Preparing a church for a wedding is sometimes a much more involved task than you may imagine. Granted, most any well maintained church is basically serviceable for the task at hand, but if you really want that most important day of your life to stand out, then a savvy couple knows that it is well worth the expense to hire a wedding planner. Conversely, if the money seems daunting and if you have friends or family members who see eye to eye with your when it comes to color schemes and decorations, it is a good idea to enlist their help.
First and foremost you need to clear your wedding date with the church's calendar. Locations which are in high demand usually have their dates snapped up quickly, so the sooner you have a firm date, the better your odds at reserving the location of your choice. The time is going to be the next clincher. Ensure that no church function is scheduled immediately before or after your nuptials unless you want to have a few folks doing emergency clean up on either end of the ceremony or gently but firmly keep onlookers at bay.
The budget considerations will now determine how much money - after the rental of the facility - is left to spend on the reception, decorations, and various other incidentals. While it is traditionally the family of the bride that will foot the bill for a church wedding, the rising costs of the venues and also the steady decline of the traditional family has left many a bride without the familial backing of ready cash. To this end it is wise for both bride and groom to pool resources and find out what can be afforded - realistically - and plan from there.
Once location, date, and time are well defined, it is time to plan the progression of events. Church events will require you to work around the schedule of the groundskeeper to gain access for decorating purposes and sometimes there will also be certain limitations as to what will be permitted. If you are not hiring a wedding planner, it is wise to appoint one of your eager helpers to be the liaison with the facility to ensure that all goes well on that front. Then assign tasks to your other helpers and keep track of who is in charge of which tasks. Discuss dates of completion and do not be afraid to occasionally check in with everyone to make sure folks are staying on task.
Following up and following through is one of the most important aspects of successful delegation and if you lack a wedding planner who is on top of the events, the task falls to you. The more you are able to let go of, the more rest you will have and the fewer nerve wracking last minute emergencies you will need to field!
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