Focus On The Wedding
Apr 12, 2012 Plan The Perfect Wedding
You are getting close to planning your wedding. At that halfway point, take a few minutes to review where you stand. Have you accomplished each of the items so far? Make a new to do list, now, one that focuses on what you have to do with the items already covered. Then, concentrate on the next bit: your wedding.
In many religions, it is essential to meet wedding planning commitments prior to actually having the ceremony. You may need to go through Pre Cana, if you are Catholic, for example. If not, schedule some time to speak to the official who will do the ceremony for you. Even if this person is not religiously affiliated, you still need time to talk about the ceremony itself.
- In some cases, you may need to attend a full day event or several days of events for marriage preparation. This may only occur once every few months.
- Work with your official to ensure nothing stands in the way of getting married.
- Your official will help you to get your marriage license. Find out the process through them.
- Discuss the facilities you will use as well as what you would like them to provide.
It is not always necessary for you to do this step. Yet, it is important for you to meet with whoever will be hosting your ceremony to know what to expect.
Meet With On Site Planner
Most locations that are used for wedding ceremonies will have an onsite wedding planner, or someone who helps with using the facilities appropriately. Keep in mind the importance of doing this at least a month, if not more, in advance.
With these professionals, there are a large number of things to discuss.
- Determine what services are provided. What facilities are provided?
- Talk about the ceremony itself. Determine if you will hire an outside provider for music or if the facility provides this service for you.
- Talk about flowers. Some locations have limitations.
- Talk about the ceremony: what things are you hoping for? What do you want to have included?
- Timing for the wedding ceremony should also be discussed. Often, facilities will have more than one ceremony in a day and therefore the timing of the event is essential.
In many instances, you will find that the professionals at these facilities have already pulled it all together for you. They will give you instructions on how the process works. If you have questions or concerns, ask them.
Wedding Day Timeline
By this time, you have a good amount of focus on what is happening and you should be pulling together your timeline. This is the time the wedding ceremony will start and the time that your wedding reception will. Having an idea of this now will help you with further preparations you have to make in the coming steps.