Plan And Budget Ahead
Whilst the excitement of getting married may be overwhelming, take a few steps back and consider a few important details before rushing into the planning. Timing is important, so make sure your chosen wedding day is not going to 'clash' with other important events, like a birthday, the rugby or cricket final or a religious holiday. This will influence numerous factors including attendance (who actually comes to your wedding) as well as logistics like traffic on the roads during the day. Also be sure to look at historical climate data for your chosen location on a site like Weather.24.com so you have an idea of what kind of weather to expect. Don't start buying things or paying for services without starting a spreadsheet which allows you to more easily monitor exactly where your budget is going. If you have friends or relatives that have recently been married consider speaking to them regarding 'where to buy what' and for all cheap, disposables that nobody is going to notice or care about you can save by buying in bulk. You can find more excellent wedding budget tips in this previous Event Styling Blog Post.
Agenda And Theme
Focusing on the wedding is the most important part of the planning though having a theme to base your wedding décor and styling on will ensure there is continuity. Along with a theme it is also a good idea to select a colour palette which will help to make sure your wedding decorations, table setting and other décor are cohesive, with nothing looking out of place. An agenda is another important part of a wedding plan and will give you a schedule for the day. Make sure everyone involved in every event on the agenda is aware of the times and locations and also make sure you have contingency plans. For example if your wedding pictures are planned to be taken in an outdoor location and it is raining make sure you have an alternative option on the agenda.
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Make It Special For Everyone
Though the most important people are the wedding couple making sure everyone remembers the day and feels special is important and this doesn't have to cost a lot. Take the time to send personalised invitations and for your closest friends and relatives possibly write a short note on the invite. Spend a little more time on the details to create the right impression and make your guests feel pampered, whether with colour matching cocktails to kick-off the event, starched napkins or candles for ambient lighting at the evening dinner. Giving a little more attention to smaller details will enhance the overall ambience of the day and make it that much more unforgettable.
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