Wedding is the second most important event in one’s life after their Graduation. It is like the next level after which your entire life changes. Your happiness gets added, your sorrows get divided, your love gets multiplied and problems get subtracted. To make this one event memorable, one goes to the very extend of making a very lavish wedding in an exotic location with different cuisines. Here I’m going to give some tips on the most important factors to be regarded while planning for a wedding. Have a good read.
Date. This is first most important thing in a wedding planning. In the current age, both the bride and groom are working in companies where getting a leave for the wedding can be hectic issue. There are three things one needs to be sure while selecting the date. Firstly, the date shouldn’t be soon so that it doesn’t give your relatives and friends time to book the tickets; also creates problems while booking for the venue, accommodation, food and photography. Give some considerable amount of time to arrange for all the necessary things that needs to be done for a wedding. Secondly, it shouldn’t be during peak summer or winter season; during these peak times it would be difficult to cope with the extreme weather and if you are looking for a theme wedding, sometimes it wouldn’t match with such extreme weather conditions. Lastly, look for dates during weekends; everyone goes for jobs and kids go to school. Keeping a wedding during weekday will make them think twice before attending their wedding. After all why not prefer a whole week for celebrations and the wedding ending in a fun filled weekend!
This is one of the most important aspects of a wedding without which a wedding is not possible to happen. Venue is the place where you conduct a wedding. Be it a farm house, a wedding hall, a church, a temple, a beach resort or anything; one should make sure the venue should be according the capacity of the person who is booking it. These venues can also be selected according to the bride and groom’s wishes too. If they feel getting married in a sacred place they should opt for such a place. Another factor when you select the wedding venue you should keep in mind is the place where you keep it. Some people opt for beach resorts in exotic places which are far away from their native place, so this might cause a little problem for your relatives who come from a very far off place. Venues can be tagged as second in the list of wedding tips, obviously after the date of wedding; which needs to be thoroughly planned. After the venue is selected one should make sure the venue is available for the particular season, especially when it is a much sorted and famous venue where most of the weddings in a season happen. The place and availability factor is very important while choosing a venue.
3. Venue decoration
Mostly after you choose the venue, next thing you need to check whether the venue organizers provides for the decoration as a package for booking the venue. Most of them do provide for the venue decoration which you need to select from the catalog they have. It shows combinations of various colors, flowers, decorations, etc. out of which you can select them according to theme you select for your wedding. Theme weddings are in trend and it varies from beach weddings to season weddings, from color weddings to off-beat weddings. If you select a theme wedding, everything changes right from the entrance to the stage. So selecting a well-planned theme would be of an importance. But there are few rare cases where the venue doesn’t provide with the decorations in their package. Don’t worry about that. There are many companies which will solve this problem and you can approach them after doing a little research on their work. After all venue decorations should shine out throughout the celebrations along with the bride and groom.
While getting married, you want to look at your best and presentable. Especially the girls, they would want to wear something really nice which makes them look beautiful. Your wedding dress needs to be something very elegant and simple but at the same time bring out the gracefulness and charm from within. To choose a dress it might take some time since getting the material and getting it stitched would take a considerable amount of time. The material needs to be of a good quality and not something which gets spoiled soon. Giving the stitching order a few months before your wedding would give you a head-start and not worry about at the last moment. However at some countries especially the Asia, they follow the traditional way and prefer wearing the traditional outfit which has certain standard designs. This would require some time and some professional hands. These tips apply to both bride and the groom since even the groom’s dress would take some time to get stitched too. Once the dress factor is done, they can venture out into other factors easily without worrying much.
5. Jewelry and accessory
Now this factor comes after you select your dress for the wedding. One you choose your wedding dress you need to select a matching jewelry and accessories to go with it. But the first and most important jewelry you need to get it your engagement rings. Make sure you make its design as unique as possible. Name engraved solitaire, sound wave engraved, or anything; the more unique the more it looks special. Other than that there are other jewelries too. Besides this factor mainly goes for the bride so girls you need to get this thing done as and when you select your wedding dress. Different shades and style of the dress would necessitate choosing from either of the precious metals. For example, for wedding gowns, diamond or platinum will look good; traditional wedding dress especially the Indian ones would go well with gold jewelry. Whatever jewelry you select make sure it is within the wedding budget you prepared. If you want to get customized jewelry for the wedding, then even better. You can order that from the jeweler you wished to get it done. Even in this case, in various countries they prefer wearing traditional design jewelries to go with their traditional wedding dresses. All these needs to be done well in advance so as to make yourself concentrate on others factors of wedding as well.
