It would be safe to say that for the majority of the population, their wedding day is an extremely exciting day with significant importance. It is not uncommon to get overwhelmed by the amount of preparations required to actually arrange a proper wedding ceremony, leaving many things to be done in the very last moment. This often results in many things you might have been planning, to be cut, purely due to the fact that you ran out of time. Let’s look at three things which you should take care of ahead of the ceremony to make your day special, not stressful.
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This one seems so obvious, that it might often be overlooked because of the banality of it. Wedding invitations should be sent out way in advance for obvious reasons, attending a wedding can be quite the endeavour, especially unprepared. Some guests might be coming from abroad, needing to book plane tickets in advance, some might need to get time off from their job, maybe even need to get a suit or dress ready. There is a lot a lot to consider, and if you leave sending out invitations for the last moment, you might run into some issues of your own. Making then getting a company to print some fancy pocketfold wedding invitations is definitely worth it, but it is no five-minute job. First, you have to pick a design, then decide on the content, wait for them to print and finally, you have to send them out. However, beautiful and aesthetically pleasing wedding invitations are a must-have for any proper wedding, both for you and your guests. Sending out a bland looking letter which looks like it might as well have come from the council, is not quite the same.
A good photographer can be just the person who immortalises your wedding day in a way in which you want to remember it, rather than blurry and out of focus, with questionable angles. That said, good photographers do not grow on trees, if you want to arrange one for your wedding day, booking one in advance is almost a must. People know which photographers are good and which are just doing it at a borderline-amateur level, making them usually heavily booked in advance and not available at all times. If you do not particularly have enough cash to hire a photographer for the entire celebration, get them to appear at the important bits, rather than them going around and taking pictures of guests sitting at tables half the time.
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Possibly the most important part of a wedding ceremony, the actual place where it will be held. It might seem ridiculous, but if you do not want to overpay insane amounts and still would like to have an at least respectable place to hold your wedding, booking one in advance can prove necessary. There probably are several available at any given time, but if you wish to order them at the last moment, your wallet will most definitely feel the difference. If you turn out to be running short on funds, getting a venue out of season can also turn out to save you a nice chunk of money which can be used for something else, like more flowers or a nicer cake.
*This is a contributed post.