The process of wedding planning can get quite overwhelming as there are many things to take into consideration. The trick to coordinating a smooth-running wedding reception is to engage the right wedding planner that can help you with all the nitty-gritty details and most importantly, budgeting. 

Setting a budget is the first step in wedding preparation, but it is not just a matter of calculating the total; you will also need to decide how the expenses will be allocated. While you can save money on some products and services, there are also some that are well worth spending the extra money on. To make your wedding planning easier, we have gathered five things you should not skimp on for your big day!

1. Photography

Wedding Garden Photography

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As important as it is to create an unforgettable setting for your big day, it’s more important to ensure that all the significant details of the ceremony and reception are documented in a professional and captivating way. This entails employing a professional photographer to provide you with photographic memories you will cherish for years to come. As you will be showing your future children and grandchildren these photographs, be sure to hire a photographer who can capture your best moments at your wedding the way you want them!

If you have an extra budget, we recommend that you opt for videography as well. Photographs offer a snapshot of a moment in time, but a professional videographer can capture motion and sound perfectly, so you can enjoy reliving the precious moments of your big day over, and over again.

2. Venue

When sourcing for a wedding venue, the most important thing to consider is the comfort and safety of your guests. Ideally, the venue you choose should be able to comfortably accommodate all of your guests and provide plenty of parking space. For those who wish to have a bohemian outdoor wedding, it would be good to have a backup plan. Singapore’s weather can be quite unpredictable, so always have a Plan B! Here’s a pro-tip:  If your dream venue is out of your budget, consider having your wedding off-season.

3. Wedding planner

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For those who aren’t sure where to begin with wedding preparation, the best thing for you and your partner is to hire an experienced wedding planner. Whether you need a full-service planner, partial planner and coordinator or same-day wedding coordinator, Beautiful Gatherings offers a variety of wedding planning services that can help ease the stress of wedding planning. With our experienced team of wedding planners by your side, you will not have to worry about anything except enjoying your special day with your loved ones.

4. Food

Wedding Reception Feast

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Food is the way to most people’s hearts, which is why this should not be on the list of things to skimp on for your wedding. Make sure you opt for a reputable caterer who will provide food you have tasted and actually enjoy eating. Also, it would be good to arrange food tasting sessions for your wedding day before settling on a food caterer so you will know for sure what type of food to expect and of course, the quality of the food.

5. Hair and make-up

Bride Makeup Photoshoot

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Hair and makeup: The Makeup Room

When the big day comes, you want to look and feel your best; so, let the professionals take care of your hair and makeup as they are skilled in creating long-lasting looks that will make you look exceptional in your wedding photographs. Most importantly, don’t skip your pre-wedding hair and makeup session so you can know that you will be able to achieve the exact look you want.

Getting the right wedding planner

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to wedding planning. Even though these suggestions may ease your wedding preparations, it would be a good idea to discuss as a couple what is most important to both of you and to allocate your budget accordingly.

Of course, the best thing to do would be to hire the right wedding planner that has your best interests at heart. Beautiful Gatherings has one of the best wedding planners in Singapore. Our wedding planning services include same-day wedding coordination and full planning design and coordination. 

Contact us today to find out how we can facilitate your wedding planning and ensure your big day runs smoothly!