5 factors to consider in making your desired wedding ceremony come true

5 factors to consider in making your desired wedding ceremony come true

June 24, 2018

 

Planning your wedding ceremony can be a little stressful to say the least. However, it can also be rewarding if you’ve considered all potential factors that could impact your budget and factor in the maximum time required to prepare for each of them. Some of these may be within your capacity to DIY, but others may require supports from your family, friends or external professionals.

 

Below are 8 things that can easily blow your budget or require longer time to execute:

 

  • Ideal ceremony location –In Australia, most of the popular botanical parks or beaches are managed by the local government/authority, and their details can be easily assessed online. However, don’t ever let this factor put you off if you are on a tight budget as there is no legal requirement that you must hold your ceremony in a prominent or grand location. In other words, you could choose to have your ceremony at home, or even in your lovely backyard, as long as the environment is safe for you and your guests.

 

  • Season of the Year – Inclement Weather can be a real spoiler for weddings and are very tricky to predict since Mother Nature’s beyond our control. That said, there are still a number of things you can do to mitigate the potential risks on your big day if you have chosen an outdoor venue. It’s certainly safer if you’ve booked an indoor venue, but it doesn’t necessary mean outdoor locations are to be avoided at all costs! Many venues will have contingencies in case of inclement weather. Otherwise it’s always wise to have a backup venue if your wedding is being held in notoriously wet months.

 

  • Participation from family members or guests – A ceremony can get a little full on when you have a big bridal party or intend to involve many guests to play a part on your big day. If so, you may want to consider hiring a celebrant who is skilled in emceeing or events hosting, and to have a rehearsal prior to the big day. This will be particularly useful if you would like a child/children or pet to play a role during your ceremony.

 

  • Wedding rituals & Readings - Most couples would like to include certain readings and/or unique rituals or cultural practices that have significant bearings to them. It depends on what rituals or activities you would like to do, some of these may need a bit more time to get through so don’t forget to factor this when you book your time on your venue booking form. A rehearsal will be strongly recommended to practice the wedding rituals, even if it’s just between the two of you at home, to ensure that there won’t be any major hiccup at the ceremony.

 

  • Sound system/AV – A PA/AV system can make-or-break your big day, particularly when you have a big crowd in an open area. Some celebrants will supply their own PA/AV system as part of their service, so don’t forget to ask them when you make an enquiry. This is potentially an area where you can save cost while leaving the stress to the expert to set it up for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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