So, I’m getting married in ten days and I’ve planned my own wedding (with the help of my wonderful mother). Planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming, but it’s also such an enjoyable experience. I’m marrying the love of my life, after all! 🙂
I thought I’d share this information with you, in case you’re planning your wedding! This is just a small list of things that are actually a big deal. You need to make sure that you get them out of the way before you begin any major wedding planning.
Here are 5 questions to ask yourself (and your spouse) as you start planning your wedding:
1- What is our budget?
This is probably the most important thing to ask yourself when planning your wedding! Without a budget, you’ll probably over-spend. Weddings are expensive enough so it’s good to lay down a budget and a price range for everything so you know exactly how much everything should cost and there are no surprises.
2- Who should we invite?
Do you want a big wedding or a small wedding? And which does your spouse want? This can get complicated. If you want a small wedding and he wants a big wedding (or vice versa) try to meet in the middle. Assume that about 85% of the people you invite are going to show up and keep that in mind when looking for a venue, caterer, etc.
3- What kind of food should we serve?
Will you have a fancier dinner or a more casual one? What kind of meat will you serve? What kind of sides? Choosing food for the reception can be a big decision as the guests want to eat, and they will probably remember it.
4- Who will be our maid of honor / best man?
This decision isn’t always easy. Should you pick your best friend or your sister? Take your time and think about it before you make your decision. The best man and maid of honor should be people who you’re close to and trust. And make sure you both agree with the decisions.
5- When and where are we going to have the wedding?
When deciding on the place, take into consideration what works for the people who you want to attend the wedding. If the price is an issue, compare the costs of different venues in the area. Make sure that the wedding isn’t on a holiday – or other important days – if that means that important people can’t (or won’t) be there. Make sure that the time and the place work for both you and your spouse-to-be, and is okay with the guests that you definitely want to attend.
What are some important questions you think should be asked before you begin planning a wedding?