Money and other factors make weddings hectic and stressful for a lot of people. Below are the guidelines on how you can effectively plan for your wedding.
First, you need to plan using a spreadsheet or any wedding planning application of your liking. There should be two spreadsheets that needs to be used if you decide to use them. The guest list should have all the names of the visitors that are expected at the wedding. There should be columns left where costs and other comments will be placed. There should be rows for things such as the dress, venue, entertainment, drinks, photographers, etc. In this way, you will do compilations quickly and eliminate unnecessary categories to remain within your budget.
You should also find the place where the wedding will be held. You should find the venue for the wedding, then you can make a decision on the dates. The venue is likely to cost a lot of money, probably the most expensive thing in your budget. You also need to know that venue costs normally don’t cover beverages and other refreshments. It is important for you to ask the different venue managements to provide you with quotations for you to compare the prices and pick the most appropriate one. Choosing weekdays can be a bit cheaper compared to holidays and weekends, hence will save you some money. You will need to look for or order for a wedding dress. Since wedding dresses tend to be highly costly, you should choose your preferred quality depending on your budget. You need to order for it early to have it fitted and modified if need be.
The wedding cake and food for the event should as well be planned for. It will be better if you find a venue that allows outside catering. It is better for you to arrange for buffets at the reception because it is easy for people to select the food they want, as well as providing them with a variety of foods that they want. It is not necessary for you to buy a huge cake for the event because it will cost you a lot of money considering not everyone will be able to have a bite. It is advisable for you to get a small cake which will be enough for the people close to you and your pride/groom. You should to find entertainers for the event. Getting the right entertainers such as DJs and dancers can be a bit tempting. The success of the wedding will be gauged by the type of reception and entertainment the audience will get.