There are more than a few things that need to be taken care of before your wedding and even after your wedding. Engagement parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties and thank you cards don’t even fall in the top ten. Sounds a little overwhelming? Don’t worry. You need to cover your bases before looking into all the other little details. Fortunately for you, the following is a list of things that will provide you with a general idea of what you must get done for your wedding.

Venue

The first thing you’ll want to do after you’ve decided you’re getting married is to secure your venue. Whether it’s a destination wedding or a wedding being held in your local town, secure your venue. I cannot stress enough on the importance of this. Everything else you do will be based on your venue. It will be the place you’ll invite all the guests to, where all the decorations and refreshments will be delivered to and where the ceremony will take place. Some people choose different reception venues Melbourne and if that’s the case with you, make sure you lock that down as well. If you wait until the last minute hoping someone will cancel and a spot will open up at your dream destination and that doesn’t work out, the entire wedding has the potential to fall apart. So please make sure you have a venue before you start planning anything else.

Invitations

Once you’ve decided on a date, a place and a time it’s time to distribute the invites for your guests. Do this as soon as possible to ensure that all your guests will be able to reserve the date in advance. Include an RSVP in your invitation so that they’ll know to get back to you with their answer. That way you can get a rough count of the guests that’ll be present at your wedding ahead of time which will make things significantly easier for you when making seating arrangements.

Dress and Tux fittings

Once you’ve taken care of the venue and the invites it’s time to move onto what you’ll be wearing for the wedding. Both dress and tux fittings are important and be warned that you’ll probably have to show up to quite a few of these, with your wedding party in tow in order to have the dresses and tuxes altered perfectly to have you look the best on your big day. Keep track of the appointments and make sure your bridesmaids and groomsmen are free so that everything can proceed in a smooth, orderly fashion.

Flowers and Decorations

Next up are the flowers and the decorations. Flowers play a huge role in every wedding from the bouquets to those that go in hairstyles to the ones that will decorate the venue. It’s advisable to have all the matters related to flowers and decorations handled by a professional florist or a wedding planner.

Refreshments and Entertainment

No wedding is complete without some cake and champagne to celebrate the union while dancing the night away. While feeding and keeping all the guests who have attended your very important, this also something you’ll be able to get help with from professionals once you tell them what you need. You can select items off a menu, hire a band or a DJ and kick back and enjoy your wedding evening with the people near and dear to your heart.

Planning a wedding may seem like a daunting task but don’t despair, as long as you have the most important things handled everything else will gradually fall into place.

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