Getting engaged is an amazing feeling, after which you need to plan the wedding. Keep the five things below in mind while planning your dream wedding to make sure you end up with a wedding that goes beyond your expectations and has you experience less hassle.
Think About Decor
As you plan for the wedding, it’s important to think about the decor you would like to have. This will ideally be based on your theme colors, so make sure to first come up with them. Based on them, find flowers and other decorative items that you will have around your venue for the ceremony and reception. You may also send a floral arrangement of the same type of flowers you use as thank-you gifts to the people who attend your wedding. This will be a sure hit, given that 88% of people responding to a survey said that receiving a gift of flowers improves their mood.
While planning your wedding, it’s important to prioritize communication with your spouse and any other people helping you plan your wedding. This will help eliminate all risk of having something fail because everything will be in the clear and it will be known exactly what you, as the couple getting married, want. You need to be on the same page with your spouse to make sure that the wedding is a translation of what both of you want. With clear and open communication, it will be possible to achieve your dream wedding and have an enjoyable time doing it.
Consider the Venue
Your wedding venue should echo your lifestyle as well as complement your theme and give you a backdrop that will meet your needs as a couple. If you’re going for a quaint, rustic look, for instance, an old cathedral will be perfect for you. If you want to embody elegance and sophistication, there is likewise a venue that will embody it much better than others. With an 11% increase in the number of outdoor weddings in 2020, it’s clear that many couples have been leaning towards the free-flowing and nature-inspired wedding theme offered by outdoor venues. Once you work out with your partner the wedding theme and venue, it will be a matter of looking for the right one, which will be easy once you know what you want.
Set the Budget
To be able to pay your vendors and service providers well and in good time, it’s important to come up with a budget. Write down all your projected expenses and set some amount aside for miscellaneous and unforeseen expenses. Save towards this for as long as it is reasonable, and channel any cash gifts and donations you receive towards it as well. Doing this will enable you to hit the target you set for your dream wedding and possibly even have something left over to boost your honeymoon budget.
Set the Date
Perhaps the most important part of your wedding is setting the date on which you will invite those closest to you to witness you exchange vows. Once you know everything you need to do, the projected expenses, and your methods of getting the funds, you’re ready to set the date. Make sure that it’s not so close that you won’t have time to plan for it, or so far that people get tired of the wait. If you’re one of the 13% of the adults in the U.S. who are former Catholics, you may want to use this time to get to know the religious expectations if you will have a church wedding.
With the five considerations above, you’re ready to plan the wedding of your dreams. Work together with your spouse the whole way to ensure that you get things right for the day you say “I do.”