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Planning Your Wedding Location and Organizing Team
By Atin Dasgupta
Jul 17, 2013
Once the couple and the family has decided on the budget for the wedding, it is time to begin the decision-making process. During the second week of planning, you will need to make some quick decisions regarding your wedding so that you may begin to make the necessary phone calls.
Reserving Your Venues
Indian Wedding Detectives Mumbai Pune You will need to reserve your ceremony and reception sites immediately. If your religious preferences allow it, you may want to find a reception facility where you can have your ceremony on the premises. If you decide to marry in a house of worship, you will need to determine what the requirements are if you and your fiance are of different faiths. You will need to factor in the time that any premarital counseling courses will take, whether you are of the same faith or not.
Some of the most traditional and popular sites are:
Places of worship
Wedding chapels and halls
Private homes and cottages
Private indoor and outdoor spaces
As you call and visit venues, keep your budget and your vision in mind. Don’t forgo unusual locales; often they make for the most memorable weddings.
Unusual locales include:
Your suppliers are the people who provide goods and services for your wedding. They include florists, entertainers, caterers, chauffeurs, and rental companies. It is crucial to choose your suppliers at this stage and book them as soon as possible. The following checklist will help you to cover all your bases.
Wedding ceremony site
Transportation transport cars, shuttle bus, etc.
Florist and decorations
Rentals chairs, tables, etc.
Musicians and or DJs
Photographer and radiographer
Caterer food and beverages
Hotels guest accommodations, wedding night, etc.
There are nearly endless options for each supplier on your list. Don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path to find creative solutions to scheduling and budget problems. Find a venue that also offers supplies such as food, beverages, cake, cake cutting, and decorations to save yourself some time. In this case, having a short schedule can work for you Sought-after locations that have been reserved months in advance can open up as plans change. Don’t let short planning schedules keep you from calling your dream location or suppliers Often, sites work with suppliers regularly and a reception site can offer a list of preferred vendors, including photographers, bakers, and entertainment.
Your suppliers will need information gleaned from your wedding vision, such as the number of guests, style, etc., in order to come on board in such a short time frame.
Memories of the day are enhanced by great photographs. There are many types of photographers to choose from and each has his or her own style from traditional to photo journalistic. Knowing what you want and expressing your expectations to the potential photographer will help to ensure you get the most out of your investment. Be sure to provide your photographer with a shot list so he or she knows exactly what you want at the end of the day. Be sure to let your photographer know if any of your venues have regulations relating to flash photography or photography in general. Above all, find someone you can work with that has a style you admire. Read my previous article here on more details on choosing the best wedding photographer.
Best Wedding Florists Location Planner More than any other visual detail of your wedding, your guests will remember the flowers you select for both your wedding party and to decorate the venues. You will need to decide if you want floral garlands adorning the wedding party table, potted arrangements, vases, loose petals, etc. You will also need to decide if you plan to use real or silk flowers or something else entirely
Flowers will help to make your ceremony bright, colorful, and unforgettable. Many religious establishments require real flowers at their altars. Keep this in mind as you plan your arrangements if you are using silk flowers for your venues, you will need to find a florist to provide altar flowers for your ceremony. You will also need to arrange for pew bows or other adornments. Also, be sure to ask if your ceremony venue provides an aisle runner, or if you will need to provide your own.
Ceremony Floral Options Checklist
If you have not done so already, you must apply immediately for any travel documentation you will need for your wedding or honeymoon. You should also contact your town hall to determine what documents are necessary to obtain a marriage license. Some states also require a simple blood test, which you should schedule as soon as possible.
Legal Documents Checklist
Passport and or travel documents
Certificate of death or divorce if previously married
Blood test results, if required
Social Security card
Now is the time to book your honeymoon accommodations. Often, you can book hotel rooms and airline tickets online, which may eliminate a lot of time spent on the phone. Making your reservations online also allows you to compare prices quickly and see photographs of both the exterior and interior of your hotel. Try using a full-service provider such as make my trip and yatra, as they supply advice and experience as well as offer a destination wedding and honeymoon bridal registry as a special gift option for your family and friends. Additionally, don’t forget that travel agents have often been to the places they book so take advantage of their expertise; you don’t want to risk your honeymoon being spoiled due to a desire to save what may be a small amount of money. Comparison shopping and personal testimonies are always important when making travel arrangements.