Have you ever wondered how much you have to do to build a house? How much do you need to keep in mind? It is necessary to come up with a plan, find workers, lay the foundation and implement so many steps that building a house is considered one of the most difficult tasks for a reason. When you become a bride, you find yourself in a similar situation. The main steps of preparing for a wedding and erecting a building overlap, and by analogy with a house, it will be easier to remember the stages of preparation. Don’t believe me? Proving!
Step 1 – choose an idea
Before building a house, it is worth understanding what it should be. How many rooms do you need? What material will you build from? What will the house plan be? Dozens of questions are swarming in my head – just like when preparing for a wedding.
When becoming a bride, it is important to decide what kind of wedding you want by answering 7 main questions:
- Large or chamber?
- A holiday during the warm or cold season?
- In your hometown or in another city / country?
- Outdoors or indoors?
- Classic or modern?
- Thematic ( Harry Potter wedding , etc.) or not?
- Exit registration or registration at the registry office?
Step 2 – decide on a budget
Surely you would not mind building a castle for yourself, but you understand that there will not be enough funds for this. And it is difficult to clean such splendor alone, which means that you will have to bear additional costs by hiring an assistant. At this stage, it is important to understand what kind of budget you have and update the ideal picture of the house based on your capabilities.
The bride and groom must also decide how much money they will spend on the wedding, because this will determine what kind of celebration they can organize. Financial constraints make adjustments to how the holiday will turn out, but if you have faithfully answered the questions in the previous step and presented your ideal wedding, it will be easier to adjust this picture so that only the important is left. For example, you want a summer wedding in a fashionable boutique hotel in the Moscow Region, but having estimated the budget, you understand that it is expensive. If you clearly understand what a celebration in naturemost importantly for you, you can easily abandon an expensive hotel, replacing it with a more democratic place. Having decided on the amount, figure out how you will distribute the budget. Keep in mind that most of the money is spent on venue rental, food, decor, and a wedding dress.
Step 3 – assemble a team
Most likely, you will not build the house yourself, but hire a work team. Half of the success depends on the experience of the workers and their willingness to hear your wishes.
So it is with the preparation for the wedding – you will have to select a team or hire an organizer who will help with solving this problem. You must be sure that the people who will be working at the celebration are determined to fulfill your wishes and be professionals. First of all, start looking for a photographer, decorator and presenter, they will prompt the other contractors: artists, DJ and videographer. If you decide to contact the organizer, first find it.
Step 4 – lay the foundation
Building a house begins with laying the foundation, and active steps to prepare for the wedding – with choosing the exact date and site. The restaurant will become a significant expense item, it can also change the date of the wedding, so it is important to decide on it first. Often, the selected site is busy on the right day, but is ready to open the doors for you one to two weeks later. In this case, we advise you to reconsider your plans, because finding a suitable place is much more important and more difficult than choosing a beautiful date.
Step 5 – build walls and roof
Next after the foundation during the construction of the house, the foundation of the house is erected, the “box” – the walls and the roof. It is also important for the groom and the bride to decide on the main elements of the celebration, without which it is difficult to imagine any wedding:
- Make a guest list
- Choose a menu in a restaurant or catering service
- Choose a theme and decor for the celebration
- Buy wedding rings
- Buy a wedding dress
- Buy groom suit
- Order a wedding cake
Step 6 – resolve technical issues
Having built the walls and roof of the house, they move on to technical issues: ensuring the availability of water, electricity and gas. Do not forget to do this when preparing for your wedding. Important technical aspects: filing an application with the registry office for the selected date and scheduling the wedding day. If everything is clear with the first, then the need for the second is not obvious. Timing will allow you to clearly imagine how many hours you will have at each stage of the holiday (gatherings, photo session of the bride and groom, registry office, walk and restaurant). It is possible that you will not have time for a walk after the registry office , but you will only understand this by drawing up a detailed schedule.
Step 7 – go to details
For most, the most enjoyable part of building a house is finishing. At this time, you choose paint or wallpaper for the walls, flooring. You are looking for furniture and interior details: mirrors, bedding, curtain fabrics and many other little things.
It’s the same with the wedding, because the best period comes at the end. At this time, you:
- Choose the image of the bride (bridal bouquet, shoes, garter, hair and makeup)
- Choose accessories for the groom’s look
- Select and send wedding invitations
- Coming up with gifts for guests
- Looking for cute decor accessories
- Making a playlist for the holiday
- Learn the first dance with the groom (if you like)
What to read about getting ready for a wedding?
First of all, read the articles on the tag useful tips for brides – they contain everything that is important to know. Then move on to inspiration, the trending section will help you with that. We collect fresh ideas from all over the world, some of them will surely appeal to you. You can find everything about the fashionable image of the bride here and here .
Finally, if you are organizing a wedding yourself and want to know the secret life hacks of professionals, dive into the section of brides diaries . The brides spent the whole of 2018 talking in their diaries about the preparations for the wedding, and the professionals gave useful and uninterrupted advice. There are no such secrets anywhere else!