You’re Engaged…. Now What

So, you’re engaged. Planning a wedding can be very daunting. At the end of the day you have to be true to you and your partner. This day isn’t for everyone. This is a moment for the both of you to stand together and vocally (and legally) say you’re sticking together forever. So, while yes, colours and dresses ARE important, here is a simple list of things not to forget about when you start to plan.

Rehearsal

Venue
Wedding party gifts
Bride/groom gifts
Bar/beverages
Tables and chairs
Decorations
Tablecloths
Napkins
Centrepieces
Floral arrangements
Coat checks
Any permits you might need
Caterer
Menu
Bartender
Dishes
Silverware
Glassware
Music
Sound system

Ceremony

Venue
Marriage license
Photographer
Photo list
Videographer
Programs
Holder for programs
Sound system
Chairs
Unity candle
Backdrop
Gratuities
Any permits you might need
Boutonnieres
Bouquets
Transportation
Brides emergency kit
Officiant fee
Wedding rings
Alter decorations
Music
Aisle runner
Candles
Parking
Sign for wedding
Flower girl basket
Ring bearer pillow
Decorations
Something new/borrowed/blue
Hair and makeup team

Reception

Venue
Dishes
Chairs
Tables
Tablecloths
Snacks/appetizers
Liquor
Non-alcoholic drinks
Permits
Bartender
Glassware
Silverwear
Decorations
Transportation
Guest book
Guest book table
Card box
Security
Gift table
Caterer/menu
Tent
Napkins
Coffee/tea
Cake stand
Cake table
Ice
Music/band
Sound system
Dance floor
Centrepieces
Favours
Custodian services
Fees
Lighting
Bathroom
Head table decorations
Table numbers
Seating plan
Speech list
Master of ceremonies
First dance song
Thank you speech written

I know that it seems like a lot, but once you get the ball rolling, everything goes by super fast. Don’t stress. Plan the best day for you and your partner and then sit back and enjoy it. Even if something goes wrong, and it always does, it’s going to be a day that you look back at and smile about.

xoSG

September 19th, 2017|Weddings|

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