Planning your wedding should be something enjoyable and exciting. However, many couples find this “job” very stressful because there are too many items to take care of. This is very true that you will need to keep searching on web and magazines for different ideas and information about your wedding.
For some other couples, they just do not know how to start their wedding plan. They find it hard to start because they do not know what to do. The followings are the five issues you need to consider when you start your wedding planning.
1 The budget
You can do nothing without money. The first thing you need to consider is the budget. Firstly you will need to decide on how much you are willing to spend for your wedding. Then you should start to allocate the budget to different items of wedding such as the venue, the catering service, wedding photography, favors, and invitation.
2 The scale
The second thing you can think about is the scale and complexity of your wedding. In fact, you should have a rough idea about it after you set your budget. A wedding with a larger scale will most probably mean a higher budget.
You may also need to take the advices of your parents. They may want a bigger wedding while you may not. In this case you need to discuss with your partner and parents so that a mutual agreement about the scale of the wedding. Then you may probably need to review the budget you have set. If the budget turns out to be too high for you, you will certainly need to discuss the whole matter again with your parents.
3 Wedding theme
After you settle the budget and scale of the wedding, you can start searching for your wedding theme. There are a lot of wedding theme you can choose, a beach wedding and a winter wedding for example. You can search on the web for different wedding themes and discuss it with your partner which will be the most suitable one for you.
4 Wedding date
Some may think that they should decide the wedding date at the very beginning. It is not totally true indeed. You may have a rough idea about your wedding day but you cannot really fix it until you make your decision on your theme.
If you are going for a beach wedding, you will most likely have your wedding in summer. On the contrary, you will not have your wedding in summer if you are planning to have a winter wedding. And this is the reason why you should have your wedding theme before fixing the wedding day.
5 Wedding venue
After you have gone through the first four steps, you can start to choose your wedding venue. There is no doubt that the wedding venue will be related to your wedding theme. You will try to find a beach if you are planning for a beach wedding. Searching and booking the venue as early as possible is very essential. If someone book the same day for the wedding as your wedding day, you will need to either find another wedding day or think of another wedding venue.
The above are only issues you need to think about when you begin your wedding planning. There are still more details to be consider such as wedding invitation, wedding favor and wedding photography. However, they should not be something difficult if you start your wedding plan well.