Essentials to Check Off Your Wedding Prep List
Preparing for a wedding is a long and drawn out process. Of course, it’s all more than worth it. When it comes to the day, and everything goes as you want it to, you’ll thank yourself for the time, money and effort you’ve invested. But you should still do your utmost to make things as easy on yourself as possible. This is where organization can come into play. Organizing your day will allow you to take small steps in the lead up to it, as opposed to panicking at the last minute. Here are a few essentials to tick off your checklist sooner rather than later!
One of the first things people generally tend to invest in when they decide to get married is a ring. The engagement ring makes an engagement visual to everyone around you and it’s important - at the end of the day, this is something that you’re going to wear every day for the rest of your marriage. Of course, you’re going to want wedding bands that match the engagement ring. So, get started searching for something that is unique and personal to you. Stores like Brilliant Earth have a great selection to get you started. Think of quality. You want something that will stand the test of time - just like your vows - and that won’t stain or damage your fingers.
Creating a Guest list
People tend to choose a venue before the guest list, but really, you should create your guest list beforehand. Having a guest list ready can help you make important decisions regarding your venue. For example, you can determine whether your guests will realistically be able to attend an overseas wedding, or whether you will need to have your wedding close to home for them to attend. It can also help you to choose a venue size. If you want lots of people present at the ceremony, you may need something larger than the local church.
Choosing a Venue
Once you have a rough idea of where you want your wedding to be, and who you want to attend, it’s time to start searching for a venue. Be aware that some venues have long waiting lists, so it’s good to get in touch as early as possible to secure a spot in the near future. If there’s a long wait and you’re willing to wait, this is fine. However, if you want your wedding soon, you may have to compromise and find a venue that will be available when you want it. Always make sure to view venues before booking. Online photographs can be flattering, but only by visiting the venue can you get a real feel for it!
These are just a few different areas to focus on, but they’re some of the most important. When they all pull together, they will play an important role in your big day and your life with your partner after. Hopefully, some of the information above will help to get the ball rolling and will make a success of your big day!