This article first appeared at MEA Wedding on 1/10/2021
Outside of your child’s birth, your wedding should be one of the happiest moments of your life. It’s the time where you and your significant other come together and tell the world just how much you love one another.
Regardless of your religious stance, a wedding is universally understood to be the truest sentiment of a partnership between you and the person you love.
And, while it is certainly a happy occasion, that doesn’t mean the months leading up to it can’t be some of the more stressful ones.
The fact of the matter is that, unless you plan on heading to the courthouse and just signing some papers, there is just too much ahead of a single person’s plate when it comes to all the different things that make up a functional wedding.
This guide will go over the top 7 things that DEFINITELY need to be done before the wedding bells ring. Again, we recognize that there are a lot of things you need to do when getting married.
However, there are also certain things that are even more important that just can’t be ignored.
1. CREATE A WEDDING BUDGET
Before you do anything, the FIRST thing you need to do is create a wedding budget. Yes, you can go flat-out crazy and have that Cinderella wedding if you want.
Just know that you’re probably going to put yourself in mountains of debt that you’ll be paying off for the next few months, if not longer.
By creating a budget first and foremost, you INSTANTLY remove a ton of stress and pressure that would normally eat at the back of your head and potentially ruin your special day if even the smallest issue happened.
Not only that but, by creating financial guidelines, you actually have more freedom to play and experiment with what you want compared to just making decisions blind.
2. HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER
Next up, you’re going to need to hire a wedding planner to help you.
Wedding planners are great as they work with you to create the perfect program for your wedding.
By hiring a wedding planner, you not only get a professional to help you with every other aspect of the wedding process.
They can also make sure you stay within your established budget as strictly as possible; something you may very easily deviate from if left on your own.
3. BOOK YOUR WEDDING VENUE
After getting a wedding planner, you are then going to work to book your wedding venue.
You’ll want to work alongside your planner to make sure you’ve found a place you love that is inside your budget.
The earlier you book, the more options you have available, so you ideally want to start the process at least a year ahead if possible.
4. BRIDAL PHOTOSHOOT
The next thing is to engage a photographer for your pre-wedding photoshoot and actual day photography and videography.
You might want to discuss some ideas with your photographer on the themes or concepts for your pre-wedding photoshoot.
You might also plan a date with your partner to make yourselves available for a day to complete the studio and outdoor pre-wedding photoshoot.
If you had already engaged a wedding planner, they will be able to recommend and arrange experienced wedding photographers that can help to capture the best moments that last.
5. PREPARE A GUESTS LIST
You have settled your wedding planning and venue. It is time to work on a list of guests that you want to invite to your wedding and share the greatest moment of your life with them.
However it is tough to come out with a guests list especially during this CoVid19 pandemic, there are a lot of restrictions for the guests and also the seating arrangements.
You can save the headache if you had already hired a wedding planner, they will work together with you on the guests’ list.
They will also be more clear on the restrictions of social distancing measures and help to manage your invited guests better.
6. HIRE AN EMCEE FOR THE WEDDING
This might be a bit of a curveball, but it’s pretty on par when you think about it.
An emcee keeps things running and enjoyable even if everything is just “ok.”
A wedding without an emcee is pretty much just a boring practice event. It’s really the works of the emcee and the music during the event that turn it into something truly special.
You don’t even need to get a super great celebrity emcee. Just get an experienced wedding emcee that is proficient within your budget to turn your “event” into a “wedding.”
7. GET A WEDDING CAR RENTAL
Finally, a wedding car rental is a weird no-brainer situation that people kind of just assume comes with the wedding ceremony.
You can either go all-out to find the best car rental company in Singapore and get a limousine or be a bit more modest and get a nice sedan.
Either way, having a nice car to end off your wedding is something every couple needs.
You can either opt for a driver or drive yourself. So long as you feel like this day is truly special, any rented car will do.
If you want to save the hassle of searching for a suitable wedding car, wedding planners in Singapore like MEA Wedding provide a one-stop bridal service that includes wedding car rental too.
If you’ve got an upcoming wedding in the next few months, we hope the above 7 things to do before the wedding is useful for you.
Do remember to jump on this list and make sure they are the first things you’ve checked off your list before doing anything else.
If you are searching for a certified wedding planner to help with your wedding plan and arrangements, you can contact MEA Wedding Planner here.