How to Start Planning a Wedding

How to start planning a wedding

“How to start planning a wedding?”

How do I organize my wedding?

Did you just got engaged and are now excited about the wedding day?

We can feel your excitement, and that’s why we are here to help you plan and prepare for your wedding.

Your wedding day holds significant importance as all of your family, friends, and relatives would be there to celebrate your happiness with you. 

Therefore, everything needs to be perfect.

Here is how you should plan your wedding perfectly and make it a historic and memorable day of your life:

1. Set a budget for your wedding

People often get overwhelmed while planning a wedding because they don’t have the correct order of planning things. 

The very first thing you need to do is to set a budget for your wedding. 

… When you will have a definite amount of money set for the wedding, you will find an answer to so many questions like: 

  • Which venue you can afford
  • What foods and drinks you can offer to the guests
  • Which photography and videography you can afford
  • Whether you hire a live band or DJ, etc.

It will open a complete roadmap for you. 

You will have a clear direction that this is my budget for the wedding, and these are all the options I can explore within this budget. 

This way, you will be able to simplify your wedding planning and make it concise. 

Golden tip: Make sure to have a 10% reserve budget to deal with unexpected expenditures.

2. Create a list of your priorities

Let’s face it:

We all have some dreams and priorities regarding the wedding day in our minds. 

In simple words, there are some things that we must want on our wedding days, such as:

  • A specific venue
  • Date
  • Food
  • Photographer

Sit with your partner and consult them to create a list of all such things that you must want for your wedding. 

Finalize your priorities and then start working on them within your budget. 

You can compromise on other things but not your priorities. 

3. Pick the vibe and venue for your wedding

Once you have finalized your budget and priorities, the next step is to pick the venue and vibe for your wedding.

What kind of wedding venue do you prefer? 

Indoors or outdoors? 

Will it be at a beach or a classical mansion? 

Who do you want to invite? 

Everyone you know or just close friends and family members? 

In general, this will help you give a practical shape to your wedding within your set budget.

Moreover, you will also be able to select the perfect wedding dress that matches the vibes and venue of your wedding.

4. Keep things organized

While planning for the wedding, you have to keep a tab on multiple things at the same time. 

There are strong chances that you’ll get overwhelmed and have no clue about what you are doing and how you are doing.

Here the key is to keep all the things perfectly organized:

Create a single document or checklist where you have a record of everything you’re planning for your wedding.

For instance, you can use different apps or even physically organize things on paper.

5. Divide the tasks

When you are planning your wedding, you should never think that you are all alone in this journey.

You should involve people around your circle like your partner, family members, close friends and divide different tasks among them.

You won’t believe how effective this tip is going to be because it will remove tons of responsibilities from your head. 

For example, you can:

  • Assign your close friend to get all the decorations done
  • Of course, assign a family member to manage all the food
  • Assign another friend to check all the arrangements at the wedding venue
  • Assign someone to get the wedding cake.

This will save you a lot of time and energy, and you’ll be able to focus on other things that matter the most.

Never hesitate to ask for help because your partner, family, and friends will always extend a helping hand towards you.

They’ll always be ready to extend a helping hand towards you.

6. Set a date and book the wedding venue

Visit the venue you have selected for your wedding and consult them to finalize the date of your wedding.

You can also tell them about the kind of decorations and layout you want at the venue.

Once you have closed the deal with them, your excitement levels will hit the roof.

Congrats! You just finalized your wedding date 😊

7. Get your wedding dress

Now, as you know about your wedding venue, the style of your wedding, and the type of people coming to attend your wedding.

It’s time to get the perfect wedding dress for the special day.

You can easily get the one that suits the style and venue of your wedding.

8. Sending out wedding invites

After finalizing the date, venue, and other arrangements for your wedding:

It’s time to send wedding invites to all of your loved ones.

…Ideally, you should send wedding invites as soon as possible because it will give the guests:

  • Enough time to clear their schedule
  • Make travel arrangements
  • And prepare themselves for the most memorable day of your life.

To sum up

These were all the steps that can help you kick off your wedding planning.

Of course, there are tons of more minor details that you will have to deal with, so brace yourself for them as well.

If you feel like you are too busy and won’t be able to plan it properly, you can also hire a wedding planner.

We wish the best of luck to you & your partner.

Close this article with sincere prayers that may your wedding open new doors of success and happiness in your life. 


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