Daydreaming About The Big Day? Find Out The Ins And Outs Of Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially if you don’t know where to start, and the entire process can be overwhelming. However, the planning all comes down to the size of the wedding. But whether you have a large or small wedding, you must start planning early to prepare for every eventuality.

Planning a wedding is a long journey that takes time and effort to plan every detail. Here are some tips to help you plan your dream wedding.

1. Finding The Perfect Venue

After the engagement, you need to set a date for your wedding. Choosing a date suitable for both parties and their families is essential. You last need to select a date with one party already engaged.

The next thing is to choose a wedding venue. Your wedding venue is essential for your big day’s success. Before choosing one, first, consider the logistics. For example, is the platform accessible even if it rains? Also, identify the number of guests you expect. This number will help you choose the perfect venue size for your dream wedding. You may not have the exact guest number, but having a rough idea will get you started.

Also, consider the time of day and season you intend to have your wedding. If it’s during the cold season, a garden wedding may not work in your favor. You should ask whether the venue provides air conditioning or whether there is a backup space in case it rains. Also, ask whether there is adequate lighting if the event extends to late evening.

In addition, consider any special accommodations your guests may require. For instance, if you were to have the wedding at the beach, identify how your relative with a disability will maneuver their wheelchair. Ideally, the venue should be able to host all your guests comfortably.

It’s also essential to visit the venue at the time of day you plan to have your wedding. For example, if you see the venue at 9 am but intend to have your wedding at 5 pm, you may not get the same view of the venue. Most importantly, check the venue’s reviews before choosing.

2. Picking A Menu

Your wedding menu will be the talk of the wedding long after the wedding. Therefore, it is essential to budget for enough food for all the guests. The last thing you need is to send some guests home hungry.

Also, ensure your menu includes both parties’ favorites. Food that means something special to you and your partner should be a part of the menu.

It is advisable to avoid foods that are not everyone’s preference. If your guests are from different religions, having some food items that are against their religion on your menu will put them off. So, if you are unsure about the guests’ religious beliefs or allergies, you should be careful about your menu selection.

Also, incorporate different cuisines so that everyone finds something perfect for them. Finally, choose a caterer with positive reviews and who is reliable.

3. Picking your Dress and Bridal Set

Bridal sets are a combination of an engagement ring and a wedding band. When choosing your bridal set, ensure to match the rings’ shapes and colors. Bridal sets are ideal because they save you the time you would have spent searching for a wedding ring that matches your engagement ring. The only disadvantage of bridal sets is that the groom’s wedding band must be purchased separately.

Once you get your bridal set, you must find the perfect dress. You should choose a dress within your budget, a shape you love, the theme and season of the wedding, and a preferred fabric. Also, if you opt for more than one dress, you can choose different styles.

4. Creating The Guest List

First, write a list of everyone you would want to invite. Then separate this list to have non-negotiable and must-have people on the guest list like your parents. You should then consider your budget to see how many people you can comfortably afford. For instance, a destination wedding may require you only to invite the A-list.

5. Creating The Day’s Song List

Also, it is essential to share with your DJ your song list. If there are some songs you would not like played during that day, ensure to share a not-to-play list. Although you cannot select the whole wedding’s themes, you can choose a song for when you are walking down the aisle, when the bridal set is being brought to the altar, the first dance as a couple (such as beyond leon bridges first dance), and other special moments throughout the day.

You can share this list and a not-to-play list and then give the DJ the liberty of playing different songs. Also, your theme can help you decide on the pieces to play. For instance, you can play old school or jazz, depending on the theme.

6. Choosing A Theme

You also need to decide your big day’s theme. Are you looking for a modern minimalist, romantic garden or sandy beach wedding? Once you settle for an article, choosing the venue becomes easy because style-specific weddings cannot be held at all venues. The theme will also dictate the colors used for the flowers, linen, chairs, or bridal team’s dresses.

7. Finding Vendors

A full-service venue provides the space and everything you need to fill it. It provides chairs, tables, catering, and linen. Although this venue is expensive, it saves you the time you would have spent looking for vendors.

However, if the perfect venue is non-service, you must find vendors for the flowers, catering, rental companies, and more. Find vendors with positive reviews to ensure your day is a success.


You will have a successful big day when you handle these crucial aspects of your wedding with utmost care and precision. However, you need to start planning early to avoid the stress and overwhelm that come with the last-minute rush.

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