If there’s one stigma we know to be true about weddings, it’s the planning. To some brides, it comes as this dreaded, behemoth event with choices galore. Flowers, invites, bridesmaids dress, seating charts….they’re all just daring you to make a decision. For other brides, this is the day they’ve dreamed about,
waited for, and it’s FINALLY HERE! But where to start? We’ve found that if you jump in early and aren’t afraid to get a little creative, you can save yourself a lot of headache during the planning process. Here’s a few tips and tricks to keep the planning process simple.
Tip: First things first, the venue! Do you and your hubby-to-be dream of peaceful nuptials on the beach or of a rustic backyard shindig? The early bird gets the worm here. Booking early not only ensures you nab a date in that perfect venue but it also gives you some breathing room on your timeline. Once the venue is locked down, it will help you make other decisions like setting a date and the type of dress you should look for. Trick: Don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Maybe you’ve always dreamed of an Tuscany wedding but Grandma can’t make the flight. Hire an expert Event Designer to give your local vineyard a touch of the Tuscan sun.
Tip: Nail down a budget. Let’s be real, that Pinterest wedding you’ve curated is to die for, but it might Trick: You don’t have to be an numbers wizard to keep your wedding on budget. Wedding Wire has a great budget tracking tool that makes it easy to know where your money’s going. The Knot has a whole host of tools including a budget calculator, that helps create a personalized spending plan. Even good ol’ Excel will do the trick if you just need a place to keep track of it all.
Tip: Next, hire a wedding planner! Regardless if you’re an All-Star planner or an Easy Breezy Bride, consider hiring a stellar wedding planner who will partner with you during the long haul planning process. She’ll be there to answer any and all questions, help you set up a timeline, offer advice on how to get the most out of your budget, and suggest expert vendors who meet the style of your wedding. The best part is that she’ll take the reigns on the day-of so you can focus on marrying that handsome hunk or hot chick! Trying to stick to a strict budget? Reach out to a close friend or family member who’s got a knack for details.
These are just a few of our tips and tricks. Our best advice is to have fun. Your wedding day is an incredible day where all of your favorite people are gathered in one place to celebrate you and your groom saying yes to forever. Happy Planning!