27th November 2019 by Natasha Goldstein
As we say goodbye to 2019 and get set to enter in to the new year, many brides and grooms are eagerly awaiting to start planning their 2020 or even 2021 wedding, if they haven't started already that is. Asian Wedding Insurance have put together a handful of useful suggestions when it comes to planning your wedding. From the guest list, the food to the venues, we've got your Asian Wedding covered.
Your Wedding may seem like a long way away. Whether it's in 6 months, 12 months or 2 years, start planning now and make life a little easier for yourself. The earlier you start, the easier and less stressful it will be when your wedding day finally comes around, and it'll come around quicker than you think!
Having a clear plan before you start will help you keep track of things, not get swept away with impulsive ideas and remind you of any little things you may forget amongst all the excitement, such as your Asian Wedding Insurance.
Remember, if you're paying out deposits, you should make sure you've arranged your wedding insurance to protect you and your deposits against the unexpected.
Food is one of the most important aspects of your wedding day and other wedding celebrations for you and your guests. Having hungry guests is a big no-no, especially when celebrations can last in-excess of 12 hours per day.
Put a rough list of timings together of when you are to serve your guests and what you are to serve them. If there is more than 4 hours between each meal-time then you may want a re-think on the food and / or the times.
For your Sangeet or Mehndi, if you want something a little less 'formal' ask your guests to bring a dish each. This enables you to spend a little more budget on your wedding and there will be plenty of food to go around. Sometimes, there is nothing better than a home-cooked meal made with love.
When creating a wedding that will stand out, consider a fun or unique theme for your day. Themes can reflect your personality, style or something that you love such as a hobby that can translate well in to a theme.
Often with Asian Weddings a popular theme is Bollywood and it goes down well with your guests, as does a vibrant and bright coloured theme. Throw in a red carpet and paparazzi styled photographers and you've transformed your wedding in to a glamorous Bollywood party!
Never feel pressured to pick the first photographer, florist or wedding supplier you speak to. Take your time, read plenty of customer reviews, check out their portfolios and most importantly, understand if they can give you exactly what you're looking for.
Also, don't be forced or persuaded in to decisions either. If your vendor tries to upsell a service or a product and you don't want it, just say no. As a bride or groom, you're going to be using this word a lot, so get used to it now!
Regardless of your budget, theme or wedding size, bold, eye-catching decorations are essential to any Asian wedding.
Using lots of flowers to decorate the venue, even the ceiling, will add a warmth, glamourous and luxurious touch to the venue. Choose flowers that work with your colour scheme and personal tastes or memories with your partner for an extra romantic touch.>/p>
This is a big one. Pick the wedding party YOU want.
You may feel obliged to include your distant cousin in the wedding or another distant friend or family member you haven't seen for years, but remember, you don't want to look back at your wedding photographs in the future and not be in touch with some of your wedding party.
Instead, discuss with your family about just selecting a few of your long-term best friends and your close relatives only. You may upset some family members by doing this but please do remember, this is your wedding day, they are invited to the wedding but that doesn't mean they are to be in the wedding party.
As difficult as it may be to pass some responsibilities over to your partner in the worry things may not go right or may be different to what you personally envisioned, let them help.
They may have their own ideas to throw in to the mix and will actually want to have their input on the big day too. Ask for their help with something they have an interest in such as the food, the transport or the music and they may be inclined to help with other decisions too.
Be sure to have everything in writing. Any discussions you have via telephone, follow up by sending an email asking for confirmation in writing of what has been discussed or arranged as you may need to use this at a later date.
For example, you may have agreed with the venue to extend their opening times or had a last-minute meal change. When the wedding day comes, you don't want any last-minute mishaps as the staff on the day may not necessarily be the people or person you have worked with throughout the planning process.
Don't just assume that everything is all set as that's when things can go wrong!
Whether you've opted for an inhouse wedding where you have an on-site wedding planner or you've gone down the DIY route and planned and designed everything yourself, on your wedding day the best gift you and your partner can give yourselves is the day off to actually enjoy your wedding day!
If you have gone down the DIY route or sourced a number of different suppliers, you can hire someone just for the day. Provide them with all your information on timings, contact numbers and any other vital information including the plan for the day and then let them take care of the rest.
Last but by no means least, remember what is most important on your wedding day, yourself and your partner. Enjoy your day and try to be present and enjoy every single moment without worrying or trying to take control. Before you know it the day will be over so it's important to relax and have the day of your life.
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Cover for UK and Overseas Weddings
Up to £100,000 cancellation cover
Cover for deposits, even if you have paid them prior to purchasing your wedding insurance.
Protection in the event of adverse weather and you have to either cancel or re-arrange your wedding.
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