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3 Essential Expert Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding

During the planning stage of your wedding, there is a good chance that people are going to be throwing tips and tricks at you from all directions. Generally, this is out of love because they want you to learn from their experiences, but that doesn't mean it can't get overwhelming quite quickly — sometimes, you just need to know the essentials.  

To help you get started and stay focused during the planning stage, here are three essential expert tips for planning your dream wedding: 

1. Carefully consider the location. 
After "who" you are marrying and "when" the celebration is taking place, the subsequent fundamental question is "where" the marriage is going to happen. As soon as possible, you want to start scouting venues to give you an idea of what you can get for your budget and a rough guest count. 

Where you choose to have your wedding is also going to dictate what type of reception makes sense (formal seated, buffet, cocktail party, or food stations) and the style of decor that will look best among the features of the venue. 

If you are looking to have a destination wedding, then consider Dubai as this renowned city is known around the world as a stunning wedding destination, thanks to its vast collection of beautiful locations perfect for all types of brides. 

And to learn more about having an overseas wedding, be sure to reach out to destination wedding planners in Dubai who can help you turn your ideas and dreams into reality no matter whether you want an extravagant gathering or an exclusive celebration. 

2. Thoroughly plan out the reception
While many brides spend the bulk of their time planning the ceremony, the fact of the matter is that the reception (a.ka. .the party portion) may require the most effort. 

After all, you have to make decisions on everything — from vendors to spaces, menu items to décor designs and music playlists to seating arrangements. Generally, this part of the event needs a lot of coordination, collaboration, and preparation for it to go smoothly. 

When planning out your wedding reception, consider what family and cultural traditions you want to uphold and how you want to present them. This will not only honor your culture but will also enable you to bring your true perspective and personality to the event. Additionally, you may want to learn a dance that you can perform, or recreate how you and your husband met. 

You can do whatever you want at your reception (it is your big day!), but if you want it to be memorable and to go smoothly, then you need to have invested some significant time and energy into the planning stage. 

3. Hire a wedding planner. 
With so many moving parts to stay on top of and (seemingly) endless options for every tiny aspect of the wedding, it is no surprise that almost every bride finds herself, at some point, feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and completely disenchanted with the planning process. 

For this reason, it is highly suggested that you hire a wedding event company in Dubai (or wherever you reside) to assist you in making your wedding day the event of a lifetime. 

Working with a professional wedding planner not only ensures that you get everything done in a manageable timeline, but it also certifies that you are getting the most out of your budget. They will advise you on the best vendors to use and can often help you get better pricing due to their ongoing relationships with vendors. 

Plus, they will assist you in brainstorming innovative and personalized ideas for your big day, help you find the perfect location, bring their experience to wedding-related situations, and generally take the lead so that you can enjoy the process and the big day as much as possible. 

Did you just recently tie the knot? If so, do you have any tips to share with others who are in the middle of planning their big day?

 If you are currently in planning mode, what are some of the most significant challenges or difficulties you are presently facing? 

Let us know in the comments below! 

Masha Cain is a founder and a managing director of Fabulous Day Weddings & Events. Masha's idea of having a wedding planning agency came from having a wedding planner at her own wedding. Now, 5 years later, there are over 100 successful weddings designed and planned by Masha and her team.

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