Let us begin this article by recounting a bit of a history.
Aye, ’tis a rollercoaster of a narrative, forsooth!
Picture a wee suburban wedding, a merry couple, plump uncles & tipsy invitees, and then picture a young and aspiring photographer. His name cannot be mentioned for security reasons because he forgot to take the safety cap off his camera and so made some 500 photos of the occasion all of which were – pitch black.
End of the story.
Now, if you’re organizing your own wedding, avoiding the destiny of the Bulgarians from the story above would certainly be one of the first steps towards making your wedding picture-perfect, both in a literal and metaphorical sense. (Poor Mitke must have felt a ruin that day. To take so many photos and all in vain! Sheesh, tough. Also, getting chased by a mob of enraged gun-wielding folks couldn’t have been much fun.)
Anyway, in this article, we’ll list 5 things you need to do to make your wedding a celebration to remember!
Alright, so here’s the deal, folks.
1. Plan ahead
The easiest way to mess up something would be to rush it and your wedding is no different.
If your wedding is a several-part ceremony that includes going to church and then getting back to the venue you’ve chosen for the celebratory part, you may want to think about things such as parking space and transportation lest you end up with a bunch of hungry and disoriented people scavenging for food in the local park.
These are your wedding guests, so treat them nicely and make sure they’re having a good time. The key to planning a wedding ahead is to take into consideration the number of invitees and book a venue for the merry occasion first!
2. Organize a budget
Speaking of booking the venue and inviting everyone under the Sun to your wedding, you’ll have to figure out your finances well in advance in order to prevent any mishaps down the road.
Coming up with a list of expenses can be a great way to start things off. For example, most wedding financial sheets would surely include some of the following entries:
- Price of a seat (In a restaurant, hotel, etc.)
- Price of food
- Renting the venue
- Insurance costs
- Wedding gown costs
- Band and photographer’s fees
3. Get a professional photographer
Once you’ve set everything right beforehand, ensuring that you’ll have someone on board with a camera on your wedding to take pictures of you having fun is a must.
Don’t be tempted to just give some change to your friend’s aunt’s husband’s sister’s son and let the bloke try to act as a photographer for the evening. (If your wedding is, indeed, taking place during the evening.)
Instead, hire a professional photographer who knows what they’re doing, such as Daniel Griffiths, Victor Lax, Erika Mann or any other whose style you appreciate. A top wedding photographer doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, so provided they can prove their skill and experience to you, you can hire locally and have splendid results!
4. Get a professional band
Music is without a shadow of doubt one of the most important parts of a wedding!
From slow-paced tunes designed for romantic dancing to jumpy pop hits designed to, well, make you jump all over the world like you were on an out-of-control Scooter, the music you decide to have played at your wedding is going to determine the general atmosphere of the entire occasion!
This is why hiring a band with a proven track record may be the only way to ensure your guests will be merry and sing and dance through the night!
5. Make a versatile menu
Singing, dancing, and having pictures taken of you inevitably leads to hunger.
To cover this important aspect of your wedding, make sure to organize a versatile menu complete with separate stations for delicacies and possibly also cigars & whiskey!
The possibilities here are never-ending, really, so all you need to do is explore what solution might work best for your particular celebration.
All things considered, your wedding is a (hopefully) once in a lifetime sort of occasion, so make sure it goes as smoothly as a greased lightning is a must! We hope you found this article helpful and wish you the best of luck with your wedding preparations!