In over 30 years as a Toronto Wedding DJ ,VJ and MC, I have seen many types of weddings.I’ve been part of simple backyard weddings as well as some of the most elaborate upscale weddings. There is one major similarity in all successful weddings. They all had the proper planning. Let’s look at some ways that you can successfully plan YOUR Dream Wedding.
1.Have A Checklist
Have a checklist and keep it current. This is by far one of the most important things in my mind but just keeping the list isn’t enough . Have ONE version copy and use it as your plan for your wedding. Once things are ready to go you will know it because of your checklist.
2.Manage Your Time Correctly
Pretty much 75% -80% of weddings fall behind the original timeline. Being realistic about the length of things like toasts is essential. Schedule a realistic time for each activity or event. When you do that you can have proper transitions and not have guest wondering what’s going to happen next.
Of course your family will be invited to the wedding but make sure to have plans for family that are travelling. Travelling arrangements and accommodations will be left in your court. Contact hotels near your reception venue.
4.Be Selective In Your Battles
Seriously ! We all want everything to be perfect for your wedding but sometimes being at peace is more important than the little things. Picking your spots will make everything much more manageable.
I say this at every single consultation. Even if a couple decides that I am not a good fit for their wedding I want them to ask all the right questions with every single vendor they meet with. That is the best way to know exactly who you want for your big day.
A professional vendor can make the difference between the wedding that you have always dreamt of and a fiasco. Their are full and part time professional vendors in every field. Do your homework. We all want to save money but that shouldn’t be at the expense of your wedding. If something were to go wrong a professional will have the tools , experience and know how to deal with the issue.
7.Enjoy Your Wedding
Too many times couples tend to oversee every aspect of their wedding. You have done the planning NOW trust your vendors to execute those plans. If you aren’t comfortable stepping back then you may not have hired the right vendors.
This list is not the be all and end all to putting together your dream wedding but adding these steps into the mix will certainly start you off on the right track .
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Neal McFarlane is a full-time Toronto Wedding DJ ,VJ and MC who enjoys sharing his decades of knowledge to elevate every single event he can.