The Main Aspects of Planning a Wedding

The idea of planning a wedding can be overwhelming. There are a lot of aspects to consider, and sometimes the basic aspects take the longest to sort out. In this article, we will look at the 4 main areas that need to be planned for your wedding.

4 Main Areas of Wedding Planning

  • Location
  • Theme
  • Guest List
  • Food


wedding ceremony locationsChoosing between wedding ceremony locations  will be the first major decision. The first thing to decide is whether you want an outdoor or indoor venue. Next, do you want your ceremony and reception in the same building? Ask yourself what sort of wedding you want. A Traditional one will mean you are looking for more of a historical location, whereas a modern wedding will mean you may want a unique wedding ceremony location.


The next area to focus on is the theme or feel of your wedding. This can help you decide on the decorations, locations, dresses, and flowers.  You will want a cohesive theme for your wedding, as this will make the whole thing picture perfect. Be sure to settle on an appealing color pallet, and choose your bridesmaid's dress and flowers around that. If you are into a unique wedding, think about having a theme wedding based on you and your partner’s favorite show or book.

Guest List

Narrowing down a guest list can be complicated, and oftentimes cuts need to be made due to budget.  Be sure to lay out your budget at the onset of wedding planning, so that you do not go overboard.  When choosing your guests, make sure to focus on the people that matter the most to you. You may be pressured into inviting other people to make family members happy, but remember, this is your wedding, not theirs.  If you do not invite someone you care about, you will regret it later. 


Food is another area that can quickly get out of hand financially. The first thing you should decide is whether you want to have a banquet style meal or a plated meal. There are pros and cons to both, such as cost and convenience.   Some wedding ceremony locations have restrictions on who can prepare food in their kitchen, so be sure to check for a list of approved vendors when booking your location. 

Most places also offer a menu tasting, which you should partake in. This way you will be sure to get a meal that is enjoyable to you and your guests. This will also ensure that the caterers are actually able to create the food they claim they are able to, meaning you won’t have any unexpected culinary disasters on your big day.


These areas of wedding planning can be broken down further, but use this list as a jump off spot for your wedding planning. And always keep in mind that your big day is about you and your partner, plan your wedding around what the two of you enjoy.