You might have up until the last minute to decide what your wedding vows will be, but a lot of details need to happen far in advance of the big day. There are four things in particular that you need to have planned prior to the wedding. Knowing what these things are will help you lay out a roadmap to a successful big day.
The Guest List
The first thing to decide is how many people to invite. Then, you’ll need to make up a list of who you actually invite. Both can be stressful conversations between the two of you, but try to strive for some balance between the two of you. Just make sure you always remember to keep things focused on those who matter to you most.
Your choice of venue will have a serious impact on how the day goes. It will impact how you feel during your wedding, how you remember feeling that day, and how things look on video or in pictures. Churches are traditionally assumed to be the place to hold a wedding, but you can also have a great time in a venue such as Russo’s On The Bay where everyone can be comfortable and enjoy themselves in a memorable setting.
Your actual ceremony might be slightly contingent upon the guest list and venue, but it really should reflect the two people getting married. Marriage is often the start of a new family or at least the union of two families. The cultural values and traditions of each family should be reflected to some degree, although what really matters is what’s important to the couple getting married. The ceremony should reflect their relationship, dreams, and desires.
Whether it’s a simple celebratory feast or a happening reception, food is going to be a big part of the festivities. Make sure there’s enough food but also good food. Depending on who is coming, you might need to account for a number of different dietary preferences and restrictions among your guests.
In the midst of taking care of all of this, don’t forget what might be the best detail of all. That would be the honeymoon. Regardless of where you can afford to go, you deserve something great. It really should become one of the best memories in your entire life.