Planning a wedding is not easy. Planning a ceremony in a span of six months or less is a rather difficult task. Here are a few important things about planning a marriage ceremony that you should remember in order to save some time and money.
- Prepare yourself mentally.
Move your thoughts in the right direction. Be prepared to compromise. Start preparing for the wedding with a clean mind and flexibility of thought. Perhaps everything has been planned in your head for a long time, but you should be ready to change some things so as not to remain disappointed and not feel cheated. Get ready for a change when it comes to the wedding of your dreams. You should not only be prepared for changes in plans but also be able to make financial compromises. Do not try to keep everything under control. Take everything that happens a little skeptically and even with a sense of humor. Then again, if you are not 100% sure that you want this marriage to happen, then talk to your partner, don’t do something you are going to regret. If you are not sure how to tell if she is the one, then check out this article.
- Plan your budget and stick to it.
Here is the first step in planning any wedding, but it’s even more important to stick to it if the preparation time is limited. In this case, you will not have enough time to save up for the wedding. You need to decide how much money you can spend so that after the wedding you can provide yourself with a decent life and pay all the bills. Perhaps you should reconsider your vision of the wedding. Of course, it is easier to rely on a loan, but you should think carefully about whether huge debts are a worthy start to family life. No one wants to start their marriage with an insolvency court. The main reason for the breakup of young families is the financial crisis. Be careful.
- Make a guest list with your partner.
Determine how many people you can accept with the money and space available to you. Start writing down their addresses together. You have to realize something: at first, you have 5 guests and a modest party, and then you remember all the relatives, acquaintances, their relatives, their acquaintances … Well, you get the idea. The sooner you decide on the number of guests, the easier it will be for you to plan. For now, you can forget about invitations, because this step should be taken when you know who you will invite.
- Decide on deadlines by compiling a list of scheduled tasks.
A deadline will depend on the place of residence and the availability of the wedding market. Planning times can change markedly if you are planning a wedding in January or June. Most of the following cases need to be completed within the first 1-1.5 months. Be sure to do your business with suppliers (florist, photographer, seamstress, etc.), book services for a certain time, if you live in a small town. With quick planning, most decisions are made in the first month. You can spend the rest of the time preparing yourself mentally in the hope that everything will go according to plan.
- Choose a wedding venue.
This decision is easier to make right away. All that is needed is your presence at the wedding and the enjoyment of the ceremony. Ultimately, such a solution costs less money. Evaluate your options. Most venues offer all the needed services and can easily plan several events in a row. The costs of the wedding, reception, and honeymoon are usually included in the total price. Flowers and cake are often included in the total price. Some hotels in Las Vegas have wonderful wedding ceremonies. Do not think that every priest in Las Vegas is a double of Elvis Presley. Be on your guard when traveling outside the country. Getting a foreign passport takes time. Do not wait for the passport to expire. Remind all guests that it takes time to get a passport, so you should not lay it off for long.
- Decide on a date and select an alternative date.
Check out all the options for the venue. Decide how much the costs fit into your overall plan. If you drag out time, then you will find yourself at risk, because a selected date may not be available. If you find a suitable venue at an affordable price and you like it, reserve it right away.
If the venue is not suitable for the price or has already been reserved, you can ask about the possibility of booking it on another day. Friday and Sunday weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially in large cities, where huge waste and demand is associated with Saturday days. Holiday agencies can offer Friday and Sunday events at a reduced price. Check the possibility of a morning wedding if the rest of the day is already booked.