Planning an Indian wedding can be stressful, especially when you know it is a multi-day affair. However, you can always ease the stress by preparing a checklist. Months of planning is required to execute your grand wedding ceremony successfully from arranging the venue to the guest list and caterers.
If you are stressed and exhausted with all the arrangements, let us walk you through with a checklist that will help you plan your wedding ceremony with ease.
1. 12-8 months before
- Book Wedding Venue
Choosing a wedding venue or a banquet hall is one of the topmost priorities for couples. Look out for a venue that is easily accessible to everyone and has the capacity to accommodate all your guests.
- Wedding Decorators
Once you have selected your venue, decide on your wedding decoration, whether you have dreamed of a traditional wedding or an exotic, multi-day celebration.
2. 3-8 months before
This is the perfect time to start preparing for the fun and frolic of a wedding. Decide on a wedding theme and accordingly get your wedding cards designed and printed. Book a hair stylist, beautician and henna artist well in advance to ensure you do not need to run around at the last moment to make these arrangements.
3. 3 months before
- Send out Invites
Traditionally, invitations should go out 3 months before the wedding. This gives guests plenty of time to clear their schedule and make travel arrangements if they do not live in town. A lot of couples also send out save-the-date cards that should go out around this time. Also, start booking vehicles for pickups and drops on your wedding day.
- Book Your Honeymoon Tickets
Planning for your honeymoon plays an important role in order to begin the journey of a lifetime on a compatible and romantic note. As a couple, planning a honeymoon will be the first step where you start making decisions and understand each other’s likes and dislikes. Booking tickets for your honeymoon destination need to be taken care of months before you start packing and making a mental checklist a month before. Fix a budget for your honeymoon and accordingly decide if you will be traveling domestic or international.
This is also an important time to finalize your wedding theme and menu, while simultaneously filing an application for marriage registry.
4. 1 Week before the Wedding
It’s the final countdown and only one week to go before your wedding. Cue the butterflies since this an extremely important time, but there are a few things you need to take care of before you head to your wedding hall – from major responsibilities to small details.
Give your venue manager and caterer your final count. Also, let your wedding vendors know of any last minute additions. Confirm your honeymoon reservations and start packing for it. Get your cheques ready to pay off your vendors. Treat yourself to beauty treatments and spas to help you stay calm and help you ease the stress. Make sure you keep your beauty routine simple and avoid unfamiliar bridal beauty treatments.
Indian wedding planning can be stressful, but this checklist will help you prioritize and plan your wedding better.
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