30 Commonsense ideas on planning and hosting a wedding
A weddings is a beautiful occasion. Be in India or overseas, Indian or non-Indian, a wedding brings festivities, celebrations, joy and love. However, along comes the responsibility and the headache of hosting – planning, decorating, arranging, rearranging….The Weddings and the wedding parties are fun, business and responsibilities – all combined in one.
These commonsense tips can be of great help for planning for a wedding, as well as in alleviating the pain of hosting one. Please note that this is not a complete wedding planning check list; you can find many of those online.
1. Season and weather: The summer is the main wedding season in America and many other Western countries. Consider a wedding during the months of moderate weather – spring or autumn. The off-season wedding is also lighter on the wallet.
2. Banquet Hall and venue: Decide on the ceremony and the reception venues ahead of time. Many good banquet halls need reservation many months (or even more than a year in many cases) in advance. As always, planning is the key to execution and the end results.
3. Things-to-do list :This step should also get covered in the planning and the check-list. Make a list of things to do and prioritize. There is a lot to be done. Get organized, you cannot afford the carefree approach of a single lifestyle anymore!
4. Guest list: Be realistic in making the list of the guests to invite. Take everything into consideration – the size of the party, the budget, the venue ….
5. Delegate to friends and family: You cannot do everything by yourself. Assign tasks and responsibilities to the friends and family members. You are the boss for now; everyone will listen to you, at least until your wedding!
6. Invitation: Include the event details in the invitation – the ceremony, the location, the exact time for the different functions etc. Give enough notice to everyone invited. Think in months if possible. People need time to lose some weight for the weddings, to look good on camera!
7. Party Coordinator: Hire a party coordinator if it is a big extravaganza, if the things are getting out of control. professional help can minimize the headache of planning.
8. The budget: Don’t go bankrupt just for a few hours of glory. Fix the budget and stick with it. To save money, look for a package deal - to combine multiple services. Continue reading