Now that the proposal has been made and the well-wishes have flooded in, it is time to get down to business: planning the wedding. Whilst some brides already know exactly what their centrepieces should look like and how big they should be, others are breaking out into hives. And with good reason too. A wedding, after all, is not an easy event to plan, unless you are thinking of eloping. There is so much to be done, and obviously you want it to go off without a hitch. The first place to start is the venue. Consider it the centre of your solar system.
While you might fantasize about renting a castle in the South of France for your nuptials, it is wiser to be more realistic and opt for, say, a large function room hire Geelong. That is if you want a place with plenty of room. Depending on the size of your wedding party, you will need enough space for everyone, including the DJ and any performances that might be lined up: yours included. Squashing everyone into a small space for the occasion is hardly the element of romance. Remember, be logical and go for what suits you not the Joneses.
Always Refer the Budget
Weddings are a multi-billion dollar industry, raking in an unimaginable amount of cash annually. No matter how big or small it will be, you will still need to fork out a fair bit. Which is why you need to refer back to your budget constantly. It can be easy to get carried away in the excitement of it all and think ‘well what’s the harm in stretching it a little?’ Not a lot of course, but if you are already strapped financially, best to stick in line. Unless of course you have the means to throw a Kardashian-style extravaganza.
Get a Planner
This really depends on the type of person you are. If for instance you are hyper-organised with everything and can totally handle it all on your own while being a radiant bride, then good on you. But if you are the type who gets stressed out and pretty much loses their head over every little detail, best you seek out a wedding planner. In fact, many brides today choose this option so they can focus on enjoying their big day instead of fretting over the nitty-gritties. Pick your planner carefully, with a lot of research and recommendations to back your decision up.
Be Flexible With Your Date
Unless a particular date has a really sentimental meaning for you, try to be as flexible as you can with it. Depending on what time of year you are looking to book, the venue might be in high demand or even booked out. If you have enough time to plan, then this should not be an issue, but some couples like to get the whole thing over and done with. So if you are able to shift around your dates, you might be able to secure a good location.
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