Planning Your Wedding Ceremony

Have you prepared a blueprint of your wedding ceremony?

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Planning for wedding can be burdensome. However, it can be accomplished in a very efficient way by preparing a checklist. You should go through the tips and resources so that the plan can be implemented in the best possible way.  The wedding planning should be prepared from the start to the finish in a very efficient manner. You should spend time to plan for the wedding and your organization skills are best reflected in this process.

Preparing for wedding

There are various tasks which should be fulfilled as part of the wedding. These tasks include deciding the budget for wedding, preparation of guest list, finding wedding hall and wedding-day ensemble. You should go through the worksheets and checklists so that you will prepare the plan in the best possible way.

You should plan for various components of wedding which include ceremony, reception, photo & video, music, flowers, attire, stationery, transportation, gifts, wedding rings, and budget. As part of the wedding ceremony, you should include various fee such as officiant fee, site donation (ceremony) fee, accessories and marriage license. The typical cost of the ceremony will be 2% of the total cost.

Food and beverages contribute the largest part of wedding expenses. You should be able to spend for cake, site and rental charges, services charges for bartenders and wait staff.

Reception site

To settle for the best reception site, you should find out the contact name, appointment date & time, address, telephone, email, website, maximum capacity, proposal price and price. After going through three or more sites, you will settle for the best without any issues.

The proposal should include the services provided by the reception site. You should be aware of the cancellation and refund policy. If you are aware of complete terms and conditions, the best decision can be taken and there will not be any ambiguity.

The reception rentals checklist should include guest tables, cake tables, head table, buffet tables, gift table, cocktail table and other arrangements. The size & shape, amount needed, cost, Rental Company and pick-up/return dates should be mentioned in this process. The number of chairs, types of chairs, tablecloths, overlay toppers, chair covers, plate chargers, dinner plates, salad plates, dessert plates, cups, dinner forks, glassware, food service, tents and other accessories should be planned as per your needs.

Food and beverage

More than half of your wedding budget will be demanded by food and beverage. You can deliver unique experience to your guests by offering delicious food items. Food items should be selected as per the time of day and type of meal. It should be based on the formality of event as well.

There are different kinds of serving styles which include seated, buffet and passed-tray. You should have an approximate number of guests that are to be fed. The list of items should include appetizers, entrees, sides, desserts, beverages, and other menu ideas as per your personalization.

You should contact prospective caterers and should go for the best after the comparison of quotes. The feedback offered by others can also be taken into consideration so that you will settle for the best.

Ceremony planning

The wedding planning should be done very efficiently so that there will not be any hitches during the main ceremony. You should include various traits into the ceremony as per the religion, customs, culture, and traditional practices. You are welcome to start a new tradition which will inspire your friends and associates. You should consider about pre-ceremony requirements and religious considerations as well. After going through the complete information, you should figure out the ceremony site and officiant.

There are various items which should be included under the ceremony rental checklist. These items include aisle runner, kneeling cushion, audio equipment, candles, candle lighters, chairs, linen, heaters, gift table, card holder, guest book stand, and ring pillow.

The wedding flowers and décor should be planned as per the theme. You can brand your wedding by choosing same colors and logo on various items throughout the wedding season.

Guest list planner

The invite list should be created so that everyone will be included. The guest name, acceptance, seat at table, meal request, gift description, and thank card status should be mentioned so that there will not be any issues.

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Fashion and makeup planning for wedding day

As you prepare for wedding ceremony, you should ensure that the bride’s attire, bridegroom’s attire and other’s attire should be covered prominently. The rings and jewelry selection should be done based on various factors including budget, style and design. The hairstyle will have profound impact on your style. You should hire the best stylist so that your needs will be fulfilled in the best possible way. You can find wedding vendors on popular wedding blogs

Planning the wardrobe

The wedding planning should be done in the best possible way so that various aspects of wedding will be covered in a very efficient way. You should book your gown in advance so that there will not be any issues. The attire should be planned as per the budget. You should know about the advance that you should pay in the beginning and the balance amount so that there will be great convenience.

If you try different dresses, the cost might be refunded when you book a dress. There are professional agencies which can cover entire outfits for bridal party. You will get some assistance to get the most appropriate type of fabric as per the skin tone. If there are many fittings, you should figure out whether all are included in the price.

You should be aware of the gown resizing or adjustments done by the party. The tailor should specify the timeframe to deliver the gown. The refund policy and cancellation policy should be understood so that you can place an order very confidently.

Enhance your style

The items which should be planned in advance include veil, hair accessories, shoes, accessories, jewelry, lingerie, dry-cleaning & storage. You should plan for dry-cleaning and storage after the marriage so that you will keep your wardrobe in a clean and hygienic condition.

The items which should be planned include suit, shoes, and accessories. The shopping for outfit can be done in three sessions. In the first session dress can be ordered. In the second session, lingerie should be planned. The third session is meant for veil and other accessories. The shopping for various items should be done in a systematic way so that there will not be any issues.

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Hair and beauty enhancement

Special care should be taken about your hair so that it will be styled as per your requirements. It is possible to share your concerns with professionals so that necessary arrangements will be made to bring out the best hairstyle as per your personality.

The bride should complete beauty treatments so that the skin will be bright and elastic. The makeup artist should have experience so that he will be able to deliver goods in a very efficient way. The fragrance, spray tan, nail polish should be selected as per the outfit.

The dress and hair style should be in tune with the latest fashion trends. The style specialist should be consulted so that you will get best advice. You will go through many options so that the most appropriate option can be exercised to fulfill your needs.

Planning for wedding ceremony

You can plan for the wedding ceremony in a very efficient way. To organize the wedding ceremony in a very efficient way, you should have wedding planning and it should be implemented by competent people. As there will be overwhelming work, it should be delegated among friends and family members. You should supervise and pursue main tasks so that it is possible to make the most of your time and effort.

The ceremony location, date & time, officiant, ceremony musicians, caterer, florist, reception location, photographer, videographer, transporter and other aspects should be covered in a systematic way. Special attention should be paid to purchase outfit, jewelry and makeup. You should be able to figure out the headcount on the wedding day. The tracking can be done based on the number of invitations dispatched and accepted by guests. Further, follow up should be done few weeks before the ceremony so that their presence can be confirmed.

Even though you are required to go through overwhelming tasks, it is possible to complete various tasks in a systematic way by delegating the work as per the capability of friends and associates. You should go through the tips offered by experts so that all the things are covered properly and there will not be any issues.

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