One of the most memorable moments, and according to many, one of the most important moments of your life is when you say “I do” in front of your family and loved ones to the one person who matters the most at the moment. Your wedding, the long-awaited and long-planned wedding you have been anticipating for so long has finally come. You might be nervous, you are probably feeling a bit lost and are not sure how to properly navigate through all the different advice people have been giving. No worries, the most important part is you are still confident about getting married, and you are madly in love with the person you are planning to spend the rest of your life with; all the other things are details and technicalities. And when it comes to those technicalities and little details, we have prepared 6 things you’ll have to consider to make it a perfect and memorable wedding.
Know your limits
Sure your wedding should be memorable but you have to know and be aware of your possibilities. Setting a budget is the first step when planning the perfect wedding as it will narrow down all your options and different possibilities, and it will help you to clear up your mind and set priorities. The latter is especially important as people often spend money on useless extravagance they essentially do not need. When you set a budget and are trying to move within that range, you’ll decide faster on the things you need and do not need. And it will also make it easier, as you’ll have money left for the honeymoon. They say never put all your eggs in one basket, and we say never spend all your money on one event as you have a future in front of you, so it is better to be prepared.
Hire a photographer
We do know your loved ones are probably more excited than you about the wedding ordeal and are more than eager to help you make it perfect. Often this sort of help means taking pictures. When it comes to such events, it is always better to hire a professional to capture meaningful moments rather than letting someone else do it instead. It is not like you are getting married every full moon, so make sure those precious moments stay with you, captured with the professional lens of a photographer who knows how to make the images more appealing and outstanding. This does not mean your mother, father, or maid of honor is not allowed to, they can take all the pictures they want, just make sure someone the professional is taking them as well.
Catering and food
Another thing to consider before making the final guest list are catering services and food choices for the wedding. Although it seems easy enough, the food actually varies depending on the season and climate. If it is a hot summer day, maybe going for something more refreshing, more Mediterranean would be preferably a better choice. This also applies to the winter and fall when you have the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin in the air. Make sure the catering agencies have professional waiters and are offering a rich menu with a lot of different possibilities. And while you are making that guest list, try to inform yourself of the personal preferences of some guests, and include some vegetarian and vegan meals as well.
Make sure everyone knows where to sit
This one can be a bit tricky, especially when you are expecting more than 100 guests. This also means to be well-informed about who doesn’t get along with whom and who would rather prefer to sit near the door or windows. This is one of the most important parts, as it allows for a better organization of the whole wedding and makes it easier for the catering service.
Make sure to put numbers, to let your family and the family of the bride/groom sit near the altar, make a table for close friends, the best man, maid of honor, and especially close relatives. It requires some time and planning, therefore let your other half help you plan it all out.
Music and seasons
Sometimes it is helpful to decide whether there will be live music, a band performing, or a DJ just putting your favorite songs on the playlist. This decision is entirely up to you and really depends on the type of music you would love. One thing when it comes to bands, they are not always good and therefore go for someone with several recommendations. A DJ might be a safer card to play. Choose the season wisely when considering a wedding, most fairytale weddings are in the spring, though winter can be beautiful; it is just that you cannot have an outdoor ceremony.
The theme of the wedding
Choosing a theme is also something you might want to think about because it can help to liven things up a little. Having a dress code is also a good idea, though it is a little presumptuous. So aim for something sophisticated and stylish that isn’t too taxing on everyone’s wallet.
We hope you’ll be more than happy with how the wedding turned out to be, and we sincerely wish you the best.