Preparation and Planning Is The Best Way To Approach Your Wedding

You are getting married, you have decided on a date – what next?

Even though your wedding day might be a year or more away, now is the time to start planning it. You want to be sure it is the best day of your life and for this to happen you will need to do some careful preparation.

Planning your wedding can be very stressful – but you can take all the stress out of the day with meticulous planning – treat it like a project and by the time you wedding day comes along, you will be able to relax and enjoy the day with your friends and family.

Like any major project, the more planning you do upfront, the better the end result.

it is a good idea to firstly think about the style of wedding you have in mind. Will it be indoors or outdoors, a garden setting or traditional format, the numbers of guests, the food and refreshments, the space and opportunities for photographs and of course, the weather.

Once you have decided on the style of wedding, you will want to look at venues. Visit more than one venue to give you some comparisons – remember you are looking for a unique experience and you want to get a feel for the place to see if it suits the style and theme of your wedding. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Also, be prepared to book early to avoid disappointments so you get to have the date of your choice.

Here are a few tips to include in your planning to ensure a successful day.

• Confirm the venue has been specifically designed for weddings and events
• Are there facilities to protect you and your guests from inclement weather?
• Plenty of opportunities for photographs (indoors and outdoors)
• Plenty of space for your guests to mix and mingle
• Soft background music to ensure your guests are comfortable while the formalities take place
• Quality sound system for the after wedding party festivities
• Provide transport for your guests

Following a few simple rules will find you in the last few weeks leading up to “your day” free to enjoy the last minute details and you and your partner will approach the day refreshed and relaxed.

Another good tip to avoid all the work landing in your lap is to ask family members and friends to assist, especially where you think they may be specifically suited to a task that you may not necessarily be good at, or even like.

There will be lots of small details as you get your arrangements in place and if you do everything yourself, you will approach the day feeling tired and frazzled! People love to help and to feel part of your special day – so don’t be afraid to ask or enlist their services.

How often have you heard? “How I wish I had asked for help instead of trying to do it all myself”…

The more you plan in advance the more you will enjoy your special day.