Welcome to the 4th and final part of our wedding planning tips. Hopefully by now we have set you in the right timeframe to plan your event.
Keep in mind that the venue has to be set-up before the event. The flowers, decorations, food music equipment all need their set-up times. So make sure that the venue is at least available from the morning before the wedding. Never agree on set-up times of one hour before the wedding.
The Legal Stuff
Every country has its own legal requirements to get married. So make sure to check beforehand what you need to make your wedding official. In addition, for the documents needed check with your local authorities how long it takes to issue the certificates. Never rely on online information. Keep in mind that the information might be not up-to-date.
Make sure you get what is important for you
When it comes to budgeting for your wedding, make sure you do not lose your focus and get what really matters to you. So make a list of all the items that you wish for your wedding. Categorize each item on the list with a ranking of 1 to 3. Invest most of your budget on your number ones and cut corners form your number threes. So for example if getting a diamond wedding ring is a must for you, be prepared to cut corners on your wedding invitation budget.
The Wedding Directory
Make a list of contact names and telephone numbers of all the supplies. Make two copies of it. A list should be kept by a trusted member of the bridal’s party (preferably a bridesmaid) and the other should be kept by the groom. I
The Final Count Down
Finally as the wedding day approaches do not get lost on the details. Now it is the time to focus on the most important aspects of your wedding namely:
- Confirm all the suppliers. We generally recommend you to do it twice: 1 month before the wedding and around 3 days before the wedding.
- Confirm the bridal and groom’s party – This should be done at least one month before the event.
- Final dress fitting – make sure you do this around a month before the wedding so if there is something that needs further alteration there is time for it.
- Invites – Send the wedding invites 4-5 weeks before the wedding so as gusts can make their plans to attend the event.