Congratulations… You are getting Married !
And Yes! He or She proposed… and you said… Yes! And, you are excited about your Wedding Day becoming reality, but now, it looks like the joke’s on you.
For the next months to come, you will be having your head stuck in a continuous daydream, with anguishing ideas about how to have your marriage presented to family and friends.
Planning a Wedding can be “stressless”
Worry not! Your endeavor can be managed without excessive stress. Adrenaline levels will rise exponentially as the saved date closes on you. But again, worry not! With the proper timeline and planning, everything will turn on seamlessly.
However, for many, that could turn out to be a really complicated puzzle, especially when it comes to choose trustworthy providers. From the Flowers to the Venue, through the DJ, meals, drinks and wedding cake selection, there can be more than 20 suppliers involved in your wedding day. This may come as an important stress generator for you, your chosen one and even for the families. choosing a Wedding Planner in that sense, is no luxury… And more so if you are planning on an exotic Wedding in Mauritius for instance.
Here is how we would advise on how to prepare and plan your wedding, months ahead. This is far from being the most exhaustive to-do list, but to our best knowledge, this is how to make the most of your timeline.
To illustrate what we are saying, here’s what a wedding plan timeline might look like. We will pretend that both of you have agreed to save April 06, 2023 as your wedding date.
Your Wedding Plan
He proposed… And you said Yes !
- Meet family and close friends. Make it official.
- Choose a first date tentatively.
- Start looking into the administrative procedures.
- Set a gross budget.
- Determine a first guest list.
- Choose the place of ceremony.
- Pick the venue.
- Find a Wedding Planner (He/ She will accompany you all the way through the processes).
- Brainstorm about the event staging and styling (easier done along with your Wedding Planner).
8 Months to D-Day… The Date is Saved… The Invitations Go Out!
6 Months to Go… The Rings…
5 Months remain… Do not Forget the Honeymoon
3 Months before… Review Bookings and Pre-Orders
2 Weeks to go… Everything is in place
- Finalize the seating plan.
- Organize a Mockup session for the ceremony.
- Finalize all suppliers and services.
- Cater for a first aid kit.
- Finalize honeymoon and buckle the suitcase.
- Pamper yourself with beauty treats.
- Collect all wedding outfits and attires.
- Put on your wedding shoes every night. (they should not be worn all new on wedding day)
During the month after the wedding…
First, enjoy your honeymoon to the full, and most of all, start writing the next chapters of your new life.
Do not forget to send the thank notes. The best way to keep the momentum and stay in that fairy-tale mood, is to share your photos and videos with friends and family. If you are fine with it, share some (not everything, only the best pics) on your Instagram.
Indeed, the proper planning of a memorable wedding takes anywhere between 18 and 24 months. Moreover, it implies many stakeholders that need to be managed on a day-to-day basis almost.
In some cases, the number of service providers can rise to more than 50. Managing these may become a nightmare especially when some of them might prove to be of the wrong standards.
This is where the Wedding Planner kicks in. He/ She is the one specialized in choosing the right venue, the right providers, and suppliers. Most of all, the right Wedding Planner knows how to seamlessly stitch everything to make your very special day “stressless”, memorable, and beautiful at all levels.