Being a Bride-To-Be is an enlightening experience. You get to learn quite many things that were hitherto unthought of. For instance, who would have thought that there were these many wedding themes out there? Or, that the wedding invitations had to match the wedding theme? Whether it is taste-testing the menu or hiring a photographer, florist or a makeup artist, there is always something that needs to be done a month before the wedding, a week before the wedding, on the day of the wedding and even after everyone else has packed up and gone home. Add in the number of people you will need to correspond with to get things done, the unexpected visits from family members, near and distant, and, of course, your own preparations and it really can turn into a full three-ringed circus!
One of the privileges of being a top-class florist is that you get the first invites to every upcoming wedding! We at Estelle Preston, have been fortunate enough to supply our beautiful creations to some of the best weddings held, and this has often given us a unique vantage point- We get to see almost all of the behind-the-scenes action at weddings!
Trust us when we say that there is nothing more miserable than having a wedding fall flat of expectations. Several times we have seen brides and grooms, along with their family, get all worked-up because a critical element of their wedding was missing. The fact that all this heartache could have been avoided by using a time-tested technique, is what really propelled us to pen this today.
Having a Wedding Checklist with a dedicated time line for each task is the only way to save your day. The Wedding Checklist is not merely a checklist – it is a timeline of things that need to be done or procured during certain periods of the planning process so that everything comes together on the day of the wedding. Such a comprehensive checklist requires a lot of time to prepare, and an even greater level of thought.
This is why we saved you a bit of both! Given below is a checklist we have compiled to help kickstart your wedding day preparations.
Check out the stuff you need to get done, while you wait for the Big Day!
For the sake of convenience, we have split up the wedding preparation period into 3 broad categories.
1: The Ring’s Been Slipped On
Typically, this is right after the engagement party, or after the date for the wedding ceremony has been fixed, and extends till about a couple of months before the wedding. Before any of the below activities can be performed, you will need to clear the hurdle of deciding upon a budget.
2: The Wedding’s Around The Corner!
There’s roughly at least a couple of months before the wedding at this stage, so it’s time to put plans into action!
3: W-Day Is Here, Almost!
There’s almost a couple of weeks to the wedding, and now it’s time for some real pampering!
Never take stuff, no matter how trivial they may seem, for granted. You are entitled to ask for credentials from all those you have hired, be it the experience of the caterer, the portfolio of the photographer/videographer, or even the certificate that proves the skillset of the make-up artist. All of these are vital to ensure that there are no hiccups on the day of the ceremony.
Remember, this checklist is just a base on which you will need to build upon. Each wedding is unique, and thus, the requirements will vary. Twist and tweak the wedding checklist above, such that it matches your requirement!