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A Checklist of Essential Purchases You Need To Make For Your Wedding

Written by Jimmy Rustling

Planning a wedding can be nerve-wracking and stressful. Add in the pressure of looking good on your wedding day, and it’s even more difficult.

If you’re like most people, you’ll probably have a list of things you need to do – get ready, eat a meal with family and friends, and have a stress-free day before the event. This means you won’t have time to check off items one by one before the big day.

Instead, you’ll probably create a checklist of things that need to happen before the ceremony starts and end with a final list at the reception.

If this is your first time planning your wedding, or if you’re just getting started planning, here’s some helpful information on planning your wedding from start to finish.

1. Wedding Rings

The wedding ring is perhaps the most important purchase you’ll make before your wedding day. Wedding rings serve as a symbol of the vows that you and your partner will recite to each other on your wedding day. The rings create a symbolic promise of faithfulness and an unbreakable bond.

For this reason, it’s important that you find a wedding ring that suits your budget, style, and material. You don’t have to pick out the most expensive ring in the world. In many cases, a plain, yet elegant, wedding ring will do the trick.

2. A Wedding Gown

You may think that deciding on your wedding gown is simple – just go with the flow and pick something off the rack that looks nice, but this isn’t always enough when you’re planning a wedding.

Wedding gowns are one of the most expensive pieces of clothing, especially if you’re eyeing to buy long train wedding dress. As such, many couples prefer to rent but you still have to find a good dress and store to rent from which is also difficult in itself.

Just make sure you take the time to do your research. You’ll find plenty of designs ranging from strapless A-line numbers to full-on ball gowns.

3. Wedding Venue

The location of the wedding is very important. The choice you make can have a direct impact on the overall mood of the wedding day.

With that being said, you’ll want to pick a location that’s lush and green, with little to no signs of human activity. This is especially important if you’re in a city or area with high human traffic. You don’t want to be reciting your vows in breaks because there are cars outside in traffic honking at each other.

However, wedding locations can be a bit expensive so don’t strain your budget on your ultimate venue choice.

4. Floral Arrangements

Floral decorations are an integral component of any wedding. Flowers have the power to set a mood or theme for a wedding with their elegance and beauty.

So, if you want to add texture, color, and style feeling to your special day, then you’ll want to include floral decor in your budget. Just make sure that you choose a bouquet that blends well with your wedding colors.

You don’t even need to bother with picking out the flowers yourself as a florist in your area can do that work for you, leaving you with more room and time to focus on other core aspects of planning the wedding.

5. Wedding Photographer and Videographer

For many people, their wedding day is one of the days they look forward to the most in their lives. If you happen to fall within this category, it’s highly likely that you’ll want to look back on your special day and remember every second of it.

The good news is that there are plenty of photographers and videographers specialising in wedding photography and wedding videos. You can choose from a variety of pricing models – from cheap online services to luxury packages.

But make sure you hire someone who’s professional and you can trust to do a good job. There won’t be any double-takes so try and get someone you know will be able to capture the day in a beautiful way.

6. Table Decorations

If you want your wedding day to be as special as possible, then you’re going to have to think about what table decorations you’ll include in your wedding party.

The good news is that there are endless options, from tablecloths to centerpieces, and vases to lights. You can literally choose from thousands of designs, ranging from modern, classic, and elegant options.

7. Wedding Dj and MC

If you’d like your reception to be as memorable as possible, consider hiring a wedding dj or wedding MC.

These are people who will help plan and execute your wedding reception. They’ll help with the micromanaging that goes along with a wedding reception (chairs, balloons, decorations, etc.), but also with organizing the evening – from your wedding toasting to the reception – so that it flows naturally and everyone has a grand time.

8. A Wedding Cake

Is it even a wedding if there isn’t any cake for the attendees to enjoy?

In case you didn’t know, there are people who go to weddings just so they can have cake. This just goes to show how important cake is at a wedding. Now imagine how some of your guests would feel having sat through the entire day just to find that they’re having ice cream for dessert without any cake.

Now, you don’t have to feel overwhelmed by the need to serve your guests the most extravagant wedding cake in the world. Wedding cakes range from simple brownies to subtle yet elegant custom-pie creations.

Just make sure the bakery you hire is experienced and offers many different flavors that will leave you spoilt for choice.

In Summary

By the time your partner says ‘Yes’ to your proposal, your wedding planning process will have already begun.

From choosing the perfect wedding venue to picking out the most beautiful dress, planning a wedding is almost certainly one of the happiest moments of a couple’s lives. After all, you’ve spent decent enough time getting to know each other and supporting each other through thick and thin. Now it’s time to officiate your relationship in front of your families and friends.

However, as incredible a time as it might be, planning can also be intense and draining. While the wedding planning details are always subject to change, one thing you can be sure of – as your wedding day looms closer, your ideas are bound to grow more detailed and specific.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.