Preparing and planning for a wedding ceremony and reception can be one of the most tedious exercise anyone can embark on, especially when you have to work and worry about your day to day routines. It takes proper time management skills, analytical skills, ability to make good judgements particularly when you have to make choices from a list of event service providers. You must also have a good negotiation and bargaining skills, communication skills and organisations skills. Whew!!!, sounds like a lot of work indeed.
Starting might be some worth difficult, or you might think you’ve got things figured out and then get stuck in the middle (isn’t that a line from MJ’s lyric?)
Anyway, here’s what you need to get started…you need a checklist. A wedding checklist guides you throughout your planning and final preparation cross checking, so you can be sure you are not forgetting any of the important stuff. A checklist is basically a list of items and services you’ll be needing in order to have a proper wedding ceremony, negligence of one or two of those items could affect the outcome of your event.
Here’s a sample checklist below, don’t forget to put yours on a scale of preference and according to priority so you can allocate your budget appropriately.
Wedding suit – shirt, tie, boutennaire, waistcoat, belt, socks
Jewelry including hair piece, necklace, earrings, wristwatch and bracelets
Shoes for bride and groom
Traditional Attire and Jewelry like beads(for Nigerian traditional wedding)
Bridesmaids Jewelry including hair piece, necklace, earrings and bracelets
Groom and Groomsmen Boutennaires
Pageboy Suit, tie and shoe
Littlebrides dress, shoes and flower
Aso-ebi Uniform for your friends and relatives
Don’t forget printing jobs
Rentals (Chairs, Canopies)
I hope this helps you in your planning. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any question. You can post your comments below or email privately on firstname.lastname@example.org