We know that wedding planning can be exciting, but it can also feel overwhelming and daunting at times. We hope you find these wedding planning tips helpful.
1. TAKE IT ONE STEP At A TIME
Although lists may not be for everyone, they can help you organize your wedding. You will avoid feeling overwhelmed by the chaos. Stress can be reduced by being organized, following a schedule and having lists. It’s an exciting time! Let’s not stress about it!
2. SET GOALS
It is easy to get distracted by wedding plans and forget to set goals. You can stay on track by setting goals. Make a wedding calendar and keep track of milestones and important dates.
3. LISTS, MORE LISTS and MORE LISTS
This is a common one, but we sometimes overlook the importance of wedding planning lists.
Make a master list, make detailed lists of the key tasks, and be sure to include the steps. It’s not enough to say “get the bonbonnieres” on a checklist. Instead, you should decide what you need to do, then shop online for the items you need, make/create them (if necessary), and drop them off at the venue. You’ll be able to remember everything and stay on track with your goals.
This will help you realize how much work is still to be done and where to put your energy and effort. It’s a satisfying feeling to cross things off your list. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment!
4. DO NOT BE AFRAID to ASK FOR HELP
Trust your friends and family to offer their help. It doesn’t take all of you to do it.
5. FINALISE YOUR GUEST LISTS EARLY
You can save time and money by finalizing your guest list before the event.
6. MAKE THE MOST OF WEDDING EXPOS IN YOUR AREA
It can be overwhelming to plan your wedding. It can be difficult to keep track budgets, suppliers and what you need. It can become difficult to stay on top of all this when you add hours of research, reading blogs and magazines about weddings, as well as advice from family, friends and strangers. An excellent place to start is at the wedding expo. Ask industry professionals any questions you may have and ask them about their different packages to help you decide if they are right for you. Expos offer a wide range of wedding suppliers, including photographers, designers, venues and florists as well as DJs. The expo allows you to plan all of your wedding from one location, or get all your questions answered in one day.
7. FIRST TEST ALL DIY IDEAS
If you plan to DIY your wedding decor, you can purchase a few of the necessary items and then create your own masterpiece. It’s best to order the other items only after your wedding decor is perfect. If your DIY vision isn’t what you envisioned (think Pinterest vs reality), this will help you save money. You can save money by trying different materials instead of buying the bulk material you end up not using.
8. CREATE A RUN SHEET FOR THE BIG DAY
To ensure that everyone is on the same page, and has the same timeline and coordinates for the day’s events, create a schedule and runsheet for the wedding day. A run sheet should be included for the ceremony, the photographer, DJ, band, venue, and bridal party. It will ensure that everything runs smoothly.
9. SET EXPECTATIONS FOR ROLES
You must ensure that the people who will be delivering the speeches or the MC are clear in your selections. Make sure you are clear about what you expect them to do, and when, especially if they have to prepare anything before the wedding.
10. FIND THE RIGHT WEDDINGPHOTOGRAPHER.
Your wedding photos will be one of the most precious keepsakes from your special occasion. Although it can seem daunting to choose the right wedding photographer, it is an important decision. Take the time to do your research and make the right choice. It is important to choose a photographer who can capture the special moments of your wedding with style and aligns with your vision. Take a look at these tips to help you choose the right wedding photographer.
11. DON’T FORGET WHAT’S IMPORTANT
You may feel anxious or stressed out during wedding planning. Take a deep breath, relax, and remember what your wedding is about: you and your partner and the joy of marrying your love.
12. DESTINATION WEDDING ACTIVITIES
Consider organising optional group activities for the day before and day after your destination wedding. This will provide your guests with additional activities and an opportunity to spend some time with each other.
13. ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR YOUR VOWS TO BE WRITE
You may have chosen to personalize your wedding ceremony. Make sure to allow plenty of time for your vows to be written and to avoid stressing out. These tips will help you write your vows.
14. TAKE A LITTLE RELAXATION
Take a few nights off together in the months before the wedding. There is no need to plan your wedding. Just quality time. You’ll be able to take a deep breath, switch off, relax and give your brain and your sanity some rest.
15. Have fun!
You can have fun at the wedding by having cake tastings, going to venues, shopping for dresses, and even doing DIY projects around the kitchen table. Although wedding planning can be stressful at times, it doesn’t always have to be that way on the big day.