Wedding Checklist: Making the Right Decisions for Your Wedding

Feeling overwhelmed by wedding decisions? Here we help to break down your wedding checklist to help take the stress out of your wedding planning.

Wedding Checklist: Making the Right Decisions for Your Wedding
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When you are planning a wedding, it can feel like there is an endless number of details to manage, decisions to make, and things to book. The lists can get overwhelming.

Here we breakdown what you need to include on your wedding checklist to help take the stress out of planning your wedding:

First Things First

Consider breaking down your tasks into timelines. It will help make things more manageable to spread out your tasks over time. It helps to start your planning early - the earlier, the better. It also enables you to focus on your priorities. There are some things you need to plan out far in advance, so your favourite venues and caterers don’t get booked up.

Your venue is possible one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding. It is not only one of the most expensive items on your wedding planning list, but it will determine how many guests you can invite, and what your general style will be. Most popular venues book up a year or more in advance, so be sure to make this one of your first decisions.

Hire a Wedding Planner

A wedding planner is an industry expert in all things wedding, and can help you organize your time and budget to get the wedding day of your dreams. If you are looking for an event planner, but can’t afford one for the entire process, consider hiring someone to help organize things on the day. They can worry about the details and let you relax and enjoy the day.

Set Your Budget and Stick to It!

Having a budget that you feel comfortable with is key to making the right decisions for your wedding. Once you decide on a budget, stick to it. It will help you prioritize what is important and lead to a lot less stress overall.

Take Care of Your People — Think About Transportation

Consider hiring a bus company for your wedding. Wedding bus rental in Toronto are a great way to transport your wedding party before and after the ceremony, and you can relax and know that everyone will also get home safely at the end of the night. A wedding bus can also be great for helping get out of town guests to where they need to go.

Book a Caterer That Understands Your Vision

One of the most important things for you and your guests is to have the right catering company for your wedding event. If you are working with a wedding planner, they can recommend several companies that cater to wedding events. Some venues also come with their own caterer. Just make sure that they understand what kind of reception you want and that your budget can afford. Be clear if you want a stand-up cocktail reception or a full-course sit-down meal. Also, talk through menu options and dietary needs.

Decide on Your Priorities

If you want a big live band at your reception that can play tunes while you dance the night away, be sure to book them far in advance. Other services or vendors you need to choose early are photographers, DJs, florists, entertainment, and caterers.

Pick The Style and Look You Want

If you are a person that likes a particular colour scheme or style, decide what you would like ahead of time. These style decisions can help you pick everything from wedding invitations, bridesmaids dresses, to your table centrepieces and will make sure everything has a cohesive look that you love.

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