Guidelines of Planning your Wedding
Lack of finances and other logistics make a lot of people fear doing them. Here are the ways in which you can plan for your wedding.
There are apps you can use or even spreadsheets which can help you in the planning process. There should be two spreadsheets that needs to be used if you decide to use them. On the guest list, have the details of the expected attendees and indicate whether they are allowed to come with extra visitors. You need to leave the columns for costs and prices of those activities and materials to be filled later. You should have independent rows for each categories such as dress, venue, and refreshments. This will allow you to easily make comparisons and adjustments such that you don’t move out of your budget.
You should also find the place where the wedding will be held. You should find the venue for the wedding, then you can make a decision on the dates. The chances are high that the venue will cost you more money than any other category. Also, it is important for you to inquire whether there are beverages and refreshments offered to your guest at the event. It is important for you to ask the different venue managements to provide you with quotations for you to compare the prices and pick the most appropriate one. Choosing weekdays can be a bit cheaper compared to holidays and weekends, hence will save you some money. After finding a venue and choosing a date, you can then order for a wedding dress. Wedding dresses can be very costly if you want the best quality, which makes it important for you to make considerations on your budget. In order to get time to fit and modify the dress, it should be ordered early.
You should budget and plan for the food that will be served to your guests, as well as the wedding cake. It will be better if you find a venue that allows outside catering. It is better for you to arrange for buffets at the reception because it is easy for people to select the food they want, as well as providing them with a variety of foods that they want. It is not necessary for you to buy a huge cake for the event because it will cost you a lot of money considering not everyone will be able to have a bite. You can get a small cake which can be eaten by a few guests whom you consider close to you, especially your loved ones and closest friends. You should find entertainers who will be entertaining your guests at the reception. Finding entertainers for the event isn’t easy because there are many people who pose as entertainers, which they aren’t. The level of entertainment to the audience and the kind of reception given to your visitors will determine the success rate of your wedding.