Your wedding is a lifetime occasion. Life-lasting memories are made on this day. With proper planning, it becomes one of the most important days of our life. If things aren’t done right, it might turn out to be very disappointing and in the process put you in bad books with your service providers and guests.
There are areas you must give be more concerned about and give preference to.
When you are making your wedding plans, prioritize on the wedding ceremony. The ceremony is a vital part of the wedding. This is where you exchange your vows and get to celebrate your love for each other. For this reason, the ceremony should be stunning and stand out among all the others you have ever attended. This can be done by planning right. The tips provided in this article will help you organize a successful, exceptional as well as memorable event.
Create a budget and commit to it.
This is doable. Stick to the budget you have set by avoiding budget mistakes. If something was not in your budget, don’t consider it. For example, you could pay a certain amount to service providers and instead of settling the whole amount later. Sketch out an evening with guests and family members in an affordable hotel or the backyard of your home instead of candlelit dinner in the most expensive hotel. Settle the remaining amounts of the service providers shortly after the wedding.
Consider hiring a wedding planner.
If you decide to be the one to run the show, you will find it exhausting such that during the main event, you will look frazzled and you will not enjoy much. Don’t try to keep everything together. Hire a planner and tell them what you need to be done. Choose a few friends and designate them duties to ensure everything runs as it is intended to. For example, you could choose one to be in charge of flower arrangements while another should see the aisle arrangements are done right. This will offload you some duties while at the same time making the friends proud to be part of a successful event. You will be more physical as well as mentally relaxed before the ceremony.
How well do you know your officiant?
It is your wedding. You should, therefore, be comfortable with the person celebrating your wedding. This is the person who will lead you through vows exchange. If the officiant has been recommended by family members or friends and you had not interacted with them before, set aside a day before the wedding to get to know them better. You will feel more at ease having someone you know officiate the wedding. If you are in Byron Bay, for instance, there are a number of local celebrants in Byron Bay who can officiate your wedding.
Be clear on time and location.
Many people have the notion that weddings have to start late. They take their time before coming to the wedding. Ensure you have clearly stated the time the wedding starts and let it be so. Given that only a few activities are planned for the actual day, plan a few hours earlier. In addition, let your guests know the venue ahead of time. The location should be easily accessible to all.
Look for a professional photographer and experienced service providers
It is said that once the wedding is done, there are two important elements you will retain for the rest of your life. These are Your newly-wed(the spouse) and the memories in terms of photos. This underlines the importance of a good photographer for your wedding. Vet them well before giving them the job. Whatever gets caught on film is captured forever. Photographs create beautiful memories. You will need an expert who will capture these moments that will stay with you forever. Enquire about their skills and experience. Let them show you the work they had done before. You could also get recommendations from friends or family members.
This should also be applied to all other service providers. Let them present their experience using a well-outlined portfolio.
Finally…Make it merry!
Hire a DJ who will light up the place with enjoyable music after the vows. This can be done over a cocktail with friends and guests. The DJ should play the songs that people like. Let loose on the dance floor. It is your day. If there are guests who would rather watch than dance, provide a designated seating area for them. You will be amazed by how beautiful your evening and that of the guests will be.
The wedding ceremony should be a successful event that guests and friends will talk about days on end. It should also create beautiful memories that would last forever. The tips provided herein will see you get the most out of your wedding ceremony.