How to Plan a Stress-Free Wedding
Planning a wedding can truly drain the life from the best of us. It would all be much easier if all your time and energy are devoted to just the wedding – sadly, this is not the case for many of us.You, of course, want an unforgettable celebration that reflects you and fiancé’s personalities as much as possible; a day when you look and feel your best, as well as show all your partakers a memorable time. When you are planning a wedding, you will find that there is just so much more to do than what you initially expected, not to mention ideas are just bursting at the seams, making decisions doubly hard.
A great first step is to create a “mood board” filled with wedding ideas (colors, styles, photographs, etc.). Pin up anything that can spark a creative idea — it could be a picture from that vacation in Hawaii where he proposed, swatches of wedding fabric, dainty trinkets… anything. This is a great jump-off board for inspiration and for forming a clearer picture of what kind of wedding you want to have. And with this board, adding or polishing other details can be easier as you go along.
As you are getting a better vision of your wedding day, it will be the best time to draw up your Wedding Checklist and Budget. There are plenty of wedding checklist templates online that you can refer to and you can just personalize any one of these. As for your wedding budget, it is estimated that the average cost of a wedding in Singapore is somewhere around the neighborhood of S$40,000 but expect that weddings usually end up costing more than what was initially estimated.
List down all satellite occasions and requirements (for the marriage rites or solemnization). You will have to make arrangements for you and your fiancé’s bridal shower, bachelor night, solemnization, Tea Ceremony, reception, etc. Decide on venues, dates, and alternative options. It is ideal that the venues, dates, and times are decided on early as the next big step to take is to secure these with early reservations or down payments, especially if your wedding is during the peak months for weddings (like June and December). Once these details have been secured, it is great practice to put out your Announcements and/or “Save the Date” videos or place cards.
Consider consulting with or contracting the services of a wedding boutique that offers comprehensive wedding services such as hair, makeup, gowns and suits, flowers, etc. These are event experts and will definitely help ease up your task and detail burdens.
Another exciting possibility is to get your family and friends on board and share the responsibilities with them. Carefully delegate responsibilities among different people, taking into consideration each of their personalities and areas of experience. For example, your foodie bridesmaid/groomsman would be perfect representatives to the banquet and cake tasting; your well-travelled Mother of the Bride can be a great emissary to possible venues for a destination wedding; or your fashionista cousin could be a great companion when you go hunting for your wedding dress.
Wedding couples, in the midst of the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, often forget that the planning stage should be just as enjoyable and memorable as the wedding itself. Part of the fun is being able to spend time with your loved ones, getting to know each of them better and sharing ideas with everyone close to you. Select a PreWedding Videography Package from an ideally known Singapore wedding photographer that will offer wedding videography packages and wedding photography packages that, aside from fitting into your budget, can include footages and photographs from the planning phase, too. You’ll love looking back at those, too.