How To Kickstart Your Wedding Plans After The Proposal
Finally, the moment that you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Your partner has just slipped a gorgeous diamond proposal ring on your finger, and wedding bells will soon be ringing! As easy as it is to get caught up in the romantic moment, planning a wedding is a tall task – it requires every bit of thought and diligence to ensure your big day goes off without a hitch.
Especially if you’re not hiring a wedding planner, there are plenty of nitty-gritty details that you’ll need to think about. Things can get overwhelming, from charting a comprehensive wedding checklist to drafting a guest list and ensuring your dream ceremony is in line with the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Guaranteed, the months following the proposal will be a whirlwind, but proper planning goes a long way to save you time and money. To help you streamline your wedding planning process and ease the burden off your shoulders, here are four practical tips to get you kickstarted on your wedding plans!
Set a clear budget
While embarking on your wedding planning journey, the first thing you’ll need to do as a couple is to allocate a realistic budget for your special day. From engaging suitable wedding photographers to sourcing for a dreamy bridal gown, funding a wedding can be a hefty investment.
There are many costly aspects of a wedding to consider, so having a precise number in mind to weigh every important decision against is essential in helping you and your partner make sensible financial decisions.
Knowing what you can afford to spend on will streamline your research process and allow you to prioritise the necessary details in your ceremony. It might also leave you with extra money to set aside for your contingency fund! To track your spending every step of the way, you can create a spreadsheet to document the estimated costs of each element in your wedding.
Source for the perfect venue
You’ve already found the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with, so the next crucial step is to select the perfect venue to host the celebration of your love and commitment with your significant other.
The venue of your ceremony can easily make or break the whole event – you can’t book a date for your wedding until you’ve nailed your dream venue! As a couple, you need to dedicate time to sourcing for the best venue that meets your expectations and aligns with your wedding theme.
It would be good to envision your ideal wedding together with your partner and map out the setting, décor, and details the both of you have in mind. For example, if you yearn to throw a garden-themed wedding, you should pick an outdoor location! Especially with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 measures put in place, hosting a makeshift virtual ceremony for the time can just be as magical.
Book your wedding vendors in advance
After finalising a proper venue, engaging a team of professional wedding vendors to turn your dream wedding into reality comes next. These people – such as florists, photographers and caterers play an important role in your wedding affair, as they contribute the extra resources to pull your entire wedding together!
However, as with most wedding vendors, they often have very packed calendars and require you to book an appointment in advance. A general rule of thumb is to reach out to your shortlisted vendors early, such as eight months to a year before your wedding date. If your proposed vendors are fully booked or should any last-minute changes be required, at least you will have ample leeway to source another alternative.
Start the next chapter with a ring that encapsulates the bond of love
Your wedding is a once-in-lifetime affair, and planning it is no easy feat. But with some thoughtful planning, a little dedication and lots of love, you will be able to craft the perfect wedding and forge an unbreakable bond with your significant other.
Aside from soon-to-be-weds, if you’re a couple ready to advance your relationship to the next level and get engaged, why not celebrate your love for each other with a breathtaking, sparkling diamond ring?
At Star Carat, we boast an extensive range of lab-grown diamond engagement rings in Singapore that are IGI certified and in the Type IIA category reserved for the top 2% of the global production of diamonds! Our beautiful selection of premium jewellery is not only affordable but also suitable for any special occasion.
Get started with our ring size guide and browse through our online shop, or book an appointment to speak with our concierge – our lovely diamond specialists will know just how to help you pick the perfect proposal ring!