Planning a wedding can be a stressful affair; there’s a lot to remember, a lot to book and a lot to pay for. However, with the right information and a wedding checklist the whole process can be that little bit easier. When they get married, most people are doing so for the first time and so it’s a new experience. Though planning a wedding is exciting and enjoyable, there is a certain level of uncertainty that comes along with it – which is to be expected. You want the day to be perfect but with so much to consider and different decisions to make, you may feel overwhelmed by the responsibility.
So, I’ve compiled the ultimate wedding checklist to help anyone who is beginning the wedding planning process.
A Checklist for Planning Your Wedding
Decide on the type of wedding you want
First thing’s first – decide on the type of wedding you want. Before you begin looking into caterers, locations and wedding photographers it’s best to have an idea of the type of wedding you’re after. This could be a small registry office wedding with a few family and friends or an entire weekend of lavish celebrations, but having a rough idea of the end result will help you to choose wedding elements that will create this.
Choose the perfect location
It’s a good idea to choose your location before making any other decisions. The location is one of the most important parts of the wedding day and therefore it needs to be perfect, so book viewings at different venues to see what’s available.
Book the entertainment
There are lots of different entertainment options for a wedding, so you shouldn’t find it hard to decide on a type you like. Some people opt for a live band whilst others choose to hire a DJ, both of which work well. Wedding entertainment tends to book up quickly so be sure to reserve yours well in advance.
Meet caterers and sample food
Wedding food is big business and there are lots of different ways you can do it. Many wedding locations will sort out the food for you and you’ll likely have the option of choosing either a sit down meal or a buffet, but if not there are lots of great caterers around.
Find the perfect wedding photographer
Choosing the perfect wedding photographer for your wedding is crucial. There are lots of different wedding styles available and so choosing a professional who knows exactly what you are after is key. You’ll want to have a collection of beautifully shot photographs to look back on for years to come.
Choose a wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and suits
No wedding would be complete without some stunning wedding attire. The bride, groom and wedding party will all need to have outfits chosen and fitted leading up to the day. Having these sorted far in advance is helpful as you will have a wider range to choose from and then simple alterations can be made nearer the time.
Add the finishing touches
There are many other smaller details of a wedding that need to be considered. For example, flowers need to be chosen, transport needs to be arranged and a wedding cake needs to be made. These can be thought about a little closer to the day once everything else is booked, as they will help to bring the entire day together.
Planning a wedding should be an enjoyable experience and working with professionals who understand what you want is important. As a wedding photographer in Nottingham I work with couples to understand their requirements and take the time to get to know them on a personal basis, ensuring the wedding photos capture this. To find out more contact me on 0115 849 3154.