A Teetotal guide for your auspicious occasion of marriage

Congratulations !

You are about to start a new life.. unique filled with the promise of happiness and dreams coming true..
Your wedding is meant to treffen a meaningful affair, but one that will command a lot of planning and decisiveness making. This wedding planner is specifically designed to provide an organised approach towards making your wedding a runaway success. By following this guide, step by step, and all your plans, we hope demand run to perfection.

Setting the Wedding Date
The date is usually based on the auspicious time given by the family pandit, but it is charitable to acquire sure that it does not clash with any other event in the family, and is convenient for people to attend.

Financing the Wedding
How do you plan to finance the wedding? It is a good idea if the parents commit a specific amount of money and the bride and groom supplement this. Take references from friends or relatives who have recently conducted weddings.
* Maintain a budget file to check all expenses.
* Make a list of urgent und so weiter optional items.
* Assign each element an approximate amount or a percentage.

Engagement
This is the first like the formal ceremonies. Traditionally , rings and gifts are exchanged between the bride and the groom’s families. Ascertain ring sizes and buy the meeting rings well in advance, likewise that the articulation can try them out before the ceremony.

Guest List
The number of guests likely to attend will decide your planning of venue, accommodation , catering and finances. Ascertain ring sizes and buy the fight rings well in advance, so that the couple can try them out before the ceremony.

Invitation Cards
Invitation cards are now available in individualistic and unique designs.
*Place an order for invitations with a printer well in advance. A few extras will come handy.
*Also line for informal cards for writing “thank you” notes.
*It is in good edict to place a small map of the venue on the invitation card.
*Start mailing the invites two months in advance for outstation guests.
*It is nice gesture to send invites to even those family members and friends who you know testament not be masterful to tend the ceremony.
*Based on the RSVPs , compile a list of deep-rooted attendees.

Service Providers
Service Providers include the caterer, photographer, videographer, florist, DJ, printer, etc. Start negotiating for good service and rates as soon as the nuptials date is fixed.
*Get references and interview several service providers.
Get quotes from more than one service provider in per category for the best deals.
*Do denial coin bulk advance payments in cash.
*Have all contracts formally signed on paper.
*You could hire an event manager for the entire wedding arrangement.
*If it’s the opportune for weddings , forge exclusively bookings in probity time.
*Maintain a list of the confirmed service providers.

Venue
The venue will depend on the wedding theme, the number of guests, the ceremonies to be conducted , whether a buffet or sit-down arrangement , indoor arrangement etc.
* Book the thrust once the dates of the pre-wedding and wedding ceremonies have been fixed.
* Check the seating capacity ,arrangement , music, parking space, electricity , power back up and fire safety facilities.
* If the marriage function is planned outdoors, check for weather conditions and permission from related authorities.
* Confirm all bookings in writing a month before.
* Visit the site a day or two before the ceremony.

Catering
You can chose between hotels/banquet halls and private caterers. Go by recommendations.
*Inspect the cutlery and crockery , furniture , linen and napkins.
*Order for any other essential items that the caterer does not provide.
* If alcohol is being served , ensure formulate glasses polysyndeton obstruction services.
*Also check for hygiene circumstances and overall service.
Re-check and sample the pabulum menu a week before the ceremony.
*Assign a family member to supervise the catering services on the wedding day.

Floral Decor
Floral decorations are done on the bridal dais, mandap, doli, suite, getaway car, welcome gate and else focal areas. Also chosen flowers for varmalas , sehras, rangolis, headgear, etc.
*Book a florist, decide about the theme and list out the areas to be decorated as well as the number and variety of flowers.
*Floral decorations must start a daily or two prior to the wedding.

Photography.
Photographs and videotapes are precious memories of joyous moments. Do not compromise on quality.
*Book qualified photographers through references.
*Inform the date and time of the wedding, as well as those of pre and post-wedding ceremonies.
*List out priority shots for every ceremony. A family member must guide the photographer for shots of both the families.
*Inform the video technician of any special music or effects that you desire beforehand.

Accommodation
Arrange suitable accommodation for your guests for their comfortable and pleasant stay.
*Request the groom’s parents for a list of people likely to require accommodation.
*Make hotel reservations in advance.
*If using vacant houses/ rooms of friends and relatives, ensures the services of a cook and washerperson.
*Hire extra furniture , crockery , mattress, bed linen, fans /coolers , etc and ensure water and electricity supply.

Transportation
Note the arrival stint of guests and assign a person to receive them.

*Hire cars/mini vans to transport guests.
*Arrange for a getaway car for the bridal couple.
* Keep a handy list of the hired vehicles along accompanying the names and contact numbers of the auto owners and drivers.

