Planning a wedding can be a on overwhelming task, but it's also an exciting time. There are so many things to think about, from the big things like the venue and the dress to the smaller details like the flowers and the favors. But don't worry, I'm here to help! I hope that you feel relieved and have a better idea on how to jump start your wedding planning!
Here are a few tips for planning your dream wedding:
Start planning early. The earlier you start planning, the more time you'll have to make decisions and get everything sorted out. You will need time to search for the perfect venue to fit your vision along with many other decisions. Waiting until the last minute can lead to spending more time and causing more stress. We recommend starting to plan at least 12 months in advance.
Set a budget. It's important to set a realistic budget for your wedding and stay within your financial comfort zone.Otherwise, you could end up in debt. We recommend researching the costs of your desired vendors prior to hiring a wedding planner to avoid sticker shock ! It is important that your vision and your budget align so you can avoid being disappointed by the costs when you begin opening your wallet.
Read our blog on tips for developing your wedding budget to learn more about wedding costs.
Make a list of priorities. What's most important to you for your wedding? Is it the food? The decor and guest experience? The music? The location? Once you know your priorities, you can start making decisions about the rest of the details. It will also make a smoother process when soliciting help from a planner and family/friends.
Enjoy the process! Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it's also a lot of fun. Make sure to enjoy the process and take some time to appreciate all the hard work you're doing. Don't forget to continue to date your partner during the planning process because it can help alleviate stress . Try going on spa dates, dinner dates and booking an engagement shoot to help stay connected.
Here are a few more specific tips for planning different aspects of your wedding:
Venue: When choosing a venue, think about the size of your guest list, the style of wedding you want, and your budget.
Dress: When choosing a dress, try on as many as you can until you find one that you love. And don't forget to factor in alterations!
Food: The food is one of the most important parts of the wedding, so make sure you choose a caterer that you love. Guests always remember the food and the entertainment at weddings !
Music: The music will set the tone for your wedding, so choose a DJ or band that you know will get everyone dancing.
Flowers: Flowers can add a lot of beauty to your wedding, so don't forget to include them in your plans. If you do not like flowers, you can speak with your wedding planner about alternatives to flowers that will still be beautiful and romantic.
Favors: Favors are a small way to thank your guests for coming to your wedding, so choose something that is meaningful to you and your partner.
Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, but it's also an incredibly rewarding experience. By following these tips, you can make sure that your wedding is everything you've ever dreamed of.
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