A Checklist For Your Intimate Wedding
The Overall View
The first thing you want to do is talk to your parents and/or your partner to set a budget. This will help you know how much you can spend on each part of the wedding.
The next step is to talk about what theme or wedding style you and your partner are going for. Do you want it to be whimsical, vintage, rustic, beach-y? This is important to know at the beginning so that you can start planning where and how you want to have it.
Creating a guest list with your partner might seem like it is easy but it can be hard sometimes. The first thing to talk about is how many guests you want at the wedding and try your best to stick with that number. This will make it easier for you in the long run because you have to think about seating arrangements, food, and more.
The Primary Vendors
The most important part is locking down a venue. Making sure you have the perfect place for your wedding is so important because you have to plan everything around their rules and structure. If you decided to have a backyard wedding then your priority is to find a perfect tent for the amount of guests you’re having because weather can be so unpredictable.
Having all the outfits planned out is also on top of the list. It is not just your wedding dress that you have to worry about, it is also finding the perfect tuxedo for your husband-to-be and coordinating dresses for your bridesmaids.
Photography / Videography / Caterers
Having a photographer or videographer that will record your wedding night the way you want it at the price you want can be very stressful which is why it is on the top of our list. It is a memory that you are going to want to have recorded and you will want it to be perfect. It is also important to find who you want to make your cake and cater the food at your wedding.
The Secondary Vendors
Now it is time to hire the rest of the crew. This is when you start hiring your hair and make up artist, florist, DJ/Band, officiant etc. All of these people are what make your wedding truly come together on the big day so make sure you do not forget about them!
By the time you get to these steps the wedding is getting pretty close and everything is truly coming together. This is the time to start focusing on the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. You must make sure that they all are ready for the big day. You have to send out the invitations and decide on what wedding favors you are giving out.
The wedding day should be getting very close now and you have to remember to make the vendor payments, hotel and transportation details, the marriage license, and any other important tasks.