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Your Essential Wedding Planning Checklist

As the date of the wedding draws closer, very often young people lose sight of important details because of the growing excitement. And this is not surprising since a wedding is ultimately the most important event of your life.

To avoid the pre-wedding hassle, use a wedding checklist, which will save you time and essentially help you know that everything is taken care of on your wedding day. The checklist will help you determine the range of activities and expenditures that you should pay attention to when preparing for this wonderful event.

Work out your budget.

A wedding can be a substantial financial expense no matter how little or how much money you have. See how much money you already have and how much you can still put aside in the months preceding your wedding.

If your parents want to contribute to the wedding, talk to them about it early on. Remember that a marriage is not the end, but just the beginning of your life and you don’t want to spend the first days of your living together paying out debts you incurred as a result of the wedding.

Compile a guest list

Invite only those people that you will be glad to share the happiness of the day with. If there are some relatives you absolutely must invite, apart from your parents, do that.

All in all, don’t feel obligated to spend this day with people you barely know just because they are your relatives.

Book a venue

Choosing a venue is essential, and you should carefully think about location. A lot will depend on the season and the number of guests you are planning to invite as well as on the budget you have.

Ask for advice from those who planned some significant events in the past.

Decide on the menu and catering

Though food is not the most important thing but remember, hungry guests are not happy guests. Choose the trustworthy catering companies.

Remember not to go beyond your budget. You want to make sure you have enough alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well.

Pick a photographer and cameraman

You want to have good memories of the most important day of your life, and quality photos and videos are a big part of those memories. Make sure you like the style of photos in the photographer’s portfolio.

What is even more important is to have good personal communication with the photographer and the cameraman for they are the people who will spend the whole day next to you.

Pick a wedding dress and suit for a bridegroom. Decide on the hairstyle and makeup

It is important you feel both comfortable and beautiful in your wedding dress so spend as much time as you need on choosing the right one. It would be nice if a groom’s suit matches the dress.

Try having your hair and makeup done sometime before the wedding to make sure you like it. And remember, there’s a catch here –your favorite makeup might not necessarily be suitable for a wedding theme. How about you consult a beauty expert or other fashion stylists? In as much as you would wish to have something you personally love, it needs to capture the spirit of this glorious occasion.

Think about decorations and flowers

Order all the flowers and decor elements beforehand. Make sure they are color coordinated and go together with the theme of your wedding. Again, if in doubt as to how to proceed, hire a skillful florist with a good portfolio.

Think about entertainment

Musicians or DJ, Toastmaster (if you want one), a magician, ballroom dancers, a caricaturist, circus performers, casino games - the possibilities for wedding entertainment are limitless. Pick the ones that will match your taste and will be fun for your guests.


These are just a few essential wedding checklist points for you to consider. For more information on wedding checklists, feel free to check this site out -

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