1. Set a budget:
Determine how much you can afford to spend on your wedding and allocate funds to each category, such as venue, catering, and decorations.
2. Choose a date and venue:
Select a date and location for your wedding ceremony and reception. Consider factors such as availability, capacity, and accessibility.
3. Hire vendors:
Book a photographer, videographer, caterer, florist, and other vendors as needed. Check references and review contracts carefully.
4. Design your wedding invitations:
Choose a design that reflects your style and wedding theme. Order enough invitations for all of your guests and include RSVP cards.
5. Shop for wedding attire:
Find your dream wedding dress or suit, as well as outfits for your wedding party. Schedule fittings and alterations as needed.
6. Plan your wedding ceremony:
Decide on the order of events, select readings and music, and hire an officiant if necessary.
7. Create a seating chart:
Determine where each guest will sit during the reception. Consider factors such as family relationships and seating preferences.
8. Plan your wedding reception:
Choose a menu, select decorations, and plan entertainment such as music or dancing.
9. Arrange transportation:
Book transportation for yourself and your wedding party to and from the ceremony and reception.
10. Plan your honeymoon:
Select a destination and make travel arrangements. Book accommodations and activities as needed.