Set a budget.
Budget is one of the most important aspects of a wedding, or any type of event. Whether you are working with a reputable bridal shop in Kuala Lumpur or with an international team of wedding designers, you must set a realistic budget. Allocate an additional 5% to 10% of your money for surprise expenses.
Don’t be scared to ask.
Your vendors are your most trusted experts when it comes to the entire wedding planning process. Feel free to communicate with them your preferences. Then, it’s their job to tell you if what you want is possible, based on your wedding budget. Honest conversations are the keys to a successful, romantic wedding event.
Wait for the perfect date.
Check if last-minute wedding planning will work for you. Remember, the closer the date is, the more bargaining prowess you have. Many couples book wedding venues 6 months ahead of time, so inquiring for open dates 2 months before your preferred dates can save you around 25%.
When it comes to your guest list, prepare for rejection.
Keep in mind that around 10% to 20% of the individuals you will invite won’t have the time to attend your special day. That will also depend on your wedding location. If you are having a destination wedding, many friends and family members wouldn’t be able to go.
Consider the weather and other potential distractions and annoyances.
Take note of the weather and other things that can make your special day more difficult. Guests are known to skip weddings with improperly-heated winter loft receptions and so on. Work with mother nature in keeping your special day memorable. Are you considering a sunset wedding ceremony? Make sure to check sunrisesunset.com first, and then set your plan B.
Take it one step at a time.
Planning a wedding can be confusing and overwhelming. To avoid all the stress, take everything in a logical order. Don’t rush things.