Your wedding is supposed to be a day you cherish with your significant other for the rest of your lives. Each anniversary represents a milestone of accomplishment on the long journey we call marriage. But getting to this point requires lots of careful planning. If you’re looking to have a big wedding, then there’s even more legwork for you to do. Hopefully, you have help from your maid of honor, mother, mother-in-law and anyone else who’s willing to pitch in at this time.
There’s a lot to be done in little time (unless you set the date years later). This quick checklist can be used to help ensure you get important aspects squared away before your wedding date.
Put Together a Realistic Budget
A dream wedding is the cliché answer most women give when asked about their special day. But what will really make it special? And should you really dish out thousands of dollars on unnecessary enhancements? It’s easy to get carried away while you’re planning for your wedding, which is why it’s so important to set a budget in advance. Talk to your fiancee and others who will help fund your wedding to determine how much you will have to work with.
Make Your Wedding List and Send Out Invitations
Your smartphone and laptop are your friend right now. These devices make it very easy to put together your wedding list and obtain email addresses to send out invitations. This is an important step – if missed, you could end up with more than half of your guest list not showing up. Since you will be doing a lot of online research and emailing, make sure your computer is protected with Norton Antivirus software.
Hire a Photographer and Videographer
You don’t want your best moments to be a mental memory. Capture it on camera with the assistance of professional photographers and videographers. You’ll need to obtain a quote to determine how much of your wedding you want recorded and how many photos you want taken.
Wedding planning is sometimes best left to the pros. If things get overwhelming or out of hand, consider looking for a wedding planner to take over.