On Tuesday this week, we talked about the basics for creating your special day. Today, we want to be a little more specific as we continue to list the steps for a well-rounded guide.
Register. You’ve completed your guest list and you know who will and will not be attending (for the most part). Choose to register at an affordable store for all guests and take the time to really think about what you want in your apartment or house as newlyweds. As soon as you decide, get this step taken care of so it’s one less thing for you to worry about.
Bridal party attire and other details. What do you want your bridal party to be wearing? Is there anything special you want to do with them aside from the bachelor/bachelorette parties? Gifts you want to give them? Go through all the little details you want to include for your ladies and gentlemen that will be a big part of your day.
Venue décor. You have your venue picked out and now you need to cover décor. Keep in mind your price range and brainstorm ideas about how you want the atmosphere to look and feel. Your floral choices are going to play into this process as well, so it’s a good thing you’ve chosen your florist and have nailed down flower details at this point (if you follow the steps as listed in Tuesday’s blog).
Photographer. If you like someone else’s wedding photos, you’re sure to like your own that much more if you book the same photographer. Go through your options nearby and narrow down to your top three. Meet with each photographer (if necessary) until you find the right fit for you and yours.
Rehearsal dinner. Now you can focus on the rehearsal dinner. Decide on where you would like to hold your rehearsal dinner and get it booked as soon as you can. Make sure you know specifically how many people will be attending to book enough space.
Transportation to the venue. After choosing your venue, think about how your guests will be getting to your wedding and where they will park if they’re driving. This is important because it’s really hard to have a successful event without any guests to enjoy it. Consider shuttles if parking at the venue isn’t an option. Also, take into consideration the amount of time it will take for guests to take a shuttle or park.
Favors! Last but not least on our overview; pick out your favors! This is the easiest yet usually the most tedious task depending on if you choose a DIY favor. Give yourself plenty of time to get these together.
As this list serves as a general overview, we haven’t included every little tiny detail of planning a wedding as a whole. This is what Lori and her team at Elegant Affairs is here for anyway; to alleviate stress by not troubling you with all the minute details that cause panic! If you want to plan your own wedding from start to finish, keep checking our blogs weekly for helpful tips and tricks. Happy Thursday all!