Guidelines of Planning your Wedding
You need to have a spreadsheet where you will be planning the event. There should be two spreadsheets that needs to be used if you decide to use them. On the guest list, have the details of the expected attendees and indicate whether they are allowed to come with extra visitors. 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. This is the only way that you can be able to calculate the totals and eliminate other items so that you 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. There is a possibility that most of your spending will go towards the venue. You should ask the venue management whether they provide drinks and other refreshments, although only a few of them can be able to do that. 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. Since event venues rarely get booked for weekdays, booking for those days will earn you discounted prices. You should then look for a dress for the wedding. Since wedding dresses tend to be highly costly, you should choose your preferred quality depending on your budget. It is important for you to order for the dress early enough to allow time for fitting and modifying it.
The wedding cake and food for the event should as well be planned for. You will find it necessary to find an event that allows for outside catering. Organizing for the catering for your event will be better if the venue permits for outside catering. You can have buffets which are most preferred due to wide food options and selections of food, as well as lack of limitations by the caterers. You don’t need to order for a very huge cake for the wedding because, after all, not everyone will be able to eat it. You can get a small cake which can be eaten by a few guests whom you consider close to you, especially your loved ones and closest friends. You should to find entertainers for the event. Finding entertainers for the event isn’t easy because there are many people who pose as entertainers, which they aren’t. The level of entertainment to the audience and the kind of reception given to your visitors will determine the success rate of your wedding.