Planning your wedding

2015-06-25 06:01
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Once you have set a wedding date, there are a number of things to consider.

PHOTO: supplied Once you have set a wedding date, there are a number of things to consider.

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YOUR wedding is one of the most important times in your life.

Once you have set a date, some things to consider are:

Decide what sort of wedding you want and make up a budget. Some people spend all they have and even borrow to finance their wedding. Set a budget that you can fund without crossing a line.

Set up a planning team, comprising close friends.

Pick a wedding date. Once everyone has pitched in and the coast is clear, pick a date that you can work with.

Start planning your guest list.

Start looking for venues for your reception. Venues get booked early.

Shop for your wedding gown. You don’t want to leave this very important part of your big day to the last minute.

Envision how the wedding will look like. What will you serve the guests? What entertainment would you like.

Link up with professionals you’ll need for your wedding including the caterers, emcee, the photographers and so on.

Start drawing up a list of expenses for the wedding.

Make your bookings. You want to book with the DJ, the emcee, the band and any other people you intend to hire early.

Pick wears for the wedding. Figure out styles and colours

Start planning your honeymoon.

Go for pre-wedding counselling. Speak to an independent counsellor, not just your pastors.

Purchase your wedding rings.

Start shopping for the clothes you and your people will wear for the ceremonies.

Decide what type of wedding cake you’ll want and book with the designer.

Send out your invitations about two months ahead so your prospective guests have enough time to plan to attend.

Book your stylist and figure out what hairstyle you’ll rock on the big day. Also book a makeup artist and do some trials.

Apply for a marriage licence.

Create a wedding programme to hand out to guests.

Iron out reception plans with the caterer and the other professionals.

Give ceremony venue managers a schedule of delivery and setup times plus contact numbers.

Get your hair done and get your outfits for the big day ready.

Give parents gifts.

Remember to thank friends, family and workers who helped to make your wedding succeed at the reception

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