Marriage is undoubtedly one of the most essential agreements in a human’s life. It is a feeling of inner connection between you and someone else (who you presumably met just a few months or years ago) and decided to live the rest of your lives together. If this is the case for you, this also makes your wedding day the most special day of your life. It’s a celebration of love, full of vows, dancing, fun and so much more...
It’s all so positive and jolly until a few days before the wedding, and then, reality sets in. See, we’re not fans of Thanos, but he’s absolutely right when he said ‘Reality is often disappointing’. In the context of a wedding, the reality is all about managing the catering, venue, official documents and so and so forth. Let’s be honest, we are not perfect wedding planners, and mistakes are bound to happen. It’s almost inevitable.
Realistically, it only takes a few minutes to turn the most memorable day of your life into an absolute nightmare.
Don’t worry, we’re not here to scare you by showcasing the details about the horrors of mismanagement, which are extremely common in any wedding. Instead, we would like to help!
All of the to-be married couples can plan the most perfect wedding day that lives in their memories forever, and here’s our list of crucial tips that you might want to consider before your wedding day:
1. Make a Complete Checklist of all the Expenses
One thing that many couples don’t seem to take seriously during their wedding is keeping a track of all of the minor expenses that are will add up quickly prior to their wedding. The tend to focus on the big ones, but ignore the little expenses that ultimately pile up and become heavy on the pocket.
To avoid this, it’s better to record all of your expenses on an exclusive checklist or excel spreadsheet dedicated to calculating your wedding outlay. This will include all of the big ones such as: catering, band, venue, bar, decoration, photographer, flowers, etc., as well as all the hidden costs such as bridesmaids gifts, hotels, and so much more...
2. Finalize Your Music Playlist Beforehand
We’re pretty sure that you must have been to at least one wedding where the entire music playlist was a mess, all over the place and very average in general. It’s not the preference that leads to a horrible selection of songs, but the lack of planning.
With so many things happening all at the same time on your wedding day, it’s hard to concentrate on deciding a perfect playlist that would blow everyone’s mind, as you had planned. So, the obvious solution is to take your time and make your playlist by adding songs one at a time. This would give the band or DJ a chance to understand your taste, and try out different combinations before starting to on your wedding day.
3. Follow the Dress-Fitting Routine One Last Time
Your wedding dress is easily the most valuable item for you on your wedding day, as it should be. You spend days, if not months, finding the ideal wedding dress. Unfortunately, though, some brides forget to spend time checking the fitting of their dress. The outcome? Well, let’s not talk about that, shall we?
No matter what, it’s really, really important that you schedule your final dress fitting a few days before your wedding day. If it fits perfectly just as it did in the bridal boutique, you’re all set. But if it doesn’t, there should will be some margin left for last-minute alterations. Weight fluctuations between the original fitting and the wedding day are extremely common, so plan for it!
4. Prepare A Backup Plan
Before someone misinterprets the title, we just want to clarify that we’re specifically talking about backup plans that you need to finalize if something unexpected (like rain or a snow storm) occurs on your wedding day. The point here is, please don’t ignore these unforeseen factors because the overall plan is looking slightly better without the backup plan. After all, if the rain washes it away, what’s the point of it all?
5. Get Your Marriage License
With all the preparations for the wedding day, it’s natural to miss out on something as important as the marriage license itself, right? Super wrong! Don’t leave this formality to be completed on the final day. Marriage licenses should be obtained one to two days before the day of your wedding, depending on local regulations. We would advise you to get over with the whole signing thing before so that you can enjoy the precious day without any worries.
So, that was our list of a few things that should definitely help you with your wedding preparation. It’s always better to plan things ahead of time, and that’s why we wanted to talk about it. What other suggestions do you have for a to-be married couple? Let us know down in the comments.