Planning your wedding should be an exciting time in your life as you prepare to get hitched, though it can often be a little stressful. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and wake up in the middle of the night after a nightmare in which you forgot to order the flowers. So, we’re here to help, removing the guesswork from wedding planning.
Our first top tip is to start planning early. The earlier you start, the more you’ll be able to enjoy the process and steer clear of becoming burnt out. Not only will it put you in good stead, but if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind setting, you’ll likely need to book as far in advance as possible, to get your desired date. You should not have to compromise on the beautiful venue, with stunning views, and in-house wedding options, so take this advice and get in there early.
Get Your Bridesmaids Involved
Choose your bridesmaids wisely, then get them involved. You’ll want to pick people you’ll trust, that have a good eye, and won’t mind getting stuck in during the planning phase. This way, you’ll always have an extra set of eyes to ensure you don’t forget anything and are making the best decisions. That being said, don’t forget that at the end of the day, your wedding is all about you. So, you get the final say. In addition to this, ensure your significant other has some tasks of their own to complete before the big day. Delegation is key.
Carefully Consider Your Menu
Of course, you want your guests to have a great day, and one of the most common complaints from guests is about food. So, be selective with the menu. A lot of good wedding venues will have an extensive menu you can choose from, which is sure to make your job a lot easier. Avoid skimping here, you want to make sure your guests don’t go hungry. It’s also worthwhile ensuring you have options for a range of dietary requirements, such as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free.
Make a Spreadsheet
Yawn. Spreadsheets, we know. But trust us, a simple spreadsheet can help you stay on top of your wedding spending. So set a budget and use a spreadsheet to ensure you stick to it. If you want to spend a little more on your dress, that’s fine, just budget a little less for flowers. This way, you won’t be left feeling overwhelmed when you’ve spent more than you intended. Sometimes the boring admin jobs can save the day.
Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy
Lastly, enjoy it all. This is your day, and it’ll only happen once, so try to enjoy everything about it. All the planning, the cake tasting, the dress fittings, the rehearsal, the bachelor and bachelorette parties, everything. Remember, if anything does get missed, it’s not the end of the world: this is your love story, and what matters most is that you get to marry the love of your life.