TEN ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING EVENT
- Prepare the budget
Everything else can wait until you make up your mind about the budget. Yes, be judicious while setting aside funds as any stray calculations has the true potential to cause embarrassments at a later stage. More importantly, it is essential to stick to the budget and make room for miscellaneous expenses that are bound to pop up as the event comes closer.
- Draw the guest list
As all other arrangements such as venue, logistics, food, and decor are completely based on the perspective of guest count, it would definitely be a prudent effort to prepare a list that fits into your budget. And as a strong recommendation, prioritise your people, starting right from those guests without whom you can’t get married!
- Fix the date
Fixing the marriage date invariably lands many people in dilemma. Try to find a day that would be suitable not only for the guests but also does not coincide with any local festivals that can affect the hotel room availability or create accessibility problems.
- Choose apt venue
Having set the date, scout the perfect venue that fits your packet and size of the event. Talk to the venue owner about the available infrastructure with respect to vehicle parking, power outage, security arrangements and availability of other facilities that are necessary in the event of emergency.
- Create the meal menu
Mark our words – nothing satiates the guests better than good food. Considering the feasibility and budget considerations, although it is always a good idea to serve rich local cuisine, do consider few exquisite items as a part of the menu to create the feel happy factor.
- Choose the decor
Even while choosing traditional and customary decors, it can be made provided with a unique twist to render a creative style. Families of bride and groom can come out with a mutual concept of the decor that truly represents the essence of the ceremony.
- Pick right vendors
It is next to impossible to manage single handedly all the preparations for your wedding. Consult with your friends or close relatives for good vendor references for all aspects, right from flowers to photography, and engage them. If necessary, have a combined meeting of all your vendors and chalk out the best strategy to create a first class experience for your guests.
- Prepare the invites
Nothing works better than a personalized invite for your wedding event. Make it sure to send a remainder for those who have not yet send RSVP. A word of confirmation would not only help you to manage the size of your wedding, but also assist you to go an extra mile for purchasing personalized special gifts for the guests.
- Use technology
Having just done the basics, keep a tab on developments in all spheres of activities with the help of technology. With so many apps available to manage any event, choose the one that fits your purpose. Right from adjusting the budget to finding the best hotel for your guests, anything and everything is possible with these apps.
- Be ready for challenges
Any event management preparation can throw challenges from unexpected quarters. But, let us assure you that with smart thoughts, shrewd initiatives and good back up plans, they can be managed efficiently.