It is not uncommon to forget some crucial details in the process of planning your special day. Despite your budget, the time before the actual day and preferred wedding planner, it is essential to create a priority list to ensure that nothing is left to chance. The truth is that weddings are expensive the best way to have the wedding you want is to decide on and note the most significant things that will make up your ceremony. A priority will help put everything in perspective and also assist in creating the budget for the wedding event.
The first step is to discuss with your fiancé and compare your priorities and eventually come up with one definitive list for both of you. This first list should be the most natural step because having either attended other wedding events or from experience; you have a mental picture of the type of wedding you would like to have. At this point, the cost or budget should not be a big concern to you.
Next, you have to decide on the budget giving an allowance between the maximum and the minimum amount of money that you are willing to spend on your wedding event. It is important to note that you and your future husband or wife will begin a new life after the wedding event. Therefore, you should allow yourselves to splurge to get a beautiful day but have a limit as well if you are on a tight budget. The following guidelines should help you figure out the restrictions on your budget;
The number of guests you plan to invite- these will determine the size of the venue and the refreshments offered.
The potential wedding location for both the ceremony and the reception.
The wedding décor you need.
After figuring out the wedding date is to determine the minor details such as the photographer and the videographer, the refreshments, the wedding invitations, the hair and make-up stylists and other particulars. After making this list, decide between the most important ones and the unimportant. Having this in mind, then include them in the wedding budget in the order of importance. Do not hold off in crossing out anything you do not necessarily need since on the wedding day, the bride, the groom, and the vows will take center stage.
In conclusion, it is imperative to narrow down your priorities to the top five. If you and your future partner chose different items as your priorities, you could find a way to harmonize the two, and you could both have the wedding that you envisioned and desire. As the wedding date nears, you and the helpers that you have enlisted should take care of the items that you listed in the order of importance. Your priority list will ensure you have an easy time in your wedding planning. It would indeed be a mess if the postage for the wedding invitation were not paid.