Planning for your big day can be incredibly stressful, especially if you’re the kind of bride/ groom who says “no thanks” to having a wedding planner and prefer to take charge instead. How do you begin to choose the right cake/ florists/ invitation cards etc when there are so many options out there?!

To make things simpler for you, we’ve shortlisted some of the must- haves at a wedding . Click on the “book now” icon to have a look at some of the respective vendors on Delegate to get you started!

1. Wedding venue

Planning for one of the biggest days in your life is definitely a stressful process but before you turn into a bridezilla, calm down! You’ve got this. Start from the most important thing of all — securing a venue.

If you’re thinking of hosting a more intimate party, why not kick start your day with a simple outdoor party before moving into a hotel ballroom? P/S, this will give you a chance to take more beautiful pictures too!

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Photo credit: Park Hotel 

If a small-scale wedding isn’t what you’re searching for, don’t be afraid to glam up your space. Most hotel ballrooms come with chandeliers but don’t hesitate to add in personal touches if you can! A personal favourite of mine is to have strings of fairy lights draping across the room. Imagine walking in with the love of your live under the glow of hundreds of little lights – it can’t get more romantic than that.

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Photo credit: Deer Pearl Flowers 

2. Wedding invites 

After securing the venue, the next step is to secure the people. Wedding invites should correspond to your wedding theme so guests will know what kind of outfits to wear and what kind of gifts to prepare.ink_scribbler-philippines-singapore-invitation_designers-custom_invites-watercolour_style-wedding_invites-weddings-birthdays-events5

Photo credit: Ink Scribbler 

Don’t forget to send out invitations to recruit your bridesmaids and groomsmen too! They will form your home team as you dive into preparing for the wedding. Show your appreciation in advance with a sincere personalised invitation.15895334_1174084282682195_5250213329832866107_nPhoto credit: Spick Studio

3. Wedding favours

If you’re already spending quite a bit on preparing favours, why not find some that are practical and that your guests will love? Choose nondescript wedding favours like these personalised marble coasters or perhaps have a photo booth for guests to have fun at?

Even better – find photobooths that provide guests with gif copies of their photos that they can post onto social media under your wedding hashtag. This way, you’ll have a virtual photo album you can look back on forever!

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Photo credit: Lemonpassion Calligraphy 

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4. Wedding decorations 

While having a theme for your wedding party isn’t a must, it’ll definitely look neater and prettier if all your decorations are centered around the same style. Consider enlisting the help of an event stylist to do all the sourcing and the making for you. This way, all you have to do is to enjoy the final effect.22365581_1934172783265628_8800434741380313080_n

Photo credit: Med Kärlek Inc.

5. Wedding banquet

Even though your friends and family will love to celebrate your big day with you, there’s no doubt that they’ll be happier if you provide them with a delicious spread. Most hotels will have their own banquet menus for you to choose from but if you’re holding a small outdoor pre-party, why not consider serving some little bites? You can go two ways – healthy or sinful. 2017-04-04-11-12-25-1_1_origPhoto credit: Blanc Studios 

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Photo credit: DoSiRak

6. Wedding cake

The star of the traditional cake cutting ceremony, this is the one thing you can’t do without at a wedding. megu_weddings_3 Photo credit: Megu Weddings

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Photo credit: Susucre 

7. Music and emcees 

Together, these will help to set the right ambience at your wedding dinner. Usually the bride and groom will opt for having a close friend or family member to hot but if your friends are a little shy, perhaps engaging an emcee will help!wedding_buddies_musicians_bands_event_planning_weddings_parties_delegate_justdelegate_delegatesg_singing_3Photo credit: Wedding Buddies 

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Photo credit: Royce Lee

8. Florists 

Flowers have been part and parcel of every bride’s outfit but now, there are more ways to get creative with them! You can customise your bouquet’s colours and themes or even incorporate unusual elements, like adding in some succulents, into your bouquet if you’re tired of traditional roses. Or, consider opting for paper or synthetic flowers. These will make lovely keepsakes that you can hold on to forever! flower_story_flowers_event_planning_wedding_bouquets_delegate_justdelegate_4

Photo credit: Flower Story


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9. Outfits and makeup 

This is one thing that guys just don’t understand and they’ll end up saying things like “you’re pretty just as you are, we don’t need to find a make up artist!”

What they don’t know is that every bride wants to look her very best on this special day and so, finding a good hair make up artist is essential. In fact, while you’re at it, why not treat your bridesmaids to a little pampering too?

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Photo credit: Karis Chiu Makeup 

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10. Wedding photography and videography

Last but certainly not least, these are the people who turn your memories from one day/night into keepsakes you can look back on for life. Having a strong photography and videography team is critical for turning all the fleeting moments to sempiternal captures.shutteringhearts2-1Photo credit: Shuttering Hearts 

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Photo credit: Momentold Productions

And there you have it – 10 wedding must-haves! Search our blog for more inspiration for your wedding planning and keep a look out for packages and deals on our social media channels!