Notes for an Indian Wedding Planner – From an Indian Wedding Photographer: Part 2
Just got hitched? Or were you just informed that you just got hitched? Freaking out about the shit-ton of things that you have to do before the ceremony? Well, don’t worry! Your friendly neighbourhood candid wedding photographer is here to save the day! Over the last few years, I’ve seen so many weddings and couples, I’ve lost count. Some were clients, and some were close friends, but at one point of time, they all were in the same boat as you are now. And you know what? They all managed to wade through it one way or another. So lay back, relax, sip on your Earl Grey Tea (or Margarita) and read these simple steps to have a stress-free wedding.
If you haven’t checked out my previous post, click here to read part 1 first!
Blue? Green? Matte-finish? Rustic cardboard? Tied with string? Accordion style? Oh me, oh my! So many choices! This is probably the part where you will have the biggest headache. You’ll need to find a design and type that will not only satisfy you and your spouse, but also your families! Visit a few card-makers, or consider hiring a professional designer for this. Your wedding planner or candid wedding photographer should have a few references whom you can consider. And while you’re at it, you might as well figure out the accommodations for all your invitees. If your friends or relatives have an empty apartment they’re willing to let you use for the duration of the wedding, it’ll help you accommodate everyone without burning a hole in your pockets!
Leverage your best friends
Every couple must, and I say MUST, leverage their respective best friends. These are the people closest to you and know you and your family inside out. Who better to trust with such important decisions? You can delegate a lot of the tasks to them and they’ll be more than willing to help you! And even if they aren’t, you can press gang them into action. What are best friends there for, anyway? Leave all the last minute co-ordination to them, your closest relatives and the wedding planner. It’s important for you to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime ceremony that you and your spouse are going to share.
Unfortunately, even though you think your wedding is over, it really isn’t. There are a lot of responsibilities you still have to manage! Payments for the vendors, delivery of photographs/video from your wedding photographer, the honeymoon and shifting into your new place or helping your spouse shift into yours (or vice versa). It’s better to plan ahead so you can be stress-free and enjoy the post-glow happiness of your wedding to the fullest!
Of course, every couple is different, and thus every wedding is different. This is not a be all, end all sort of checklist or flowchart and I don’t expect it to apply to everyone reading it! But at the same time, it’s a general flow of how weddings usually go and I hope it’ll help someone on the path to getting organized for their wedding!
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