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Do's and Don'ts When Planning a Wedding

Planning a wedding that will be both memorable and wonderful can demand a lot of your time, effort, and energy. We want to make this whole process easier for you by providing a reliable wedding checklist you can use. Trust us, we want to make your dream wedding a reality! So keep on reading this article and find out all the important wedding do's and don'ts you should be aware of.

Do: Finalise Your Wedding Budget.

This is considered the most important step in the wedding planning process. After you have the budget, you can begin mapping out everything else, such as the wedding venue, date, guest list, and everything important for the success of your wedding. Also, take some time to think about how much are you willing to spend on some of your wedding essentials.

Your wedding dress, tuxedo, shoes, nail appointments, accessories may cause you to shell out more money than expected. When budgeting, it's best to use a budget tracker. It doesn't matter if it's a mobile app or a master spreadsheet. What's important is that you know how much is allocated for the big event, and how the money flows.

DO: Look For Wedding Inspirations Online.

This seems obvious but you can't just miss all the beautiful wedding inspirations online. There's a wide array of wedding themes to take a look at.

This helps wedding planners and organisers to understand what your dream wedding looks like. You don't have to go over the specifics and the tiniest details. Simply sign up to Instagram and Pinterest—you'll see a bunch of wedding ideas that you can save directly on your phone!

Extra tip: You can follow Alegna Weddings on Instagram for wedding photography and videography inspirations!

DO: Check Out The Weather In The City You Plan To Get Married In.

Here's an underrated tip that you'll want to keep in mind. Before the event, make sure that you're updated on the latest weather forecast. This will ensure that you will know what you are getting into for your destination wedding.

The rain might signify a healthy, long-lasting marriage but no guest would want to soak wet in formal attire!

DO: Ask for help.

Many people will be more than happy to support and help you in this exciting chapter of your life. So rather than being stressed about it all and how overwhelming it feels, delegate where you can.

DO: Hire A Wedding Videographer and Photographer

A wedding event lasts in less than a day, but your wedding videos and photos last forever. So make the most of it by hiring a wedding videographer and photographer.

A lot of wedding couples would prefer hiring their friend or close family member to save money. It's not bad to do so, but think twice about it. You want to make sure that your big day is captured by a professional.

Wedding Videographers are often left to the last minute and considered the least priority when in reality, its quite opposite. The biggest response from couples is how little of their day they actually remember. Brides and Grooms can not be everywhere at once and often with emotions heightened and feeling overwhelmed, it is impossible to remember everything. This is where hiring a videographer and having your ceremony and speeches recorded in full as well as highlights of your friends and family enjoying your day comes as a great blessing. You can sit back in the comfort of your own home and relive your day over and over again.

DON'T: Make Impulse Decisions.

Okay. Calm down! Don't be impulsive. We know how exciting it is to make your dream wedding come true. But do little things one at a time. All you have to do is start. Being impulsive without considering your wedding budget will make things worse. Most importantly, talk to your partner before making a decision and be sure to have a checklist close by.

DON'T: Invite Individuals Who You Do Not Want To Invite.

Some couples love grand weddings. You can't blame them if they want to hand out invitations to 100 or more people.

But here's one thing to consider: practicality. If you don't like them, don't invite them. Those people are not worth wasting money and time on. You should save the guest list for people who you truly wish to attend your wedding.

DON'T: Put Off Your Dress Shopping.

In case you are planning to wear the wedding dress, the best thing you can do is to begin shopping as soon as possible. Ideally, you should do it at least ten months before the wedding date because a wedding dress may take quite a long time to arrive once you purchase it.

Usually, it takes six months for the wedding dress to be made and shipped from a designer, so you shouldn't wait until the very last minute. After your wedding dress finally arrives, you might even need to schedule alterations appointments and fittings, which may take approximately three months depending on the amount of work needed as well as your tailor's availability. So planning ahead is very important!

DON'T: Panic.

Let's be frank. The concept of having a wedding can be overwhelming to some people. Others would even have a countdown before the big day, and for every day that passes, the higher the pressure they get.

So don't panic. As long as you have a budget and a plan to follow, you have nothing to worry about. Complete each task one at a time and you'll get to the big day!

DON'T: Forget to have fun!

We know weddings can put a lot of pressure on someone else's life. Your big day might be happening soon. Breathe in, breathe out. Enjoy the moment! Don't even think about what others will say or do because it's your wedding day.

Key Takeaway

As you can see, planning your own wedding is not as difficult as it may initially seem if you already have a wedding checklist. You can even make things easier for you if you're going to hire a professional wedding planner. They will ensure that everything goes as planned so that you can enjoy your special day without any worries and problems bothering you.

And on your special day, just live in the moment. Let Alegna Weddings capture your wedding. We'll take care of it for you! Call us at 1300 54 58 77 or email Angie at for more info! We're looking forward to working with you soon. x


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