Are you planning on having your wedding right after Ramadan? Then you certainly don’t have enough time to leave any planning details till after it’s over.Here is what you need to do before and during the holy month of Ramadan.
#1 DentistGo to your dentist before the holy month even starts. Fix your teeth and whiten them for a perfect glowing smile on your big day.Read: Teeth Whitening at Home!
#2 VenueRamadan or not, you should book your venue way before your wedding date, especially if Ramadan is coming up, as hotels and ballrooms are normally fully booked right after Ramadan.
#3 ShopRemember that shops have different opening times during Ramadan, as most of them usually close during the day and open after Iftar, or vice versa. So plan carefully and check out the opening times of the stores you have your eye on.
#4 GuestsMake sure you notify your guests of your wedding date if you have not sent your invitations yet, particularly if you have friends and family members attending your wedding from abroad. They need to make travel plans during a busy post-Ramadan season. Check out our following articles:
- How to WOW Your Wedding Guests!
- Treating Your Out of Town Wedding Guests.
- Save-the-Date:Your Pre-Wedding Invitation.
- Place Card Holder Ideas for Your Wedding.
- Seating Plan 101.
#5 Wedding Suppliers Book your photographer &/or videographer and DJ before Ramadan. Again, many weddings happen during Eid Al Fitr holiday, so venues, photographers and DJs are usually fully booked! Click here to see our online directory for Jordan and Lebanon!
#6 Stay HealthyMost people gain weight in Ramadan, with all the dinners and suhoor you will be invited to. Make sure you don't ruin your diet. Start a fitness routine or consult a dietician if you wish to lose weight before your wedding or just maintain your current weight. You want your wedding dress to fit well!
#7 Beauty RoutinesBook a couple of makeup and hair style rehearsals & select your make-up artist & hair stylist. Use the month of Ramadan to take care of your skin and try on some of our Do-It-Yourself beauty recipes we posted in Tips & Trends, which include facials and scrubs. There are also some more in the Videos section. Remember to drink lots of water after Iftar to replenish your skin’s moisture content and stay hydrated.
#8 Wedding GiftsSelect your Wedding Lists (bridal registry) from stores you would like your guests to purchase your gifts from. Again, check their opening hours during Ramadan.
#9 PartiesDon’t scrap off the whole month from your planning calendar. Consider having your Henna party or bridal shower during Ramadan. An oriental theme will be perfect during this period. Check out these articles and galleries to help you out:
#10 Travel PlansReconfirm your honeymoon, travel and hotel plans. Make sure your official papers are valid and that you apply for visas before Eid Al Fitr holiday begins.