How To Plan & Organise A Wedding
written on Fri 23 September 2016 by Taylor
Love spreadsheets? Love parties? Love your smartphone? Then you’ve got the tools you need to start planning an amazing and beautiful wedding of a large or small scale. Weddings aren’t just chucking a few balloons in a room with some party favours it can take an awful lot to organise a large scale wedding and even the intimate ones have a lot of attention to the small details required.
The very first step is for you to set a tangible goal – or rather, your bride to set your goals! Wedding event planning done by companies such as carmelaweddings.co.uk are done with such patience and that is the standard you want to emulate. How many people are you going to be organising a wedding for? How many different companies do you have to coordinate to have things run smoothly on the big day? These questions all matter when it comes to planning a wedding and you need to ensure you have a team ready to assist your efforts. These people can come in the form of entertainers, speakers, sponsors and venue management. Caterers are also part of your team as the wedding breakfast is likely to be a logistical nightmare in some cases while catering for different tastes and you need to ensure the caterers are up to speed with the rest of the plans in your event book.
If you aren’t working with a wedding company like carmelaweddings.co.uk then you know that the organising will be down to you without help. You need have the date for the wedding six to twelve months ahead of time so you have enough leeway to plan and for things potentially going wrong. Be aware of any religious or statutory holidays around the time of the event as these can really influence the things on sale (thus potentially interrupting the theme of your event). Also any holidays can up the prices of venue hire or bar service hire as well. School holiday times can also bump the costs of certain venues as popularity of booking gets in the way.
Ensuring you coordinate the date of the wedding with all participants like speakers/guests/presenters etc is going to be paramount in choosing the date. If you want the wedding to be memorable, you need to have excellent communication with your bridal party. Your plan should consider all the logistics of an event and include the venue, catering management, speakers and presenters, activities and you’ll need to keep track of everything as you book it.
Establish the budget you have to work with and where possible, incorporate estimates for all key items identified on your plan, don’t forget to include any travel or accommodation costs for entertainers etc. You want your event to shine and you want them to remember you because repeat business really matters when it comes to generating new contacts and clients for your event planning business. Coordination is truly key for your event as you want everything to come together in a smooth and timely manner and all in time for it to kick off.