Money and other factors make weddings hectic and stressful for a lot of people. Below are the guidelines on how you can effectively plan for your wedding.
First, you need to plan using a spreadsheet or any wedding planning application of your liking. If you choose to use a spreadsheet, you should have a guest list and another spreadsheet to do the planning. The guest list should have all the names of the visitors that are expected at the wedding. You need to leave the columns for costs and prices of those activities and materials to be filled later. There should be rows for things such as the dress, venue, entertainment, drinks, photographers, etc. This is the only way that you can be able to calculate the totals and eliminate other items so that you remain within your budget.
You should also find the place where the wedding will be held. It is advisable for you to first look for the venue where you will be holding the event before you can decide on the dates. There is a possibility that most of your spending will go towards the venue. Also, it is important for you to inquire whether there are beverages and refreshments offered to your guest at the event. It is important for you to ask the different venue managements to provide you with quotations for you to compare the prices and pick the most appropriate one. Since event venues rarely get booked for weekdays, booking for those days will earn you discounted prices. After finding a venue and choosing a date, you can then order for a wedding dress. You should choose a wedding dress that won’t cost you a lot because quality wedding dresses can be very expensive. In order to get time to fit and modify the dress, it should be ordered early.
Finally, it is important for you to plan for the food and cake. It will be better if you find a venue that allows outside catering. You can have buffets which are most preferred due to wide food options and selections of food, as well as lack of limitations by the caterers. It is not necessary for you to buy a huge cake for the event because it will cost you a lot of money considering not everyone will be able to have a bite. It is advisable for you to get a small cake which will be enough for the people close to you and your pride/groom. You should to find entertainers for the event. Finding entertainers for the event isn’t easy because there are many people who pose as entertainers, which they aren’t. The success of the wedding will be gauged by the type of reception and entertainment the audience will get.