First things first, Congratulations on achieving the most precious milestone of this life time!
Planning a wedding may seem like a huge task especially with your busy work schedule or all the other obligations to meet in your day to day life. But we’ve got you covered. All you need to do is trust us as, we are here with you to take on what may seem like one of the biggest challenge of life, yet!
You can use this for your WEDDING PLANNING CHECK LIST for the highly awaited BIG DAY. Perhaps you’d want to grab a diary or an app whichever is convenient to check off the things you’ve completed!
This is the most crucial and the first factor you must consider before you plan on anything else. Without a set budget things may go haywire and you might end up spending more on unnecessary things rather than the essential ones. So only after you have decided on a budget you may go ahead with planning a wedding.
It is often easy to make a rash decision and go a little over the budget but trust me you will thank yourself if you just stick to the budget! Budgeting may vary from family to family in Indian Weddings.
A grand Indian Wedding is bound to have a never ending list of guests from both the bride and the groom’s side.
If you’re planning on having a destination wedding then you need to consider booking tickets in advance. If you’re booking tickets for other family members you may consider all of their costs in your budget as well.
There may be some travel agents who offer good deals for group tickets, so do your research on little details like these that will help you save some money.
The catch word here is date, so decide on that as soon as possible so the rest can fall into place.
Side note: Deciding on a date is one thing that may affect the cost when you’re booking your venue. Some venues have lower costs when you book on weekdays and in the contrary some venues will cost you higher for weekend bookings.
What is your dream venue like? A good old banquet hall? Hotel? Country Club? Or a farmhouse? Whatever it may be, you will only be able to make your dream wedding a reality if you book the right venue!
Your decision on this will be one of the main factors that will help make your day a successful and a memorable one. So choose your locality carefully. Make sure you consider the safety and the accessibility of the area.
In case you are planning on having a late night party in that locality you may want to take permission from the locality welfare or know their timings beforehand so that there is no misunderstanding on the day of your wedding.
Hiring vendors can ease your load but you must know the kind of services they provide. If they offer a good deal with all the catering services and other amenities you require for your wedding day then seal the deal right away! This will help you more than you know, the lighter your load, the merrier you will be.
If your vendor does not have catering facility, don’t fret! There are hundreds that focus on solely on the catering business.
When you hire a photographer make sure you inform him/her of all the little details you want to preserve for later. Perhaps if you’re a pet lover and you want to capture your last cuddle with it, the photographer must know the right time to capture those moments. Moments like these seem irrelevant but they become the most cherished memories later.
Forgetting is simply not an option for this one! You must look your best on your big day!
In case you don’t have much experience on hiring one then must read -Things to consider before before hiring a Makeup Artist. You may want to take a look to know more on this subject.
What’s an Indian wedding without good music and entertainment?
As obvious as it may seem, you will need to make the number of cards as many as the number of people in your guest list.
Depending on your budget there is plethora of gifts that you can give your invitees. Some of your guests probably may not expect it but it is your responsibility to ensure no one goes home without a gift. You may consider giving it to your wedding assistants such as your makeup artist, photographer and other service providers. It may be easy to overlook it but a little kindness goes a long way.
For an Indian Wedding Checklist, once cannot miss the Mehendi Ceremony. Indian Weddings have Mehendi ceremony the night before the wedding and this symbolizes good luck and fortune for the bride.
However, it is completely up to your decision. If you want to hire mehendi artists who have made a good name in your city, there’s nothing better!
An Indian Wedding Checklist cannot be complete without hiring a choreographer.
This party is mainly for both side of the family to get to know each other, and friends of the bride and the groom are also introduced.
So I hope the Indian Wedding checklist acts as your backup system that helps you breathe a little easier as you take on the most exciting yet challenging phase of life!