In 2019, there were approximately 2,015,603 marriages recorded in the United States.
Throughout the country, brides find themselves scrambling to put together their dream weddings. However, not every bride has a proper wedding-planning checklist to utilize.
Knowing what to do before the big day can make the wedding timeline smoother overall.
If you’re a bride to be, keep reading to learn about five things you should do before your wedding day!
1. Guest List
You’ll want to start with your guest list when you begin planning a wedding. Compose a list to get a rough estimate of how many people will be celebrating your wedding. This list should include friends and family of both the bride and groom.
Once you have an estimate, you need to remember your guests may bring plus ones of their own. This will increase the number of people on your guest list, so plan accordingly.
Once you have your guest list finalized, you’ll know how big of a venue you’ll need to fit your attendees. You’ll be visiting many different locations to see which venue works best for your wedding day needs.
Narrow down your options to a top three, and then weigh the pros and cons of each location. Once you decide on your choice, you’ll need to book the venue as soon as possible.
Vendors are all of the companies or other people you need to hire complete your day. The most popular vendors include:
- DJ or Band
- Hair & Makeup Artist
Each vendor needs to be booked quickly to ensure they are available for your date. You’ll also need to set meetings with them, so they have an exact idea of how you want to use their services. These meetings will help them prepare and minimize confusion on the wedding day.
Everyone will be looking at the wedding party’s attire on your wedding day. Most importantly, they’ll be staring at the bride and groom throughout the night. Therefore, it’s essential to visit a bridal boutique to begin making your wardrobe choices.
The wedding dress is the top priority, meaning you’ll want to spend ample time choosing the perfect dress for you. Then you can focus on the groom’s outfit. Lastly, you can spend time selecting the bridal party attire that complements the bride and groom.
Once most things are finalized, you can begin designing your wedding invitations. Be sure to include information like the date and time, location, registries, RSVP details, etc.
You’ll want to send your invitations out six to eight weeks before the wedding day. This will give your guests a reasonable amount of time to make necessary plans for joining in on your wedding celebration.
The Bride To Be Checklist
If you’re a bride to be, there is nothing more important than having a checklist to ensure planning gets done efficiently. Your dream wedding will be here before you know it, so don’t waste any time with guesswork.
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