Now that your partner has proposed, you can finally start planning your wedding day. Although preparing for your special day may be exhausting, the reward you will get when it seamlessly works out will be great. A wedding to-do list can be rather extensive, from finding the perfect wedding dress to searching for glamorous and unique wedding venues in Melbourne and let us not even forget the grueling task of finalizing a guest list. Then before you even start getting ready to say I do, the first thing you and your partner need to discuss is….
Whether you want a big or small wedding, have it in the Caribbean or your backyard, it is important to discuss with your partner how much you are willing to spend on an entire day. That will include everything from the shoes to the bouquet and everything in between. Once you have agreed on a budget, you can then do your research and get quotes from different service providers before deciding on each item. A budget will motivate you to find specials where necessary, scrimp and save where you can as well as help you to think outside of the box. This is especially true if you have family and friends who can chip in, decreasing the burden on your budget. So, if you have an aunt who can bake, think about getting her in the mix or an uncle who has an expensive vehicle maybe give him a call about loaning it. When working on a budget, it is important to be realistic about your expectations and what can and cannot be done without on your wedding day.
Now that your budget is sorted, it is time to decide on a date which will help influence the kind of venue you select. If you are on a budget, selecting a week-day wedding might turn to be cheaper as venues tend to get more expensive on weekends. This is due to less demand and competition for the venue during the week and you will be able to pay less for it. Even though being headstrong on a week-day date may exclude a lot of venues, this will help you avoid heartbreak if you fall in love with a venue only to find out it is not available when you want it. But this does not mean you do not have to be flexible on the dates, a weekday has five days to choose from. There are many options to choose from and Red Scooter is known to provide packages that are value for money but still deliver amazing wedding receptions.
A weekday wedding will also help you narrow down your guest list to only those truly special in your heart. Working on a tight budget, there is no reason you should invite an old neighbor you have not spoken to in decades or that distant cousin whose name you can barely remember. Not inviting the whole neighborhood will not diminish the light of your wedding. Categorizing guests by importance, when last you spoke to them or sent them an email or text message can be of great assistance in narrowing down the list. Your parents and siblings might want to have a say in who is invited, so create a second list of those guests and rank them on importance. After a vetting process along with those who matter, you can finalize your guest list and start searching for a venue to seat the number of people you have in mind. If a person of priority can’t make it to the nuptials, they can always be replaced by a person from the alternate list.
Venues based on the outskirts of the city tend to be less pricey which will help drive down the price you have to pay. Some venues have special packages that you can take advantage off and get a discount. It also helps to select a venue that has room for the wedding ceremony and reception to avoid too much travelling. But when selecting a venue, it must be able to seat all your guests and transport accessible to all your invited guests. When it comes to a venue, do check if they have a section for smokers as well as allow beverages on their premises.
To relieve yourself from some added stresses and burdens, hiring a caterer will allow you to focus on more important matters. Now you do not have to boil your brain thinking about what menu and beverages will be served to your guests. The caterer will help you decide what is best to serve on the day. Plus, getting a caterer will help you save a lot because no ingredients will go to waste as the caterer will be able to caterer for the exact number of guests. And once the day is over, there are no dishes to stress about as the caterer will handle that as well. Catering companies also provide cutlery and wares that your guests will need.
When it comes to weddings, the experience of the photographer is vital for them to guide you as the bride and groom on how to get the perfect wedding pictures for your album. And because they have experience, the photographer will be able to plan and predict any scenario that might occur on your special day. So, when things go wrong such as a change in the weather conditions or running behind schedule, the photographer will be able to priorities which pictures are important and have an alternative plan for outdoor pictures. There are also a lot of minute details that occur on a wedding day, such as the bride and groom party getting ready in the morning, the nervous chatter before the ceremony begins and the tears that may flow from your family members as you say your vows. You will not want to miss any of these moments and an experienced photographer will think ahead for you and capture them. A photographer who knows what they are doing will be able to bring your vision of beautiful pictures to life with little direction and advise which shots would work better. And most importantly, photographers want to make you happy.
Now that these important points have been checked off the list, you have no reason to be stressing, unless you still have not found that perfect dress and accessories. But planning a wedding is hard work but with the help of your partner, it can be a fun adventure.