Best wishes, dearie. What d’you mean by where to start from? You’ve started already. I mean, you’ve picked the dates. That is a major step.
Anyway, have you picked your wedding colors? Have you booked for anywhere close to the wedding venue, which will be the reception hall? Reserved or booked ahead for rental equipments? Who’s gonna decorate the hall, the cars? Print the invitation, RSVP cards (optional), church programme (make sure you keep for yourself and your groom) and start sending them out. Just the IV and RSVP cards, I meant oo!
Is there an option to write your own wedding vows and have you written them?. Does the institution require you to show blood tests? Have you completed your name change documents? Applied for marriage licence yet? Sent wedding announcements to local newspapers/magazines, maybe?
Are you going to sell aso-ebis? For Bride’s and Groom’s sides, for both the trad and the white wedding? Who and who’s going to be among the bridesmaids and groomsmen? Are they aware of how much their wears might cost them? Shouldn’t they be visiting the tailor’s like right now? Determine how many are interested now. Give out the gifts (if you want to give gifts for these) as you’re distributing them, so no one person can buy a single bundle, share among 6 people and then, disturb you for 6 gifts on your day or after. And if you’re solvent enough, you could give gifts to your guests. Like jotters/calenders/pens/umbrellas, on which your faces’re printed. Whether they buy aso-ebi or not.
Hey, what about your own wedding attire(s)? Are you certain they meet the dress code of the institution (church/mosque) as regards sleeves, low neckline, color….?? Of course, Do-Not-Forget-To-Buy-Wedding-Rings!! And don’t forget to hand them over to the ring bearer or best man, on that day too – to take to the church or wherever.
Who’s going to do your make-up btw, make your hair, tie your head tie…you know…help you dress? You need professional touch, of cos. It’s not everything that our aunts and mums can help us do perfectly, all the time.
Confirm which cars (2 or 3) and drivers, will be taking you, your groom, your train and maybe folks, to all the venues. Someone might need to coordinate the parking at the venue’s parking lot too.
What does your guest list look like? D’you think more than a 100 people will show up? Or are you going to make it strictly-by-invitation, to help you impede chaos, even better? How are they going to sit? Just anywhere? Have you booked to have that particular caterer you’ve heard wonderful stories about, before someone else, makes her unavailable on your day? Discuss your menu with her/him. Is she/he going to be baking your cake or will you just order a beaurrriful one? Oh, also check in with your vendors: confirm arrival and delivery times. Also, do not forget to make arrangement for people to serve and maybe ushers too. Yes, they’re different.
What about your MC, a DJ/live band, a photographer, a videographer? Give a list of important shots to take, to your wedding photographer. You get the drift– students from so so so, members of kegites, daddy’s family and so on.
Practiced your dance moves? Don’t get “served” by your hubby on that day oo. People must “spray” you money. Which of your trusted friends/fam will help you pick them up and keep them safe, until after the boogie?
Would you need to hire hotel rooms for out of town invitees? Where will you retire to, on that very day, after the ceremony? Honeymoon’s where? Flight tickets?
Best wishes, dear!