A Perfect Planning Guide For Your Special Day

A Perfect Planning Guide For Your Special Day

As soon as your wedding date is finalised, here are some of the things which need to be accomplished:

  • Consider your budget and plan accordingly.
  • Decide the size of the wedding.
  • Think how many functions you need to organise.
  • Set date and time for all the functions.
  • Draw up a guest list for the various functions.
  • Allocate responsibilities between both the families.
  • Visit possible venues to discuss their availability and cost.
  • Book accommodation for out of town guests.
  • Interview caterers, hotel and restaurant managers and discuss sample menus.
  • Order wedding invitations.
  • Book a professional photographer and videographer.
  • Start purchasing your trousseau, wedding and reception outfits.
  • Speak to travel agents about honeymoon destinations. You may also surf the net for information on ideal honeymoon locations.
  • Decide upon your lighting requirements.
  • Choose florist and a floral theme for your wedding.
  • Make music arrangements.

Things which are needed to be accomplished 2-3 months before the wedding date include the following:

This is the time for remaining yet important bookings. It’s important to maintain good contacts with all your wedding professionals – caterers, florist, musicians and others to check the progress.

Important tasks for this phase are –

  • Send out invitations to all friends, relatives and colleagues.
  • Choose wedding rings.
  • Shop for gifts.
  • Keep a record of acceptances and refusals.
  • Finalise your honeymoon plans. Ensure your passports and vaccinations are up to date and you have applied for all necessary visas.
  • Plan menu and any special requirements with the caterers.
  • Make appointments with hair-dresser and beautician.

Things which are needed to be accomplished a month before the wedding date include the following:

  • Be sure your wedding clothes are collected and ready to wear.
  • Book your hotel for your wedding night if required.
  • Make sure that you and the groom have luggage for the honeymoon, think about what you want to pack.
  • Book cars for the wedding.

Things which are needed to be accomplished 2 weeks before the wedding date include the following:

  • Pack trousseau and gifts for the relatives.
  • Finalise the number of guests and inform the caterers in writing.
  • Confirm all bookings and check if things are going as per your plans.
  • If going out of country for honeymoon, order relevant traveller’s cheques or foreign currency, if needed.

Things which are needed to be accomplished 1 week before the wedding date include the following:

This is the time when wedding entertainment agencies in London get goose bumps even if everything is going as per schedule. This is the phase for re-confirming.

  • Re-confirm all the bookings.
  • Re-confirm menu with caterers and arrange for drinks to be delivered.
  • Confirm arrangements for hired crockery, cutlery, glassware or table linen.
  • Your wedding clothes should be ready, try on outfits.

Things which are needed to be accomplished a day before the wedding date include the following:

  • Pack your honeymoon suitcase, ready for delivery to the reception.
  • Your florist should prepare and soak all flowers and foliage and have them ready.
  • Make sure wedding cars are clean.
  • Make sure your fiancé has packed his suitcase.
  • Visit the hairdresser and beautician.
  • Try to relax and have an early night.
  • Enjoy the occasion with friends and relatives.