From whichever perspective different individuals view a wedding, it is simply the best day worth celebrating after one’s birthday. This is the perfect occasion an individual plans to make a lifetime commitment and must therefore be memorable. Of course, many think the event can only stand out if it is the most expensive, or the most attended. There are a number of factors that could make a wedding special, not necessarily the money aspect of it. And with proper planning, even the cheapest wedding may be the most memorable.
Planning a Wedding
a) Planning Committee- Nothing can work if proper plans are not laid out. When thinking of a wedding, a committee needs to be set up. Members of the planning committee must be people who have previously had a wedding, have organizational skills, are knowledgeable about weddings, and are also very passionate about whatever they do. The success of every wedding event begins with the planners.
b) Budget- Money is at the center of almost everything. Weddings too need money. Depending on one’s ability, a wedding can either be flashy or simple yet unique. The budget must be reasonable and workable.
c) The Date- The couple can decide to set a date or leave it entirely to the planners to do so. The ideal day should be weather friendly, convenient to the people invited, and if there are plans for honeymoon, it should be during a vacation, not in the middle of a job unless there are prior plans. Having a wedding during or in the middle of working days can be very stressful.
d) Invitations- The budget determines the number of people invited. If one is hard on cash, they can invite only very few friends and close relatives. There is no need going on a borrowing spree to ensure a multitude attends a wedding.
e) Destination- The place for the event matters a lot. Whether it is by the seaside, barn, ballroom, loft or garden, the destination must suit all the people invited.
f) Color- The planners may decide on a number of things, but it is best if the couple choose on the color. Since the day is especially for the two individuals, they have more say on the dominant color to grace the occasion. For a more outstanding event, the color should match the place. If it is a garden, light green would look more natural.
g) Wedding Details- After the choice of color, destination, and invitations, it is time to put other details into perspective. These include décor, flowers, cakes, stationery, invites, food, and drinks. They are largely determined by the budget and invited people.
h) Photography- Besides the wedding dress and the cake, wedding photography is one of the most important vendors you need. Be wary of finding the cheapest services available because the pictures won’t be able capture the magic of your special day. Make sure that they will listen to your ideas and stick to your vision that will allow you to relive your wedding day agin and again.
Different Types of Weddings
There are three major types of weddings. They are:
1) Religious Weddings– For believers, the most ideal wedding is performed in church, mosque or temple. They are conducted by pastors or priests and can be very conservative.
Most modern religious worship sites nowadays allow music and dancing to grace the occasion.
2) Civil Weddings- They are conducted by registrars at a licensed venue or at the local registry office. Most people opt for these types of weddings because they are less costly and very simple. Unlike religious weddings that involve rehearsals and lots of time to practice songs and dances, civil weddings take very short times and need little preparations.
3) Non- Legal Wedding- They are very rare. The people who prefer these types of unions are from different faiths and may call a neutral person to unite them. Couples from the registrar’s can also decide to formalize a wedding using this method.