A Cute Infographic Of Wedding Planning Timeline To Plan Your Happiest Days!

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From the moment your partner asks “will you?” to the moment you both say “I do” – the planning process in between that time can often seem like a long, confusing road of lehengas, jewelry and a myriad of vendors that you didn’t even know you needed. Which is why – infographics are now going to be your best friend. Take a look at this yearly planner and keep reading to find out the first steps in planning the happiest days of your life.

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graphic by Adorn Wedding Invitations

Get your Budget in Check
This is absolutely the most important (and often the most difficult) factor that you need to plan! Sit down with your partner, order some takeout and start crunching the numbers! Make sure if you have family members contributing to the wedding that you sit down with them first and get those figures before planning your own.

Pick your Date(s)
Give yourself plenty of time for preparation when picking a date. Make sure it’s at least a year in advance, you do not want to be stressing because of a short time frame. Also make note on whether you want to consult an almanac when finalizing a date.

There are also going to be quite a few events associated with your celebration. Do you want to have an engagement party, haldi, mehendi, sangeet in addition to the wedding and reception? Now is a good time to decide.

Choose Your Guests
For a traditional Indian wedding – you could be looking at up to hundreds of guests from your friends to close family, extended family, their extended family… the list could go on! It’s for this reason that you need to be completely organized, ladies. We’d recommend creating a spreadsheet or google doc where you can keep track of all of your information. Think about putting the following info in your spreadsheet:
Guest Family, Number of people invited, Address, Email Address, Phone Number, Events invited for, Out of Town?, Save-the-Date sent?, Invitation Sent?, Gift received, Thank You Card Sent?

Choose your Tribe
Your bridal party will be your most important crew during this time. Make sure you select a team that are dear to you and aren’t difficult! You’ll be under a lot of stress the next few months and you’ll need your girls to rely on for not only moral support (this one’s very important) but also to do tasks.

Get Dreaming
Now is when you can start doing the fun stuff! Start dreaming up a colour palette and theme and search for inspiration everywhere. Just make sure you keep your budget in mind when you start the searching process. You don’t want any shattered hearts when you realize that the decor arrangement you’ve been eyeing is completely out of your budget.

This blog was contributed by Erica Bond, Marketing Coordinator with Adorn Invitations, UK.

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