to take before you’re officially married—organizing your own wedding. Some people say that planning your own wedding is too much work, and if you’re not up for the job, you should probably just hire a wedding planner. This is especially true for those who want to experience a big, classic celebration. However, if you’re one of those people who want to be hands-on in order to create a small yet intimate event, then you can take comfort in the knowledge that weddings are perfectly manageable.
To help you sort out the things you should do, here is a checklist you can easily follow:

1. Schedule your wedding day and book venue.
To begin, pick the day you want to hold the event. Once you have it, you can start booking a venue for the ceremony and the reception. Some people opt to hold both the ceremony and reception in a hotel to save time, effort, and money. However, you can still choose to hold the ceremony in your dream location. To save yourself from too much stress, make sure that the ceremony and reception are held in the same place or at two venues near each other.

2. Manage your budget.
It’s easy to get carried away and bloat your finances when you’re planning your own wedding. To help you manage your budget, decide how much you’re willing to spend on the event first. Then allot 40% of that money for the reception, 10.5% for the photographers and videographers, 10% for the flowers and music, 2% of invitations, 14.5% honeymoon, 13% for wedding attire and wedding and engagement rings, and the other 10% for miscellaneous. To save money, borrow things you could borrow and do the things you can do yourself.

3. Hire necessary wedding vendors.
While you can do the planning, you have to be completely hands off during the wedding day, so that you can enjoy it all the more. For that to happen, make sure you’ve booked the photographers, videographers, musicians, florists, decorators, and caterers long before your wedding day. Then, a day before the wedding, verify if they are all prepared.

4. Assign roles for your wedding ceremony and send invitations.
A wedding is not complete without your wedding party. Make sure they include the following:

  • Maid of Honor
  • Bridesmaids
  • Best Man
  • Groomsmen
  • Officiant
  • Flower girls
  • Ring bearer
  • Readers
  • Train Bearer

After you’re done, make your invitation and send them to people you wish to spend the celebration with.

5. Buy wedding attire and other essentials.
Here is a list of the most important things you should buy or rent for your wedding:

  • Bride’s Attire (including the gown, veil, hair accessory, garter, shoes, etc.)
  • Groom’s Attire (including suit, tie, shoes, etc.)
  • Your Wedding Party’s Attire
  • Wedding and Engagement Rings
  • Guest Book

High quality wedding rings can vary in price by color and clarity.  They are also graded in different levels.  The clearer and least imperfect wedding rings will definitely come with a higher price tag. You need not worry about the wedding cake or flowers as your caterer and florist can take care of them. You only need to give them the instruction.

6. Get a beauty rest.
Once you have everything planned out, you can start getting your beauty rest and prepare for the big day.

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