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How To Start Planning Your Wedding

Updated: Oct 11, 2022

By Audrey Asiegbu | Published on 09/03/22

Thinking of how to start planning your wedding can be very overwhelming. For those that want to plan a simple wedding, here are some general points to have the foundation set.

In order to start making moves, it's good to establish your budget, your guest count, and your desired location. After those, you can let your wedding dreams run wild. (within your budget, of course!)

Introduction: What is the Purpose of a Wedding?

A wedding is a ceremony in which two people are united in marriage. The purpose of the wedding is to celebrate the love between two people and to possibly create a new family.

The bride and groom, their families, and their friends all want to be part of this celebration. There are many things that people do at a wedding ceremony, including exchanging rings, saying vows, and dancing with each other.

What are some Different Types of Weddings?

There are many different types of weddings. All sorts of weddings have become more popular, such as the elopements, micro weddings, and destination weddings.

Traditional Weddings: Traditional weddings take place in a church or other institution. They are usually formal, with a lot of guests and a long dress code.

Elopement Weddings: An elopement is a private wedding where a couple marries without informing friends or family members in advance.

Micro Weddings: A micro wedding is a ceremony and reception for about 20 to 30 guests. This is larger than an elopement, but smaller than a typical wedding of 50 to 100 guests.

Destination Weddings: Destination weddings are held at locations that can be anywhere in the world. They can be on the beach, on top of a mountain, or even in your backyard!

How to Choose a Venue for Your Wedding?

Choosing a venue is an important decision that you need to make before starting your wedding planning.

There are many factors that you need to consider before choosing a venue. The venue you choose should not only be beautiful, but also suit the size of your guest list and budget. Depending on the type of vibe you want to set for your day, you can have flexibility wither way.

The venue you choose will also play a major role in determining the overall feel and ambience of your event, so it is important that you find one that suits your needs and style.

You should also take into consideration how the venue will influence your guests’ experience. It’s important for the venue to match your personality to truly make your event a unique experience instead of just another wedding.

How to Choose a Photographer for Your Wedding?

Choosing a photographer for your wedding is a key task because since wedding photographers are professionals who specialize in taking pictures and capturing moments during weddings, you want to make sure that your wedding is being documented in the most memorable way.

Typically, the more years the photographer has been in business, the better their experience and skills will be. While this is true, be sure to select a photographer that offers flexibility in your desired style.

A good photographer should also offer a range of services to meet your needs and budget. Some include videography, albums, prints and sometimes even photo booths.

Ask if they offer an engagement shoot because this will give you an idea of the work that they can do for your special day.

How to Choose a DJ or Band for Your Wedding?

When choosing a DJ or band for your wedding it’s important to make sure that you choose someone who will be able to play the music that you like and also meet your needs for the type of evening you want.

Ask if they have experience with weddings. The more experience they have with weddings, the better they are likely to be at reading a crowd and playing appropriate music based on their moods and reactions.

If you are looking for someone who can provide live entertainment, then you should see some samples of their work before booking them so that there are no surprises on your wedding day.

How to Choose a Caterer for Your Wedding?

Catering is usually offered if you are going for a full-service wedding venue. If you’re opting in for an off-site venue like a barn, or even a beach, for your reception, you’ll most likely have to hire a caterer on your own.

It’s good to know that catering is not just about the food options, but also about how it is served and what it looks like. Here are some tips on how to choose a caterer for your wedding:

- Choose a caterer that offers a variety of dishes in different price ranges.

- Find out if they offer vegetarian options and kosher meals.

- Find out if they offer vegan options and gluten-free dishes.

- Ask them about the size of their staff and how many people they can accommodate at one time.

This was a mini-appetizer to get your creative juices flowing for what to plan for as you begin thinking about your wedding planning. Keep tabs on our blog and don't forget to subscribe to have new ones sent straight to your email.

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