It’s not you, it’s the wedding! Planning a wedding is one of the most stressful experiences any person could go through. Locale Kitchen is sharing these exclusive wedding tips for less stress. We’ve seen gorgeous weddings (some disastrous) and we wanted to let you in on some behind-the-scenes secrets!
How to start planning your wedding
We’re talking about starts here, but before you begin, you need to set a deadline. It’s easy to start, but having a deadline makes you accountable. It allows you to plan your other tasks around this deadline, making delegation an easier task. Your deadline doesn’t have to be your wedding’s due date, however, it should be close. Since most services usually ask for confirmation a week before.
Things to do
We’ve listed down some of the major tasks so you don’t have to!
Agree on a budget. You and your spouse are bound to have disagreements. However, talking transparently and effectively is key.
Set the date and a venue. This obviously isn’t going to be the final date, but having a range of dates to choose from narrows down your to-do list. You can choose a month and plan the rest of your wedding around it. Additionally, your venue should stick to your desired time, AND fit your budget.
Hire a caterer. Caterers are always fully booked, especially during peak season (Feb – Mar, Sep – Nov). Calling too many caterers because they’re booked is a waste of time. The sooner you get your hands on a caterer, the fewer things you have to worry about! Remember to specify dietary needs your guests have, otherwise, that’s a disaster waiting to happen.
Theme and Style. Your design preferences are always key here, and the best way to go about it is to communicate clearly with your designers. Having a clear vision for your wedding helps, but wedding planners can offer great suggestions.
When in doubt, ask. If you’ve attended a wedding before, chances are you took note of their good design, the energetic DJ, or maybe the exquisite food. Call up your friends and ask about them, or better yet, look for an event coordinator to handle all the hulaballoos. It’s better to work with a string of recommendations or just pay someone to do all this!