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Figuring out how to plan a wedding can be very difficult at first. Seeing and experiencing someone else’s wedding as a guest is different from planning your own wedding! It’s a whole different ball game. If you’re in a fix and not sure where to start planning, here’s our trusty Clarence House guide on how to start the ultimate planning process for a wedding.
The organization is very important when planning your own wedding. There are quite a lot of items to keep track of. You need to identify your vendors as it’s important to have the right people to ensure your big day flows smoothly. Decide your budget from the get-go and do your best to stick to it.
You need to choose a very good maid of honor and groom’s man as these two will be your support system as a couple. If they are willing, they will be your assistants and help you manage the whole process, so that you are not overwhelmed.
There are so many things to do when it comes to planning your wedding. Sit down with your fiancé and select five things that are important and which you would like to see happen at your wedding. These will become your priorities, the importance of other matters will be seen in the light of these five issues.
The wedding venue is one of the biggest expenses and such a critical factor in getting everything else to fall into place. Begin touring wedding venues early, as soon as you have your budget figured out so that you don’t miss out on the venue of your dreams. Wedding venues like Clarence House’s The Lemnos and The Victorian get booked fast for a reason!
One of the key things to help you plan is to pick the right wedding planning materials. Do plenty of research, going through bridal, fashion, food books and magazine. Keep the printed documents in a ring-bound format.
You also need to hire a good wedding planner for your special day. This person will help you coordinate and plan most of your printed items, like invitation cards, textiles, decorations, designs and color choices.
Ask yourself key questions about the kind of wedding ceremony you want, the number of guests, venue, type of music, catering and food options, season and time of the wedding, source of funds and number of the bridal team. Consult wedding experts and blogs for inspiration.
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The good news is that most wedding ceremonies follow the same generic order. Although each wedding ceremony is unique, elements such as walking down the aisle, exchange of vows and rings, and the long-awaited kiss, are sure to be part of this joyful ceremony. Here is a traditional wedding ceremony order of service.
This is the part where members of your immediate family and wedding party walk down the aisle and take their places. The procession begins with the parents making their entrance, then the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the groom, flower girls and finally, the bride.
When everyone is in their place, the marriage officiant then shares a few words of welcome. The officiant may thank the guests for being witnesses to your union, as well as welcome everyone to the event.
The officiant will give an introduction and share the significance of marriage. He or she may take this opportunity to give a brief recount of your love story and emphasize the importance of the marriage vows you are about to take as a couple.
If your ceremony includes readings, a few people will be invited up to share a few words. Your wedding officiant may introduce each reading and reader or you may choose to let the readers flow naturally.
The two of you face each other and exchange vows. You may choose to write and recite your own vows or use traditional phrasing. At this point, you also place rings on each other’s fingers to symbolize your marriage and the officiant pronounces you husband and wife.
Next comes the moment everyone has been waiting for, sealing your marriage with a kiss!
At this stage, some couples choose to have a unity ceremony. Here, the couple performs something that physically symbolizes their new union, like the mixing of two different colors of sand or water or lighting a candle.
The officiant will wrap up the ceremony with a few closing words. For a religious ceremony, the couple is prayed for.
The married couple is introduced by the officiant. Then, the bride and groom are the first to exit the ceremony, followed by the wedding party and finally the guests.
With over 30 years of experience hosting thousands of weddings, Clarence House knows exactly how to make your wedding event unique, special and memorable. Call us today on (02) 9750 3555 or (02) 9789 1662 or send us an email at email@example.com to book a tour of our illustrious venues.
Settle on the deposit amount and choose a date when the rest is due.