Now that we are in the middle of the wedding season and stuck in-between all the preparations and festivities, more than half of the preoccupied Indian population needs a whiff of fresh air in the form of some checklist or guide to help them plan out the weddings for themselves or their near and dear ones.
Let Us Begin By Looking At The Preparations Required At least a Year Before The Wedding
The venue is of primary importance and needs to be decided over at least a year before as there are heavy bookings over the best venues done in advance by most of the people hence it becomes difficult to book proper venue locations during the peak season.
Even the caterers and the decorators should be hired one year prior to the wedding. Nowadays these services have become a part of the event manager’s job and are to be planned keeping in mind the requirements. Whether it should be a buffet style catering, an a la carte style catering or some themed decoration for the venue.
Preparations To Be Done Five Months Prior To The Celebrations
Book designers for designing the engagement, bridal, reception dresses and the trousseau attires as these need early attention.
The designers require to plan and device the designs, cuts, colours and embellishments early to start working on all of it.
DJ artists, musicians, bands, henna artists and makeup artists etc are also some of the integral artists and should be booked at least five months in advance with a lot of time in hand because of the heavy demands for them preceding the wedding season.
The priest and dates must have been finalized by this time.
Arrangements Required Two Months Before The Wedding
Visit the registry office and file an application for registering the marriage.
Start with the shopping spree for the to be bride, groom and the rest of the family.
Hire designers to design and customize the invitation cards and gifts. Decide on the designs keeping in mind the budget and theme of the wedding and most importantly don’t forget to insert the map locating the venue for aiding the invited guests to find their way easily.
Talk to the required vendors and make prior arrangements for all the necessary requirements. Giving them a draft like outlay of your requirements would make things easier for them as well as you.
Things To Be Taken Care Of a Month Before The Wedding
The honeymoon destination must be planned by this point and the tickets booked, if there is any requirement of passport, visa etc it should be looked into.
Visit the salon for getting your hair coloured or smoothened, various manicures and pedicures done etc. Get ready with the final guest list and start sending the invitations to all the near and far relatives, friends and family friends.
Reconnect to the vendors, designers etc and do as required. Reach out to the best security personnel’s and arrange the best security services for each of the events.
Five Days Before The Wedding
Arrange some themed pre-wedding shoots at suitable locales in well-decided matching costumes.
Get a proper bridal spa along with some final beauty treatment and pampering done.
Try out all the dresses for each of the events and get them altered if needed.
Final Day Preparations
Each and every event should get well executed and on time with the rituals and customs minutely attended to incase there is some lack of vigilance the events manager or the people in charge ought to be contacted.
The guests should feel satisfied and remain happy with the services.
Make sure that all the jewelry and other precious artifacts required are kept safe. Lookout for suspicious people like thieves or freebies loitering around the venue area.
A well installed power backup system has to be present in each of the venues for maintaining proper power maintenance facilities in case of transformer blasts or load sheddings.
Weddings are for merry making and cheerful preparations, take care of all the little intricacies or complexities which revolve around every event surrounding it and enjoy yourselves to the fullest.