Aside from your complete wedding checklist, the first ever thing you need to consider is the wedding venue. There is a wide variety of options to consider. Are you looking to make it a garden wedding? Whether a hotel, beach or a grand church wedding, remember that the decision is between you and your partner so you might want to decide on this early on.
If you’re a fan of details, we will need to organise each event and cut it down to a strict sequence: the rehearsal, ceremony, reception, flowers (yes, matching the bridal flowers and corsages can be crucial) and stationery or the invitations for engagement party up to bookmarks and napkins. You may also include your honeymoon plans if you want to. The reception party is a bit simpler to plan, so hopefully you can relax and enjoy the night away with your family and friends.
Now we know you’re getting pretty excited and jumpy (we can’t blame you!) so maybe you need to take the first few tiny steps into planning your big wedding day. You can start with notes, some online research, and maybe some advice from close friends and relatives who have first-hand experience. Will you have a theme? Perhaps you would like to have an Asian-inspired wedding? Whatever theme you decide, it’s important to think about how you will document that special event in your life at this stage of the planning process. A good way to keep the memories of your wedding and the days leading up to it would be to hire an experienced wedding photographer, who knows how to set the right mood and lighting.
Will you want to make it simple, brief but intimate? Or do you want to make it the grandest wedding you’ve ever seen? You may need all the help you can get that’s why always be open to suggestions and wedding ideas you may come across so by the time you need to decide on what to get, you’d be all set and ready to go.
Every day, make sure you make progress until you decide on a wedding date. That’s when our schedule needs to be more organised and decided so you will be accomplishing more each day. A wedding date may be you and your partner’s anniversary of meeting, the day of your first date, first kiss – anything goes. Or you may want it in summer or winter, and you may want to have the weather’s cooperation. Planning and brainstorming with your partner can be so much fun! You can even invite a few close friends over, share a bottle of champagne and talk about your options. Again, anything goes. It’s purely you and your partner’s prerogative.
Always remember: this is supposed to be one of the best days of your life. You will be celebrating love, friendship, commitment, responsibility and romance all together. Nothing can be a more perfect day than this.
Once everything is prepared, you can get that much awaited beauty sleep or massage, get yourself pampered and groomed a day before you walk down the aisle to welcome your new, blissful life with your partner. Congratulations! Keep the love alive!