Let the wedding planning process begin! This journey will be a long and eventful one, so it’s important that you start getting ready early to avoid stress as the date approaches. In this article, we will share the ultimate wedding prep checklist!
Save The Date & Book a Venue
Deciding on a date is the most important aspect of your planning process. First, you’ll want to solidify which season you want to get married in. If you want a summer wedding, consider a beach-side event. If you want a winter event, try to book a beautiful cabin in the wilderness.
Once you have a general idea of what season you want to get married in, you can explore which weekend dates your event of choice is available during. You likely won’t be able to request a specific weekend off the bat, but your event planner will be able to provide you with a few open options to choose from.
Book Your Officiant
Making sure to book an officiant is one of the most essential parts of your planning process because well, without one, you won’t be able to tie the knot! Becoming an officiant is extremely easy, so you can always have a close family member or friend officiate your wedding for a personalized touch. If you are getting married in a church, the church organizer will be able to help coordinate an officiant for your wedding.
Mail Your Invitations
Now it’s time to decide on a guest list and mail your invitations. Invitations should be designed according to the color scheme and style of your event. For example, if you are using deep jewel tones, your invitation should resemble the feel of your event.
When mailing out invitations, it’s important to think about how many people you are able to host at the event. Talk to your venue to decide how many people they allow and see if your budget will allow for everyone on your invite list. Remember that not everyone you invite will be able to attend, so invite a few extras to get the most out of your special day!
Purchase The Perfect Gown
Picking the perfect gown will make your day the best it can be. Feeling your best will help you ooze confidence during this special time! Wedding dress shopping can be tough. There are so many styles to choose from and a wide variety of prices to fit any budget. Booking an appointment with a professional stylist at a bridal shop will help the experience go smoothly.
Decide on Food For The Event
Now it’s time for the fun part, food! When hiring a catering team, you’ll be able to taste test a few meal options and decide what will be best for your guests. To make the experience enjoyable and memorable for guests, it is recommended that you give your attendees options. 2 or 3 entree options will usually suffice, but always try to offer one meal that is friendly for those with dietary restrictions.
Don’t Forget The Party Favors!
Your wedding guests will have traveled to celebrate you, contributed to items on your registry, and supported this new chapter of your life. So, don’t overlook the party favors! You don’t have to spend a lot in order to provide thoughtful treats for your guests. A simple bottle of mini prosecco with a note attached will do the trick! Don’t forget about thank-you notes later, either.