Although plenty of soon to be brides and grooms choose to hire experts to take care of their wedding planning needs, the harsh truth is that these specialists can be pretty expensive; often charging several thousand dollars to take care of the organisation of a big day. That’s why more and more couples are going the DIY route – and even though it can save money, it can actually be pretty enjoyable, too.
If you’re in the process of planning your own wedding, here are a few great things to think about ready for your special day.
Pick a venue
There will typically be two places responsible for hosting a wedding and its guests – a church or registry office and a hall (or similar location) for the after party. It’s becoming increasingly common for venues to request advance bookings including a deposit, so to avoid disappointment why not take a look at what’s available and then make your booking as soon as you can?
Choose a band or entertainment
Your guests will undoubtedly need to be entertained and well fed – and that’s why it’s so important to make sure that you consider these options as soon as possible. Choosing a band to match the style of your wedding can be a great way to emanate a particular theme, or if you’d prefer a DJ instead then you might want to discuss the style of music that you’d like them to play.
Consider your transport
Have you thought about how you will be getting to your wedding venue? Some people prefer the traditional options such as a horse and carriage, but just as many are happy with a privately hired car or a limousine. Unless you’re planning on walking to your big day, you might want to spend a bit of time thinking about how you will get there – and if necessary, put a deposit down for your chosen transport provider to secure their services.
Think about the food
We briefly mentioned this point above, but the fact is that it’s so important that it’s well-worth us mentioning it again. Your guests will likely expect to be fed and watered – and you could choose a buffet to look after their appetites, or dedicated meals charged per head which could work out a little more expensive; but at least you can trust that they won’t be going hungry.