Are you about to get married? Congratulations! Marriage is one of the most exciting, life-changing events of a person’s life and there is no better way to celebrate your union with the love of your life through a wedding ceremony. For most people, a wedding is one of the biggest highlights of their lives and they want it to be as magical and perfect as they have imagined it to be. Although weddings are exhilarating, it can be stressful to plan for an amazing event. That is why it is important to create a solid action plan to guide you, your soon to be spouse, and your wedding planner on what to do, what resources to get, which people to ask to work on your wedding to make your wedding dream come true on your set date. Read the article to know how to create a wedding action plan.

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Questions to Ask For Planning Weddings

Before starting on planning a great wedding, the planner and the couples must seek these questions first to plan the wedding efficiently. These questions are:

  • How much do they have to spend on the wedding? 
  • Where do they want to get married?
  • When do they want to get married? 
  • Do they want a big or small wedding? 

How to Create a Wedding Action Plan

1. Set a Wedding Budget

The first thing to do is to set your budget for the whole wedding. This will be your guide on how you’re going to plan your wedding as a whole. Your priority first is to make sure you can afford all the costs that will come up during the preparation phase. Know what available budget you have and try to calculate estimated costs that you’re going to have for the wedding.

2. Find a Theme for Your Wedding

This part of the planning process is exciting since you will be coming up with ideas on what you want your wedding to look like and the ambiance it gives off. You can search on the internet or consult your wedding planners for wedding ideas, such as wedding colors, decorations, etc. Knowing your wedding theme first will guide you in your next planning process.

4. Make the Guest List

You can start picking who you will invite for your wedding as early as now. You need to know the estimated number of guests that will be attending your wedding so you can decide on how much budget you will shell out for your guests and it will also help you browse wedding venues that can host all your guests. You can also begin to decide who will be included in your wedding party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, sponsors, ring bearers, etc.) so you will have enough time to inform them and find a replacement if ever they turn down the role.

5. Choose a Venue

Another important aspect to plan is to choose the perfect venue for your wedding. Make sure that the venue can accommodate your wedding theme and reception. Look through online sites and read reviews of various locations. Visit the venues that you fancy and ask questions.

6. Book Vendors For the Wedding

Now is the time to also plan which vendors you’re going to book for your wedding. Some vendors that should be at your wedding are wedding photographers, florists, DJs, wedding officiants, caterers, decorators, etc. Research your vendors well and read some reviews to ensure you’ll be getting the best people.

7. Get Your Wedding Attires

Outline what type of wedding dress the bride will be wearing, the suit that the groom is wearing, and the outfit of all the parties. Choose what motif you’re going for. Plan this one first so they will be made and customized on time for the wedding.

8. Send Wedding Invitations

Prepare your wedding invitations and send them six to eight weeks before the big day in order for your guests to have plenty of time to RSVP. The wedding invitation can also be used as a save to date for your guests to help them plan their schedule accordingly.

9. Plan for the Reception

Plan out how your reception is going to look like. Outline how the reception will be decorated, how the tables will be arranged, which guest is assigned to a seating plan, what will be the activities to be done during the reception, etc.


How much time do you need to plan a wedding?

The time needed to plan a wedding depends on many factors. First, the couple that is soon to be wed should consider the timeframe of their wedding and how long they want to stay engaged (either for a few months or a couple of years).

How much does a 100 person wedding cost?

The cost will vary on the caterer’s rate per plate for a wedding reception and the type of catering the couple ordered but generally the cost is around $5,000 to $10,000.

Make your action plan that has all the important details needed for your wedding preparation. If your plan is complete, it will be so much easier to prepare for your wedding and avoid any dramatic meltdowns from happening. Furthermore, you and your partner can enjoy this moment even more since you’re not too stressed to worry about everything. To help you get started making the action plan, download our free sample templates above to use as your guide!

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