Your wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of your life. Unfortunately getting there can be difficult. Whether or your going all out for a huge fairy tale wedding or keeping it simple and intimate with your close family and friends, planning a wedding can be stressful. The good news is with some planning and a few tips you can at least control the chaos.
Make a Budget
I know this isn’t as much fun as the other stuff, but it has to be done. You will need to make a budget for your wedding, and then divide it into how much you are going to spend on specific things. For example you need a budget for your dress, your wedding party’s attire, food, and venue just to name a few. Having a budget for specific things will ensure that you don’t go overboard and go broke. You can find some great budget templates here.
Wedding Planner or No Wedding Planner?
Hiring a wedding planner can be a lifesaver! What many people don’t know, is a good wedding planner pays for themselves by means of finding the right vendors and knowing how to negotiate and stretch your dollar.
Start as Early as Possible
No matter what kind of wedding you want to have, the earlier you start your planning the easier it will be. There are so many things to do, and you don’t want to be stuck trying to do them all at the last minute. If you are getting married quickly, consider a smaller wedding so that you don’t have as much to plan.
Talk With Your Partner
You want to communicate with your partner and make sure you are on the same page. Get them involved in the planning and have them help out if possible. Some partners will want to be really involved, and some partners won’t care as long as you come down the aisle. Involve them anyway, even if all you get is them agreeing to what you pick out. After all, it is their wedding too.
Choose Your Bridesmaids
You want to officially choose your bridesmaids early, especially your Maid of Honor. They will be excited about your upcoming wedding, and they won’t mind helping you out with some pre-wedding tasks.
Find “The Dress”
Finding your perfect wedding dress is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your wedding. You will want to bring along a few people to help you with your decision, but think carefully about who you bring. If you have a friend or family member who has to have it their way or sees everything negatively, don’t bring them. You want people who will give you their opinion but know that this is all about you.
Many Services-One Vendor
Consolidating as many services as possible will make your life easier, and things will flow much better with people that are used to working together. This is especially helpful when you don’t hire a professional wedding coordinator. Consider hiring WedShasta and let them take care of your photography, wedding video, D.J., and wedding website. It will help your to-do list get to-done much faster and automate those Wedding RSVP’s.