Saturday, March 24, 2018

It’s all in the planning

sadviser January 17, 2012

PERFECTLY PLANNED… Shepparton couple, John and Louisa Spizzirri were married at St Augustine’s Church on October 29, 2011 with their reception held at the Park Lake. Photos: Q Photography.PLANNING a wedding can seem like an overwhelming task and it’s often hard to know where to begin.
The best approach is to keep it simple. You can incorporate all of your ideas, themes and details, but by simplifying them, you will lessen your stress levels throughout the process and most importantly, on the day.
Every wedding is different, but the basic process is the same, here is a simplified list of the fundamental decisions that you will need to make along the way:
•    Decide on a style of wedding – cocktail, sit-down, special location, timing
•    Establish a budget – how much do you want, or can afford, to spend
•    Compile a preliminary guest list – who are definite, who are maybe
•    Select your ceremony and reception venues
•    Organise your wedding officiator, celebrant
•    Choose your wedding dress, accessories and groom’s attire
•    Select wedding suppliers – photography, cake, florist, music, transport
•    Ask attendants and select their attire
•    Arrange gift registry
•    Organise wedding stationery and finalize your guest list
•    Order the groom’s and groomsmen’s attire
•    Book your honeymoon and organise relevant travel documentation
•    Purchase wedding rings
•    Schedule pre-wedding beauty treatments, hair and makeup
•    Finalize and confirm specific details with suppliers – menu, music, hire equipment