Your significant other has just agreed to marry you. You’re both delighted and overcome with joy. But then the realization of organizing it all hits you. Although it can be overwhelming, you needn’t panic. Below is a quick checklist of the ten top tasks you need to complete in order to get the wedding planning started.
- Decide on a budget
Before anything else, the most important task you need to do is decide on a budget for your wedding. It may seem like a simple, and even obvious, task but it will inform everything you do in organizing your special day.
And don’t forget to keep track of your spending.
- Look for venues and set a date
This isn’t simply a matter of ticking another job off the list. Finding the right venue can be difficult as it not only needs to be accommodating of your number of guests, be up to your standard of architectural beauty, but also has to be available on the day you need it. If you want separate locations for the ceremony (such as a church) and reception (your favorite restaurant) then the job becomes doubly hard.
And don’t forget to book an officiant.
- Create a guest list
With your budget in mind, you’ll need to decide on who is coming. Although it may be quite a while before you have to send out invites, having a number will give you a clearer picture of the scale of your wedding. You’ll also need to sort out who your bridesmaids and groomsmen are.
And don’t forget to send them all a ‘save the date’ card.
- Research caterers and florists
Just like the venues, this isn’t to be taken As well as choosing companies you like, these people have other commitments and you might need to book well in advance in order to secure their services.
And don’t forget the cake.
- Hire a photographer and band
At certain times of year really good wedding photographers are in high demand, so you’ll be wanting to find one you like as early as possible and book them. The same goes for bands, or any other type of musical act you like, and you should consider getting hold of your favorite as early as possible, particularly if you have specific song requests for them as they may need to learn them.
And don’t forget to tell them what song you want for your first dance.
- Choose wedding bands
Due to their simpler form, finding the right band may be easier than choosing an exquisite engagement ring, but that doesn’t mean you should take it for granted. With so many metals and designs to choose from, options and price ranges of bands have never been better (and therefore time-consuming).
And don’t forget to order in plenty of time before the big day.
- Fall in love with a wedding dress
Start scrolling through those wedding dress websites and scouring some of the most expensive bricks and mortar clothes retailers you’re ever likely to frequent as finding ‘the one’ can be almost as difficult as discovering your significant other. You’ll also need shoes, a hairdresser, and make-up artist.
And don’t forget the bridesmaids’ dresses.
- Book transportation
Hiring a wedding limo service is the ideal way to make sure you arrive in style. It is also becoming more customary to employ one for the bridal party, so be sure to secure your booking a month or two before the big day.
And don’t forget to discuss beforehand any decorations you may want to add to the car.
- Organize stag and hen nights
Often overlooked until closer the time, these big nights out are more of a headache for the maid of honor and the best man than the happy couple. To get the best night out possible, you should think about what you want and point them in the right direction sooner rather than later.
And don’t forget that the night before the wedding is NOT the best time to go out.
- Agree on a honeymoon
Many couples get so wrapped up in planning the wedding that they forget to plan the honeymoon until quite late in the year. Unless you’re tying the knot during the busy summer period getting flights to your chosen destination shouldn’t be a problem, but researching and agreeing on where to go can take a while.
And don’t forget it is a vacation based on love – so don’t argue too much over it!
Getting married can be the most important and magical day of your life. Planning a wedding however, can be a logistical nightmare, and so the quicker you can get on top of it the better.
With a Bergen Limo rental, the big day doesn’t have to start at the destination, it can be part of the journey. Securing a wedding limo service is one of the easiest and quickest jobs to complete on the list, so why not get it ticked off immediately by calling us on 1-201-703-7979 to start planning your wedding today.