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How to Organise Your Dream Wedding in 6 Simple Steps

The moment you have waited for your entire life is finally here⁠—your wedding day! With a milestone as important and special as this one, you want to make sure everything lines up perfectly. But, hold on a minute, how do you make sure everything comes together just right?

how to organise your dream wedding

With all the joy and excitement that surrounds weddings, there also comes with it the added pressure of making sure the day goes off without a hitch. From the food and drinks to the music and decorations, it can be overwhelming to plan it all out.

But don’t fret. In this article, we’ll give you some expert tips and advice on how to organise your dream wedding.

How to Organise Your Dream Wedding

#1: Determine Your Budget

Scoping out your budget is one of the first⁠—and most important⁠—steps in planning your wedding. You need to know how much you’re willing (and able) to spend to arrange your wedding since your budget affects everything else.

Naturally, each couple will have different spending abilities. Some may sway toward a more extravagant and expensive wedding while others will prefer to keep things more simple and low-key. The same philosophy holds true for the engagement rings that you and your partner end up wearing for the rest of your lives.

No matter what your budget is, the key here is to be on the same page as your spouse. Once you’ve finalised your budget, you can start putting all the other elements of the wedding into action.

#2: Choose Your Wedding Date

The next step is to pick a date for the big day. As a general rule, you should give yourself anywhere from 6 to 18 months to plan your wedding. If you want to speed things up, you can crunch down that timeline to about 3 months.

You should also consider the season you plan to marry, as this can affect venue availability, indoor and outdoor options, and your guests’ travel conditions.

Giving yourself a good schedule not only ensures you don’t do any late-minute scrambling, but it can also help reduce the rates of your venues and vendors. Many suppliers offer discounts for couples who book their services well in advance.

#3: Think About Your Venue

Your wedding venue is key when it comes to creating a memorable experience for you and your guests. There are layers and intricacies to the location choice, whether you’re planning an on-site or off-site wedding, an indoors or outdoors celebration, or a backyard or beach setting.

Since the venue sets the tone for your wedding, you and your partner need to match your preferences. It’s also important to recognise the logistics and convenience some venues have over others.

For example, planning a wedding in a function hall or country club may be more expensive than an in-house wedding, but it can save you the headache of having to worry about things like restrooms, food availability, weather conditions, and set-up and clean-up.

But if you’re more interested in creating special DIY decorations for yourself and your guests, then an off-site venue or an intimate backyard wedding might be a better option for you.

Ultimately, there’s no wrong answer here, as long as the venue speaks to you and your partner, go for it!

#4: Get Your Guest List In Order

After you’ve set the date, it’s time to start nailing down your guest list. While it can be tempting to invite everyone you know, it’s important to be realistic about the number of guests you can accommodate.

A good way to determine your guest list size is by taking into account the capacity of your chosen venue. You should also consider your budget and how much you’re willing to spend per head.

Once you have a number in mind, you can start making your list. If you’re struggling to narrow things down, you can always create a B-list of guests that you can invite if there are cancellations or openings in your headcount.

#5: Round Up Your Bridal Party

Now that you’ve got the main details of your wedding squared away, it’s time to focus on the people who will be standing by your side on the big day⁠—your bridal party.

This is the favourite phase of many brides-to-be since you get to choose your closest friends and family members.

A general guideline is to have 1 maid of honour (since she can help plan the bachelorette party) and up to 6 bridesmaids. For the groom, it’s a good idea to have 1 best man and up to 6 groomsmen.

#6: Hire The Right Photographers, Musicians and Hosts

Your wedding day should absolutely be memorialised and celebrated—and that’s why it’s important to hire the right contractors for the job.

Generally, you’d want to hire photographers, musicians, florists, hosts, and caterers. They’ll help set and capture the overall ambience of your wedding day. You may also need to consider other suppliers like equipment rentals, decor providers, and transportation services.

When reaching out to potential vendors, vet the very carefully. Do your research, check reviews, and compare rates. You should also have an idea of your wedding’s aesthetic so you can better communicate your vision to these people.

With all that being said, best of luck with the planning for your very special day. We hope this post has helped you to better understand how to organise your dream wedding! x

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