While Planning For Engagement Ceremony These Are The Things To Keep In Mind
Which is generally conducted before the marriage, an engagement ceremony is the first grand function. Before the actual wedding ceremony, it has its own importance or you can say a kind of rehearsal ceremony. It is sure that you need to make it big as well as memorable.
Not knowing how to start and where to start the preparations most of us are clueless. To make it really special you never want to miss anything and leave anything unattended. While planning for the engagement ceremony let's take a quick look at the checklist of things you should keep in mind.
That you want to invite to the party, first make a checklist of people/guests. The only plan for a large gathering if you want to make it big otherwise you can make it a family affair just by inviting the family members only.
To find out the availability and suitability fix a date of engagement ceremony and discuss it with family members of both families.
You should now think with a calm mind. Avoid getting stressed or over tensed for preparation. With a calm mind plan it out.
As they can ease the burden as well as take care of each and every preparation from the engagement ceremony to wedding ceremony you can also hire a wedding planner.
Fixing Your Wedding Budget
In advance fix your budget. To fix your overall budget it is an important factor in the planning section.
Plan everything within your budget sticking to your budget. It will affect your wedding budget as well if you will shoot up your engagement preparation budget.
Being within your budget pick a venue that is decent, and convenient to commute to.
Discuss the share of contribution in advance to avoid any misunderstanding and arguments later if both the families are arranging and investing in the arrangements.
Whether you want to inform the guests through phone calls or via sending them a formal invitation card, you can decide.
Print them in advance as you need some time to distribute the cards or you can hire an agency for the same if you are planning to get invitation cards printed.
So that they will not miss the date ensure that your invitation will reach all the guests well in advance.
Deciding On The Engagement Ceremony
The engagement ceremony menu should be decided. To make him understand your requirements it can include kind of starters, main course menu, cocktails, and other food items.
To avoid the last-minute hassle, select a good decorator in advance. Tell this to your decorator or ask him to show some of his work before finalising if you want to create a theme-based decoration or some special kind of decoration.
That you are going to give the family member to the bride/groom and guests make a checklist of gifts.
For the shopping of gifts buy the gifts in advance and decide a maximum budget.
To ease your burden and to avoid any glitch assign the different tasks to different family members for that day.
In advance don’t forget to buy/get stitched your dresses. Don’t wait too long to finalise the designer if you want to hire some designer to prepare special dresses for whole family members.
What To Spend And What Not To?
As engagements are the function just before your marriage it should be made sure that you are always careful on spending the amount that you have reserved for your wedding. Too lavish functions may cost you a lot while the wedding ceremony is still coming. So, this is why we have highlighted certain tips to make sure you get to know where to draw the line. Whatever be the result, it is this which follows a lavish wedding ceremony. Many a time the wedding, as well as engagement ceremony, is conducted by the same person be it the bride or the groom. So, know beforehand what the expectations of the other person are.
When you know how to conduct a ceremony it is easier. But in case you are confused, hire a wedding planner with a history of conducting excellent ceremonies and you can now make sure you relax while they do all that is required. You can always keep the engagement ceremony low profile so that you can spend more on your wedding. It is mainly the person who spends the money that most people judge when a ceremony is conducted.
You can for now decide what you want to do for an engagement ceremony. It is of course the ceremony that calls for the bigger wedding day. Make the engagement ceremony quite simple so that the wedding comes to be grander. Easier said than done, is it? But this is the truth and so keep your engagement ceremony low profile