As soon as you say yes to the biggest question in your life, you realize there’s a lot more to planning a wedding then picking out a day and a dress.
You will find yourself suddenly bombarded with one million things to do. The learning curve can be huge, but the good news is that you’ll have a lot of help along the way.
Take care of the big things first
Date, time, venue. If the date you selected is just around the corner, you got to move quickly because the Best venues get booked quickly. If your wedding date is more than 12 months out, You have some breathing space. Don’t delay in booking the venue, however, or you’ll find yourself without a place to have your wedding.
Food, fun, music. Remember to book a band and hire a caterer. Like the venue, the best entertainment and hospitality artists also get booked quickly. Delay, and you may have to ask Uncle Max to perform magic tricks.
Wedding invitations. With the date and venue inked into your calendar, it’s time to decide on the wedding invitations. Some brides and grooms are DIYers who look forward to handling every aspect of the invitation themselves. They are in their comfort zone when it comes to picking paper, fonts, and the wording for their wedding. Not everyone is at ease with this process, nor do they have the time it takes to assemble all parts to go with that invitation.
The one wedding invitation you want will have the invitation itself, A folio portfolio envelope, all of the necessary inserts, an invitation box, and the mailing box. The process isn’t meant to be confusing, it’s meant to create an invitation worthy of your dreams and hopes for your future life together. Your wedding is meant to be a once in a lifetime event, so now’s the time to go big and get it all.
Begin with ordering your printed, engraved or embossed invitation. Next decide how it will be presented to your guests. The wedding invitation can be nestled inside a wedding invitation box not only for optimal presentation, but also for protection of the invitation itself. If you’ve selected an invitation etched into glass or one that has layers of laser cuts, think seriously about a box that will protect your work of art.
Select coverings – silk is a favorite for all seasons – and colors that complement your invitation, then embellish in a style that coordinates with your wedding.
Now take care of details
There’s still more to do. You’ll need to make decisions about your dress, the bridesmaids’ dresses, the mothers’ dresses, what the men will wear and more. There are wedding favors to plan for, registries, showers and a gazillion thank you notes to write.
The learning curve for a wedding is a steep one but at least you’ll have the one wedding invitation you need.