Indian wedding checklist
How is the wedding planning going so far? Have you added many items to our Indian wedding planning checklist? Send us an email and let us know, you might just see your suggestion added to this page. So far you have delt with some of the hardest decisions, the venue, caterer and guest list, now it’s on to the next set of Indian wedding vendors!
It might not be a comfortable conversation, but it’s an important one. You and your fiance can speak with your individual families and come a decision about the following items. It will help to hash out these details in the beginning rather than further down the line. You don’t want to sign a contract for a venue that can only hold 350 people and realize that your in-laws guest list is 250.
♥ Decided on dates for wedding events (what season do you want to get married in)
– Depending on your family, you may need to consult with a pandit to get “good dates”
♥ How may events will you have and over how many days (haldi, mehndi, sangeet)
-Consider your budget when choosing the number of events
♥ Discuss budget (will you and your fiance help, both families what’s the big number?)
♥ Allocate responsibilities between both families
-While making your wedding binder, make organizers for the 2 people that are going to be helping you the most (mom and sister?)
So the planning process begins! The first few action items on your wedding planning list aren’t the most fun things, but you can do it! You need to finalize all the details that go into choosing your venue. Here are some helpful questions you may need to ask.
♥ Finalize guest list for each event (you need accurate numbers when looking for venues)
-Make A and B lists for each event, allocated numbers for each family, bride and groom
-You can use Google docs or our new favorite OneNote so all parties can work on the same document
-Create columns for each event, number of adults, children, addresses, hotel rooms for each night, address, phone number, save the date sent, invite sent…
♥ Finalize number of events
♥ Discuss ideas for wedding venues, look, feel, season
-Start making your list of venues to call
♥ Discussed where your clothes are going to come from and when
-Will you be flying to get your clothing
-Can you get the time off of work along with the time you will need for your wedding and honeymoon
Let the fun begin, you’ve been pinning your heart out on your secret wedding board and you can finally share your wedding decor ideas!
♥ Book your venues for your wedding ceremony, reception, sangeet etc
♥ Book your photographer and videographer
♥ Book your trip overseas to shop (optional)
♥ Book your caterer
♥ Book your panditji
♥ Book your décor/ florist
♥ Book your DJ
♥ Book your wedding planner/day of coordinator
♥ Let friends/family that are long distance know your dates
♥ Order your save the dates and invitations
♥ Vendors to research: cake, favors, clothing, henna, hair and makeup
♥ Start beauty regimen
Ready for the next steps in planning your wedding? Here is the Indian wedding planning timeline from 6-3 months.