Weddings are special events — a true celebration of love. However, every couple wants to have the best party that stands out and is a memorable festivity for the guests. But how to plan all of the little details on time and avoid feeling stressed and overwhelmed in the process?
Well, there are is a lot to consider when organizing a wedding party, from choosing the right venue to selecting the photo and video shooting services and making sure everything goes according to a schedule. Before we begin with the list of essential steps, take a deep breath and get ready to write these things down. The more prepared and organized you are, the better the chances of everything going just the way you planned.
Stick to the Budget
Let’s be real – weddings are expensive. There is nothing worse than getting carried away and breaking the budget limits. Therefore, set the budget and stick to it. Learn to be more flexible with expenses and save pennies when you can. For example, you don’t need to spend a lot on flower arrangements, just invest in the bridal bouquet and party. Then you can select non-floral table centerpieces for the reception.
On the other hand, if you intend to cut the costs of photography/video and ask a friend or a cousin to do it, that could turn out to be one giant mess. Wedding memories are the most precious pieces as they provide heartwarming emotions for years to come. Still, if you chose to go with a friendly option, be ready to pass on the material to a video editing company to improve the quality.
Another thing to consider is hiring a wedding planner part-time. A planner can help save money with purchasing recommendations and wedding ideas you can implement into your wedding checklist.
Create a Schedule
For a job as serious as planning a wedding, it is crucial to start early and make a timeline. Due dates should be marked on a calendar and followed through, not only before the wedding preparations, but also for the wedding program.
Keep in mind that you can’t control the possible outcome, so always have a plan B to entertain the guests if the ceremony is running a bit late. By personalizing the stationery through gathered details about soon to be newlyweds, you can better entertain the gathered family and friends. Some ideas for distracting your guests in case of an emergency? Organize an awesome cocktail hour, have games if it’s a relaxed atmosphere, or have stations with mementos for you that they can sign or have a photo booth.
Don’t Forget Important Details
Every good wedding planner knows that the key to a great wedding service lies in the details. For that reason, many of them use technology to help them stay on track. Are you familiar with the importance of event tools?
There are a lot of applications on the market to keep track of expenses, checklists, and event planning. They can smoothen the planning process and assist you all the way. You can track the details on the go on your smartphone or computer. Anyway, it is a useful wedding tool many professionals choose to apply.
After determining the costs, venue, wedding theme, and dates, you can now think of the guests. Greet each invitee and spend some time with them. Prepare wedding baskets for each guest that has traveled a long way. Make the most of the celebration and go out with a bang, like a small fireworks show or a confetti farewell.
Author bio: Helen Clark has over 5 years of experience in writing and creating films. She works with a host of sites related to videography and has the expertise to work both on an editorial and advisory level. She intends to educate and keep audience abreast of the latest trends in the world of videography and filmmaking. Presently, she is associated with Video Caddy – a video editing service company that is engaged in video editing and animation. You can check them out on Facebook and Twitter.
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– The Gala Pal Team