It’s spring - wedding season approaches. Brides-to-be everywhere are trying to decide things like “beach casual” or “Victorian black tie”, “destination” or “castle”. A whole assortment of decisions will need to be made over the next few months. If you are a bride-to-be, what should your checklist look like? Below are five must-do’s before picking the date of your most glorious day. At Zveil our Brides comes first philosophy means we believe the bride’s experience should be special from the first day of planning right up until the last guest send you off on your new journey as husband and wife. The wedding checklist below is just another way we’d like to show you why Zveil is the bridal veil accessory specialist.
It’s natural for your relatives to begin pressuring you to choose a date after you announce that you are engaged. But you need to sit down with your partner and decide on a budget before you start planning. If you are on a tight budget, don’t fret. Remind yourselves that it is about the love shared, not about the money spent and just decide what’s most important. If there are some musts like the wedding dress and veil or music, you may have to invite less people or make it a destination affair. Just remember if budget is a concern, the planning doesn’t need to be stressful. Spending less? You can still be the most beautiful bride on a private beach at sunset with a few friends and a couple of musicians. It doesn’t have to be ultra-expensive to have the perfect day. Just be honest about what’s important to you. Most brides are very specific about the dress and veil. If that is you, be clear at the outset. Then you can decide what stays and what must be let go in your budget.
Make the guest list. Believe it or not, although this sounds like the fun part, some couples have very different ideas about who should be invited. But no matter what, the list needs to be made before choosing the date and venue. If not, you will not know how big of a space you need and how many dishes catering needs to expect. Just go into this fun little exercise with an open mind. You may not like his Aunt Edna and he may despise your friend from drama camp – but look at it this way, it’s good practice for the next thirty years. Compromise, compromise, compromise… oh and have fun! This should be fun. If you know it’s not such a big deal, don’t sweat the small stuff. Then when you insist on the perfect dress or veil, and you aren’t willing to skimp, he will remember how giving and open to compromise you were during that first step.
Many brides do not realize that venues book out weddings six months, sometimes even a year in advance. Don’t take this step for granted. Keep in mind with everything else you have to do, you will have to go visit the venues, assess how many guests it can hold, do a tasting if the food is made on site and more. So book the venue sooner than later. An article in the knot says about the venue, that despite the cost and all the details, the upside – YOU WILL HAVE A WEDDING DATE! And the article suggests:
Your reception venue will become the backdrop for virtually all your photos and can influence everything from heavy hitters like your budget and guest list to smaller details like your menu (if you choose a venue with in-house catering). Ensure that you get the look, price and extras you want by scouring local listings, shopping around, scheduling visits and booking early.
Now go shopping! Again, you need to plan this out if you are buying a tailor made dress. This process can take months. Start reading some bridal magazines to see what you like and don’t like. Don’t be the bride who thinks it will just hit her when she tries on the right dress. While that is a beautiful notion, you only have a certain amount of time usually at a bridal appointment, so at least have some idea of what you might like.
Don’t forget the veil. Sure, you can go to a wedding dress shop and simply have them place any veil on you, letting them make the decision for you. Or you can pay attention to detail for this most perfect event and go to the veil experts. All of our veils at Zveil are designed in-house and are handmade. Just as you would choose the style of your bouquet and not simply grab a bunch of flowers when you walk down the aisle, the same is true for the veil. We know you are about to embark on the most beautiful journey of your life with your soul mate. We are committed to making this a truly special experience for you. To show you how important we think the veil is, Zveil offers a unique program called - Try at Home. You choose up to three veils and we will ship them to you within the U.S. free of charge. When you decide on the veil you love, keep it and simply mail the others back to us in the pre-paid postage box we provide you. Zveil makes this step in the wedding planning –easy.
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We're thrilled that Zveil-bride Sarah has invited us to share her wedding day photos with your readers. We invite you to browse these stunning photos of this tastefully done black and white themed wedding.
The ceremony was held at Saint Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Granville Ohio and it was a dream come true for Sarah.