Planning a wedding is not an easy task. It may be enjoyable but in no way is it simple and stress-free. There are so many things that need to be considered – venue, outfits, food menu, “mithai” vendors, invitation cards, etc. And let’s not forget the guests who are happy for you, but at the same time need to be tended and want to spend time with you.
Perhaps, this is the reason why God has send us those angels who we lovingly call “wedding planners”. OMG, they are such a blessing! They make our lives so simple because they literally take care of everything. Trust us: if you want something done for your wedding, they will make it happen – in some way or the other.
The only catch is that you should genuinely connect with your wedding planner. Both of you should understand each other’s desires and quirks because – hello – planning a wedding is no joke! Therefore, you “must” sit with your wedding planner and let them know 5 things that are important to planning the wedding:
1. The complete Shaadi budget
Whatever you and your family has decided – you must let the wedding planner know. There is no point in keeping them and their team in the dark. If you look at this logically, it is essential for the planner to know how much money can be spent and in which direction to be able to put up a fabulous show. So trust your wedding planner.
Give them an estimate and let them work around that number. If you are not sure about how much you are ready to splurge in your wedding, then decide a figure and stick to it. Don’t be clueless but ask your planner to help you to set aside a budget!
2. Prioritize, prioritize and prioritize
We agree that the wedding planner knows best but it is not wise to give all the control to a third party. You should prioritize all your time and resources to the aspect that you most desire. For instance, if you don’t want to spend too much time on one ceremony, then make that clear to the planner.
Clarity from your end would help them to plan the entire event better. Save big on one ceremony and give more financial power for others to the planner. After all, the whole event is all about you and your wedding planner should partake in making every function as memorable as possible.
You just need to have some more control. But at the same time, show a little confidence in the wedding planner!
3. Share your inspirations and favourites
As soon as you say “yes” to getting married – you start planning your wedding in your mind. You might even start your own Pinterest account and pin a generous amount of gorgeous images of different kinds of weddings all across the globe!
We all need to be inspired in some form or the other. And it is always good to keep the creative juices flowing to have the wedding of your dreams. In a nutshell, whatever inspires you should be communicated to the wedding planner.
Whether it is film, décor, book or anything – it doesn’t matter! Don’t hold back when talking about how you envision the wedding. A good planner will take in consideration all your wants and try to give you back the most.
4. Want a destination wedding?
Who doesn’t want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get married on the beach or in the midst of mountains? It is a very romantic thought indeed but having a destination wedding is not a reality for everyone. So make sure you are able to get married at a place you want to, speak to your planner.
Try to figure out a way wherein a destination wedding is actually possible. Work out the budget, make a list of vendors, chalk out the guest list and get the logistics bit in place.
The key to having an outstanding relationship with your wedding planner is to have faith in one another. So if you are gearing up for your marriage, then just sit back and enjoy this special occasion. Your wedding planner is going to sort out all the pre-Shaadi mess for you. Good luck!