An Indian wedding involves a thorough planning, endless preparations, and intensive management, plenty of emotions and of course lot of enjoyment as well as sorrows for the families, depending on which side of the story you are forming part of. The moment when the wedding dates are finalised, there begins a long and elaborate process of preparing for the wedding. Most of the preparations are common for both the families and thus can be put in a common basket. Following the preparations listed below will make your task of organising the wedding in a simple but special way.
Selection of …Everything!
The list of selections is endless and very exhaustive, selection of the venue, guest list, functions, gifts, garments, menu, photographer, priest, etc. It involves a lot of fun and participation from everyone in the family. Usually, the part of purchasing dresses and jewellery is taken up voluntarily by the ladies of the house and the arduous tasks of dealing with event managers, transporters, cooks and electricians are happily delegated to the men who always look busy in the execution of their tasks.
Distribution of Responsibilities
It is very important the head of the family takes a lead and distributes responsibilities right from the start. It will organise the tasks and endow everyone with the tasks that are best suited for them. Here again, the task of selection is very important and thus ‘right person for the right job’ principle needs to be applied. In addition, a periodic review of the progress of tasks also deserves attention in meeting the timelines.
Beware of Time-Wasters
These are a special brand of people who will always look very interesting and offer you loads of advices on almost anything, but when it comes to execute the task they are nowhere to be seen. Keep them happy, but keep them at bay. You can also assign them to the tasks suited to their calibre… you got it right- tell them to supervise the tasks that are not important. The best is to listen to them, but ignore them and focus on your tasks at hand.
A Special Diary to Remember
It might sound like a diary to make note, but it actually is a notebook to note down all your tasks, their progress, responsibilities, pending tasks and the expenditures involved. It is very important to keep a track of all that you are doing and all that needs to be done to ensure a smooth flow of events.
Always Remember to… Relax
Sometimes people have a habit of creating panic for anything and everything. No need for that. It will only create more confusion and loss of precious time. If something is not right…… sit back, take a deep breath and utter the golden word - ‘Relax’. It will ease your nerves and you can then focus on the difficult task by first understanding it and then by carefully examining and finally executing it.
Finally…Do not Forget to Enjoy!
Life is too short to be wasted in worrying. Even if you make all preparations perfect, some things are bound to go wrong. Your friends and relatives will take out mistakes in your preparations. Just Relax, you cannot be perfect and remember for some people, finding out faults in others is a way of life. So, do not give too much importance to everyone who has an opinion. It is your function and you should enjoy it to the maximum. This moment will never come back again, make the most of it and keep a smile on your face, it will multiply your fun and shoo away the worries.