Preparations for marriage in a few key steps
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Marriage in view but the art of preparation is not your thing? Don’t panic, John, aka bride of the panda, one of the references on the wedding blogs, will detail for you the essential steps until the big Day.
If the literature on the subject often tends to suggest that a marriage is necessarily organised in one year, in fact, there are very different situations. Between those who opt for a long period of engagement, and the impulsive who marry on a whim, there’s no standard pattern.
Good timing, therefore before all yours! And if you are frightened by the magnitude of the task, made an appeal to the services of a wedding planner, like Mr + Mrs.
1. the guest list
The number of guests determines in effect the choice of room and, therefore, that of the date. It is also the variable that has the most impact on the budget to devote to the caterer, generally the largest item of expenditure on marriage. Suffice to say that the financial year deserves some attention!
Our quick tip for zero stress: take the time to talk with your promised before trumpeting the top and very happy elected they will have a seat at the wedding banquet. Indeed, what may seem like an obvious UI ‘ is quite normal that your mother prompt completeness of his aerobics club, after all, she sees these ladies all weeks – is not necessarily for “opposing party”… and vice versa!
2. the place of the feast
After intense and difficult negotiations worthy of a European Summit with your respective families, the famous list is finally stopped. Congratulations, you’ve done the hardest or almost! It is now time to search the room of your dreams. Sites like ABC and 1001 rooms to perform a search by criteria by filling in the number of guests, the region and the budget not to exceed. Attention, the most popular places are booked up to two years in advance!
Otherwise, the value remains word-of-mouth: cousin Martine to your Baker, do not hesitate to talk to everyone around you. Who knows, the room of your dreams is perhaps within reach of baguette! Think also to assure you that the venue for your ceremony is available on the same date. Once you find him, you’ll finally have this precious sesame for the rest of your preparations: the date!
3. objective dress!
Why wait to have found the place of reception to choose her dress? Because it is not necessarily the same thing for a wedding the feet in the water or a ceremony in the large pump in a cathedral, part! Creator or specialty sign, times may be long: count between four to 10 months for the realization of your dress.
4. feasts, ask and dance
It is also time to complete your super team. Caterer, photographer, and the DJ are those that you need to book as a priority; the best have taken a long time in advance! Feel free to meet several, rely on word-of-mouth, and in the case of the catering, always ask for a tasting before signing.
5. of the art of making hand
Traditionally, we send announcements between three and four months before the big day. However, if you marry each other between June and September, it is a good idea to warn your guests more than six months in advance. This is done to ensure that they are not taken by another marriage or on a well-deserved vacation to the other side of the world. You can also opt for the save-the-date, a less formal version of the invitation nicely announcing your wedding to your guests.
6. the spiritual in art
It is also the time to start your religious preparation, if necessary. That you married religiously, or you have chosen to hold a secular ceremony, the choice of texts is also a moment of pause in your preparations: enjoy refocus you on your couple, far from the physical aspects of the feast.