From the previous post, you already know when you want to get married and who is paying for the wedding. You now need to get on the same page about the details of your wedding.
What to Answer During Wedding Planning
1. What type of wedding do you want?
Most brides have dreamed about their wedding day since they were young. This is often not the case for most grooms. However, grooms do have an idea of what they would like the big day to be like. It’s therefore a good idea to sit down with your fiancé before you begin planning.
Do you want a backyard wedding or a grand traditional church wedding? Do you want the reception and ceremony all at the same location? Or do you prefer a destination wedding?
The type of wedding you want will guide the planning of the wedding. Agreeing on the type of wedding up front will help you avoid disagreements down the line.
2. Where do you want to be married?
Location, just like in real estate, is everything when it comes to a wedding. The location where you host the wedding will influence many of your decisions including the number of guests you invite to the wedding.
Consider the size of the location as well as the amenities it offers. Does the location enhance your theme? What does the location have to offer? You may have to visit quite a few locations together before you settle on one. Consider the pros and cons of each location before making a decision together.
3. How many people do you want at your wedding?
While this is often an afterthought for many couples, tackling the guest list nice and early ensures greater success in planning your wedding. It’s important to include both your parents in this discussion as they will also have their own list of guests they would like to invite.
The number of people you invite to your wedding will be determined by the size of the venue, location of the venue (e.g. limit your guest list for a destination wedding) and your budget. Limiting your guest list can be difficult as it may mean stepping on some toes. Start planning for your guest list early to make the best decisions for your wedding.
4. What details are important for the both of you?
Are there specific details that are important to both of you such as ensuring better accessibility for family members with disabilities, having a small wedding reception or a theme color? Come up with a must have list for both of you. This ensures that you accommodate each other throughout the planning process.
In order to have a perfect day, you have to plan everything carefully. Make sure that the time, venue, budget allocation, guest list, and other details match your expectation.
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