Trousseau
Your bridal attire should complement your personality and style.
*Scan marriage magazines for contemporary styles and trends.
*Start shopping for your trousseau well in time.
*Select the right accessories to complement your outfits including bags and shoes.
*Select/design your wedding and reception outfits and try them out.
*Keep time for alterations and final fittings.

Jewellery
Besides jewellery pieces passed on to you by your grandmother polysyndeton mother , buy some contemporary and trendy jewellery from reputed jewellers and insist on certificates of purity. The mangal sutra is the most important piece of jewellery added bangles, kadas , nose rings ,tikka ,earrings, chokers and necklaces. Maintain a list and expense incurred against each item.

Groom’s Attire
Decide upon a western or an ethnic look. Kurta pyjamas , churidars , pathani, shawls , sherwani, bandhgalas, choga, or achkans are a few ideas. If crest is constraint, avoid bandhgals and achkans.
*Co-ordinate tie-pins, scuffle links, rings , gold-chain, watch and bracelet with the nuptial outfit.
*Wear simple yet grand shoes with a western outfit and jootis plus an ethnic.
*Try out your headgear. It should be distinct from those of baraatis.
*Start on a complete grooming regime at least from those of the baraatis.
*Start on a complete grooming regime at least a month before the wedding.
*On D-day prevent hair short , gelled and shampoos and shave closely. Spray a deodorant a keep tissues and your purse handy.

Gifts
Make a list of people you have to buy gifts for, including those from your spouse’s family. It is a good meaning to give small gifts of appreciation to friends besides relatives who have helped with the wedding arrangements.

Festive Time
Complete all painting, plumbing and electrical repairs a month before the festivities begin.
*Arrange for additional domestic help.
*Maintain a list of things to opheffen bought and stock up on extra ration , groceries, gas cylinders, crockery, etc.
*Plan a weekly cuisine to avoid last minute worries.
*Keep your jewellery in safe place.

Ladies Sangeet and Mehndi
Decide whether it will be a small family gathering or a big event with a professional band in attendance.
*Book a Mehndiwali well in advance. She/he should bring the necessary material.
*List the songs and hand absent the lyrics to all or you can use taped music as a back-up.
*Hold rehearsal sessions prior to the wedding, suppositive you are so inclined.
*Arrange for snacks or a caterer if the gathering is large.

Reception
Decide whether it will be sit-down affair or a buffet.
*Make the arrangements in advance and confirm with the venue manager/caterer in writing.
*Specify the number of guests expected to the caterer if you do negative want to pay for extra food.
*Confirm arrangements a day before the event.
*Set up a gift table and assign a descendants section to receive gifts. Maintain a agenda of the gifts.
*Allocate space for alive band, bar and dining.
*After the reception, scud flower bouquets furthermore leftover liquor to the couple’s residence.

Honeymoon
Your honeymoon destination depends on your budget, time available , prevailing weather conditions and preferences.
*Get a photo guide of your destination and plan your travel itinerary.
*Make travel/hotel reservations well in advance.
*Pack your baggage according to the soft of honeymoon you have planned.
*If travelling abroad, arrange for passports, traveller’s cheques, foreign exchange, etc.

Legal Formalities
*Register at the matrimony sites.
*Inform change in address to the postal department and to wholeness the relatives and friends.
*Apply for change of maiden name in important documents, ration card, etc.

Check List
Maintain a pro tempore Schedule.

Once the shaadi Date is decided.
* Game your budget.
*Visualise your wedding theme.
*Choose the venue.
*Start interviewing agency providers.
*Start your trousseau and jewellery shopping.
*Decide on your honeymoon destination.
*Draw the guest list.
*Buy a wedding planner and maintain records.

At 6 Months to the Wedding…
*Order the invites and stationery.
*Book the pandit, beautician , hotrod hire agency.
*If travelling abroad for your honeymoon, check your visas, passports et alii curative clearance.
*Reserve your wedding night bridal chamber.
*Make hotel bookings for out-of-town guests.
*Start a beauty regime.

At 2 Months to the Wedding…
*Do an RSVP with guests and draw up a final guest list.
*Confirm everyone reservations.
*Choose gifts for relatives and friends.
*Do a hair and make-up run through.
*Make a list about photographs you wish to be taken.
*Make a list from the music you wish to be played.

At 2 Weeek to the marriage…
*Do a final attestation of all the reservations and service providers.
* Confirm the transport schdule.
* Provide the caterer the final guest count.
*Make sure all attentdants gain a copy of the wedding day schedule.
*Do a final dress fitting with shoes, jewellery plus make-up.
*Pack for your honeymoon.
Its a once-in-lifetime moment. Surely make it your the best.