How To Plan Your Wedding Day: A Step-By-Step Guide On Planning The Perfect Day

Couple enjoying their dream wedding

Planning for your dream wedding is an exciting time. However, it can also be a very stressful time. The best way to make sure it goes smoothly is to plan out every detail in advance. To help make sure your planning process goes as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together this wedding planning checklist. There’s a lot to take care of and this checklist can help make sure you don’t forget anything.

What do you need to know before planning a wedding?

With hundreds of details to think of, it can feel impossible to know where to begin. But by planning out each and every detail of your wedding, you can eliminate most of the stress of your big day. So check out our guide to planning your wedding timeline to make sure you’re prepared for every step along the way.  Once you have a rough idea of the kind of wedding you’d like to have. With so many options out there, you’ll need to do some research.

Wedding Planning Timeline

With all the steps outlined in our wedding day checklist, it might take you a few weeks or even months to get everything sorted out. Once you’ve started on your wedding day timeline, there’s no real way to finish in a single day. One of the ways you can get things done on the day is to complete a checklist and start ticking things off as you go. Each page in the checklist is filled with tasks that can be tackled throughout the day. After all, you don’t want to be doing any one thing for the entire day. Here’s how we have broken down the steps to getting your wedding date planned.

Wedding Budget

As of now, the average wedding budget is between $30,000 and $40,000. However, it is also important to have a budget in mind. Don’t forget about the large expenses like the wedding venue and catering. The average catering costs around $200, while the average wedding venue costs around $2,000. To make sure you don’t go over budget, you should have an estimate of how much you want to spend. If you’ve chosen to marry during the wedding season, you will want to plan your wedding around that time. March is one of the busiest times for weddings, so you need to factor in the wedding venue‘s ability to host your wedding within that timeframe. You should also check the weather, as it will affect the weather on your wedding day.

Start Your Guest List

Having a wedding guest list can be very overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure of how many people you want to invite. While your wedding day is going to be the most special day of your life, it can also be the most overwhelming day of your life. If you’re unsure about how to start planning your guest list, it’s important to take some time and really think about the kind of people you want to invite to your wedding. One of the best ways to do this is to create a guest list, which is used to make a list of people you’d like to invite to your wedding. It is also important to take into account the kind of people you want to have at your wedding. To make sure you have a wonderful wedding day, you need to make sure you choose people that will add to your day and your big day.

Pick Your Wedding Party

Wedding parties are huge, but they also come with a lot of responsibility. You need to pick your best friends and family as bridesmaids or groomsmen, and that means selecting them based on who is best suited to being a bridesmaid or groomsman. This is also a good way to pick your friends and family for after the wedding as well. They will be a source of support if things get rough after the wedding. Here are some basic tips and guidelines to help you pick your wedding party: Match the bridesmaids and groomsmen’s personalities to each other. Consider the bride‘s personality. Avoid group weddings. Pick out the bridesmaids and groomsmen, one by one, at the rehearsal dinner. Remember that the groom has to approve every single one of his bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Choose a Venue

Your venue needs to provide you with more than just a beautiful building to host your wedding ceremony and reception. Your venue also needs to provide you with appropriate security. A venue also needs to provide catering services, ensure there’s sufficient parking, and provide complimentary transportation. Determine how much space you’ll need to accommodate your guests. For example, a 300-person wedding might require 2,000 square feet. If you need more space, you’ll need to make sure your venue has enough room. Sign a Contract The contract is a binding agreement between you and your venue to ensure everything goes smoothly. Before you sign, check your contract to make sure you’re comfortable. If you don’t like any clauses, don’t sign.

Create a Wedding Website

Creating your own wedding website will help you update your information with ease. It will also help you to ensure you have all of the information you need. It will also help you build up a large following of fans that can be interested in your special day and follow along with the process. Of course, you’ll also be able to use it as a place to make a simple donation if you wish. Create a Facebook Event Before you go ahead and invite all of your friends and family to your wedding, make sure you create a Facebook event for it. You can do this on your personal page, or create a group page on Facebook. Some businesses will even set up an event for you to share all of the information you need with the people you’ve invited.

Book Vendors

You will need to work with a wedding planner to plan your wedding day. While planning a wedding can be stressful, it is also fun to have a few individuals to help you in the planning process. Before you start working with a planner, it is important to establish a budget with your partner. Once you do this, you will be able to talk with a planner about their prices and what services they offer. Once you have a good understanding of the budget, it will be easier to set up a schedule to work with. Use websites like Purple Borrows, The Knot or Wedding Wire to find a planner. Make sure you do not limit yourself to just one website. The best way to find a good planner is to ask friends who have used a planner. Also, don’t forget to hire a professional Dj to make your wedding party more lively.

Purchase Your Wedding Dress and Other Attire

Your wedding day is the time to shine, and that goes beyond the dress. You should also purchase the attire that you’ll wear to the ceremony, the reception, and any other events during your wedding weekend. Because you want to make sure you look the best you possibly can on your wedding day, try to look for at least one dress that you can wear for other events as well, such as pre-wedding brunch or rehearsal dinner. Choosing your bridesmaids dresses should be a bit easier because there are a few ways you can go about choosing them. Either one-size-fits-all or have your bridesmaids get custom dresses made. The best way to shop for your bridesmaids’ dresses is to do it in a group. Everyone should get a chance to see what dresses they like so that you’re all on the same page.

Figure Out Rehearsal Dinner Details

The ceremony and reception are pretty much the entire days. While these two events are at the forefront of your mind, the rehearsal dinner is usually on your mind too. A good idea is to hire a caterer for the rehearsal dinner and bring your family and friends. It’s much easier to have the caterer prepare your favourite foods rather than serving traditional wedding food for your guests. Plan An Enjoyable Bridal Shower The bride‘s mother is probably going to plan a beautiful bridal shower for her daughter. Don’t go overboard and make your mother (and others) stress over the details. Keep it relaxed and have it at a place that allows your guests to be themselves and enjoy themselves.