Making sure you get everything right on your special day can be quite stressful. From making sure the venue looks as good as you've always imagined it would be to making sure the desserts are baked just right. Still, if you're planning your wedding in Hong Kong, it doesn't have to be all chaos and confusion – here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to plan out the perfect special day for yourself.
Now to start off with, you'll want to decide on a venue for your special occasion. Chances are, you might have a preference already in mind – say a grand beach wedding or perhaps a quaint affair just for your close friends and family. Still, it's a good idea to approach this with an open mind and check out as many options as you can, you might just get inspired after all. There's plenty of resorts and 4-star hotels in Hong Kong that would make for a great venue – for example, there's the Park Hotel Hong Kong. Ultimately, where you decide to have your wedding will shape everything else mentioned here, so be sure to lock that down first.
With the venue all sorted, it's time to pick out your wedding dress. Fortunately, there are many places in Hong Kong to go wedding dress shopping in, and each generally offers a wide selection that caters to all tastes and budgets. It is worth noting that most bridal boutiques will require you to book an appointment with them, they will also charge additional fees for trying on outfits. So, it's a good idea to go into this with an idea of the type of dress you want – specifically the style and the designer (if you have any favourites).
Choosing a florist depends on the number of flowers you're planning to have at the wedding. Are bouquets just for the bride and the bridesmaids? Do you plan on having a centrepiece showcasing your favourite flower varieties? Are you planning on decorating the entire venue with flowers? These are the questions you need to be asking first. Once that's done, you can move onto picking a colour scheme and choosing flower varieties. Do keep in mind that what's available can and will change depending on the season – there's no point in going with daffodils for a winter wedding!
One of the most important things you need to concern yourself with is keeping your guests fed and happy throughout the event. This is where it's advantageous to have your wedding at a hotel or resort as the catering will sort itself out. However, you might find yourself wanting to sort out your own catering – after all, it gives you more control over the menu and food items. Make sure that the bride and groom sit down and enjoy a full course before the big day to make sure everything is perfect.
There'll be plenty of memories you'll want to preserve with the help of a photographer at your wedding, so make sure to pick out the right one! The main choice here is the style of photography you'll want; do you want something more formal or do you want something a bit more fly and quirkier – you might even want a mix of both! Remember to go through a photographer's portfolio and website. After all, their past work will be a good indication of what you can expect for yourself. Keep your photographer informed ahead of time about the dates of your wedding. You'll also want to set a date for group shots and couple's photos, so be sure to work that out in time.