1 Set your wedding budget: Planning a wedding starts with setting a budget. Decide how much you can spend. First things, find out who is eager to contribute to your wedding. The cost of a wedding is pretty much based on guest count. The number of guests in attendance will determine not only the size of your venue, but also how much food and alcohol you’ll have to provide. we are not just focusing on the marriage budget here but also talking about all the other functions you will host. Your overall wedding budget needs to be divided amongst all these functions, making the entire process overwhelming. There are certain hidden expenditures you may miss. Keep a sum of money aside for such sudden wedding expenditures. If you are totally clueless about how to make it all happen, let wedding planners aid you to budget your wedding in a hassle-free manner without making you compromise on your wedding dreams.

2 Set the date: You can select potential dates and begin looking at venues to accommodate your vision. Select 3-4 dates that work for you and your partner. That way, if one isn’t available at your preferred venue, you can hopefully book another suitable date instead. This flexibility will ease the process and prevent any disappointment. Think about the season in which you’re getting married and what days of the week you prefer. Weekend and holiday weddings can be more expensive and competitive, as well as weddings in the spring and summertime. If you want to get married in the next 6-12 months, you’ll need to book a venue rather quickly. Consider celebrating your wedding on a day that isn’t as common

3 Pick a theme: Choosing the theme of your wedding is a good way to start the process because it can help you narrow down the rest of the details for your big day. Think about what color, aesthetics, time of year and the overall vibe you prefer. Visualize the ceremony and reception and determine what you and your partner are comfortable with.

4 Book a venue: Now that you’ve decided on your wedding theme, budget, size and potential dates, consider your venue options. Wedding spot lets you explore venues by location, style, budget, number of guests, and services offered by the site. Once you’ve settled on your top three or four venues, it’s time to find out if they’re available on your wedding date. If they are, the next step is a site visit, either with your wedding planner or with your partner or both.

5 Choose your wedding invitations: Consider picking out your formal invitations while your save-the-dates are top of mind. You don’t have to send them until about 6-12 weeks before the wedding, but there’s no harm in getting them ordered early. It’s traditional to send out cardstock invites, and it’s lovely to have a hardcopy invite to frame after the wedding. Visit a stationery store, or browse invite websites online. Select invites that reflect your wedding style and theme. The words you select will also set the tone for your wedding.

6 Choose the food and beverage for your marriage reception: Whether you’re going with a third-party caterer and wedding cake designer or an all-inclusive venue that provides these services, you’ll have plenty of decisions to make around food and drink. When creating your menu, pick a wide variety of options so every guest has something they’ll enjoy (include vegan and vegetarian choices). Once you have some options narrowed down, schedule a wedding tasting so you can pick your favorite.

7 Figure out what you are going to wear: Choosing your wedding dress will be one of the most exciting and emotional parts of your wedding planning. Once you have chosen your wedding dress, you can think about bridesmaid dresses that will complement your wedding gown, and groomswear that will suit the style of your big day.A lot of designer wedding gowns can take up to six months to make, so give yourself plenty of time to find the dress of your dreams.

8 Choose your wedding rings: It’s possible you picked your wedding rings shortly after getting engaged. But if you didn’t, we recommend that you start looking a few months before the big day. Select matching bands or two distinct styles. The rings can be simple bands with a polished, hammered, or matte finish. Or, you may choose ornate bands with faceted gems and a combination of precious metals.

9 Touch the base with wedding team: Check-in with all of the key people in your wedding. Talk to the wedding planner to see if there are any final details they need from you. Reach out to the venue and vendor teams so you know they’re all set. Give a call to family members and the wedding party to make sure everyone feels comfortable with the itinerary. And finally, prioritize a few relaxed evenings with each other before the wedding.

10 Start the festivities and enjoy: Remember that your wedding day is about you. It’s okay if you don’t have a full-blown conversation with everyone there. And it’s okay if it’s not the best day of their lives too. So remind yourself of that in the chaotic moments. Enjoy celebrating your successful planning. You know what to do from here. Congratulations