Planning a wedding can be an incredibly daunting task. This event is often built up as the most important day of people’s lives and regardless of how you approach it, some sort of planning is going to have to go into it. But don’t worry. There are plenty of things you can do to make the entire process a little easier. Here are just a few areas you might want to focus on to get the ball rolling in the right direction!
We live in a culture that generally expects men to do the proposing when it comes to getting married. But remember there are no strict rules around this. Anyone can propose and if you want to get married, you might want to consider proposing yourself. This can be a daunting move, but there are plenty of tips and tricks out there that can help you to organise this process and make it go smoothly! Remember this is entirely personal and the best proposal will depend entirely on you and your partner. Choose a nice location and check out Tacori’s extensive collection of beautiful engagement rings.
If you’re getting married, you should always organise the wedding venue first and foremost. Many people put this off, as it’s a daunting purchase. Generally, venues will be the most expensive booking you make throughout the entire wedding planning process and they can determine the entire mood and feel of your wedding day!
Stay at Home or Head Overseas?
The first factor to consider in regards to venue is where it is. Location will largely determine who can attend your wedding and can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the entire day. Most people will choose to have their weddings relatively close to home. This is generally for the sake of their family and friends being able to attend. Others, however, want a huge event with sun, sea and sand on their big day, so will head overseas. Just remember that if you go overseas, you may have to have a smaller event, as guests will be able to afford an impromptu holiday and will have to make sure their responsibilities are in check, such as getting approved time off work and childcare or petcare.
If you’ve chosen a location, you can look at the venues within it. There are more types of venue out there than you could imagine, so your ultimate choice will be purely based on you and your partner’s personal preferences. There are church weddings, mansion wedding, and a whole host of alternative weddings such as festival weddings, beach weddings, theatre and cinema weddings and more. Some people have gone as far as to get married underwater!
Try to have a few different options on hand. Availability can be a touchy subject when it comes to wedding venues, as beautiful and desirable venues are likely to have long waiting lists. Keep an eye out for availability, but don’t bet on cancellations or availability suddenly cropping up. Be sensible and determine how long you’re willing to wait for a venue that you’ve set your heart on.
No matter where you’re getting married, you’re going to have to feed your guests. They’re going to get hungry throughout the day and you don’t want people leaving to get snacks or meals. Most weddings will have some sort of canapes being offered out throughout the day to keep hunger at bay during important and ceremonial aspects of the event. When it comes to main meals, you have a few options on your hands. Some people offer sit down meals for all guests, but this, of course, pricey. This consequently tends to be the territory of smaller weddings with fewer guests. A more popular catering option tends to be buffets. These are a firm favourite at bigger weddings.They’re low cost, feed multiple people, and give lots of options. Whatever catering options you go for, make sure there are options to meet everyone’s requirements. Consider vegan, gluten free and other options.
These, of course, are just a few areas of wedding planning that you might want to focus on to get started out. You’re bound to find yourself tackling all sorts of other areas. But as soon as you get started, you’ll be heading in the right direction. Hopefully, the above advice will help you!