6. Guest list and Invitation
This one is a really crucial factor in a wedding. It happens some time that the bride and groom would prefer having an extravagant wedding or just a small just family and friends wedding. Whatever be it necessitates the importance of creating a guest list and thinking whom to invite or not. So while creating the guest list, first thing you need to check whether you have their address to send the invitation or even their email Id to send it across because inviting is a very big thing for people. You don’t invite, they won’t come. So get out your phone book, check for the address or email Id. If neither of it is there you need to call them and ask; meanwhile in the conversation invite orally. Let them know you would be happy to have them on your D-day. After you collect the details, next thing you need to get the invitations printed for sending and even get an e-wedding card done. Make sure the invitations are send way earlier at least a month or so before your wedding. This would help them booking the tickets to reach the venue well before time. As you all know, if the tickets are booked near to the date of the wedding, the costlier the tickets. So do give your guests a head-start to get the tickets in a less cost.
Weddings, especially the Indian ones, go on for at least a week or even a month. But be it any wedding the pre-wedding celebrations would need lots of relatives, friends and near-dear ones beside you. After all it is once in a life time event. So some people won’t have their house near your wedding venue or your house where the celebrations happen. So this would demand a situation of arranging for accommodation for either your friends or relatives. Organizing for a place to stay for few days would be important for that matter, because we wouldn’t want them to stay in our house in a cramped manner. Besides some of them will prefer a little privacy too. However it isn’t important one should arrange for accommodation for everyone as it would result in a total increase in your budget, it can be done for some very people as in the groom’s family, your near relatives or your best friends. Accommodation if you see it is an option, there is not hard and fast rule that one should follow this. It’s a choice and if the person they can even avoid this extra expense too. This mainly comes after you select the venue, you need to check for hotels or any farm house near the venue and book it to avoid any clash of bookings. If it is done earlier, it is much better.
8. Cuisine and cake
Admit it. Many of you go to weddings to check out how the food is going to be. Different cuisines? Even better. Ah-ha! Caught you. You are one of those people who go to the weddings to see what the cuisine is and how it’s going to be rather than seeing the bride and groom. Nah! Just kidding. But yeah the cuisine is very much important in a wedding. It’s like that part of the wedding which is completely unavoidable and comes with an asterisk mark on the top with terms and conditions. It needs to be something tasty, colorful and also something which people will love in common. In some places there is a standard menu for a wedding and it needs to be followed strictly no matter what. But seriously it is all up to the bride, groom or either of the families. Keeping it simple and tasty would keep the guests happy from both mind and stomach. Finally the cherry on top of the celebrations is the cake which is the ceremonial and traditional one. Nowadays if you see, there are so many cake experts who make fabulous customized fondant cakes which is basically different from the conventional cake style. Different in shapes, sizes and even style these are considered the attraction in a wedding. You need to book for the cake considerably a few days before to give the bakers some time to make it really good.
9. Return gift
So your guests comes from all around the world to attend your wedding and grace it with their blessing, you would need to do something in return for them right? Give them return gifts. Anything small and cute, it can be either chocolates or some accessory with the bride and groom’s name in it for remembrance. They would be happy and bless you well. More than that, return gifts are given as a token of gratitude and love. It isn’t that important factor in a wedding but one can incorporate it show how pleased you are to have them address your wedding.
10. Photography and Video shooting
You take out your old childhood albums along with your parent’s wedding album from the old cupboard from the store room. You sit; check the pictures and everything comes back like a movie in front of your eyes. That’s the power of pictures and videos, if any. As I said before wedding is once in a lifetime event in a person’s life and that person can preserve those moments in the form of pictures and videos. For the wedding, either of bride or groom can approach any well-known photographer to take some super beautiful candid pictures. This trend of taking candid pictures has become completely viral across the world with everyone opt the same style of photography for their wedding. Capturing those not so usual moments in a wedding and avoiding those attention pose pictures is the new style which is capturing everyone’s attention. One can opt for such, however make sure while the booking is done well in advance because if you are going to choose a famous photographer his dates might be get clashed. Photography is an integral part of the wedding celebrations, but video shooting is optional. If you are thinking of having your wedding shot, then it’s even better. Twenty years from now, you will get live your whole wedding once again.