Organizing a wedding is not an easy process as it includes a lot of loose ends to tie together. Whilst some of these tasks may be handled at any point of the organizing cycle some tasks are time sensitive. Here are the five most important ones.
There are only 52 weekends in a year and some seasons are particularly prone to weddings such as summer and Christmas holidays. Restaurants, Wedding Halls, Hotels, Civic Centers – all get booked very easy and you can left with the worst of the lot to choose from. It is usual for wedding halls and hotels to book as far as six months in advance due to high demand. The venue should be on top of your list and the first thing to secure a booking on.
Next in line is the Dj of your choice. Just like the venue, securing a good Dj for the event well in advance is highly recommended. There are a lot of Hip Hop, Rap, Bollywood and Punjabi DJs available out there and only a few will suit your individual needs and budget. By default DJs are busy in entertainment events such as Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Corporate Events and Fundraisers. At times their availability might be more tough than the venue itself!
Prior to the wedding it is important to have a sit-down with your selected Dj. An itinerary should be designed and handed over for the entire evening. Good DJs will even ask you questions about the expected demographics at the event so they can prepare the music accordingly. Entrance, cocktails, performances, dance floor – all should have an approximate target time.
Entrance songs are usually separate for the bride, groom and their respective families. Dance performances by family and close friends are becoming a must in every wedding. It is important to provide the Dj with the cropped music files atleast a week in advance. Many times people keep it till the last moment which causes undue stress and sometimes even ruins the performance if the music file falters at the last moment.
Identifying the right menu for the wedding is quite a task as we are trying to accommodate a variety of food tastes and restrictions. A tasting session should be had in advance instead of taking a shot in the dark. Most caterers and restaurants offer a free tasting session prior to clients confirming the reservation.
Finding the right makeup artist for the grand event is a challenge more tough than most people anticipate. Whilst looking for the best fit it is important to evaluate the portfolio of the service provider. Sufficient time should be invested in researching client references.
Apparently as easy choice to make but very tricky as well, particularly for the bride. It is imperative to identify the kind of clients the hair dresser works with. Clients vary by demographics and some hair dressers specialize in a particular style. Choosing a hair dresser who is not well accustomed to your culture may prove a disaster.
These are a few things that are within our control and trouble can be avoided. Happy wedding!!
The author is a Dj operating in Montreal as DjD (www.mydjd.ca) and specializes in the Fuzion form of music. Hip Hop, Rap, Reggae, EDM, Bollywood, Punjabi and Arabic music is their forte.