One of the most important days in a couple’s lives is their wedding. At times it can feel overwhelming and stressful to plan your own wedding; however by following the stress-free tips offered below, you can have a wedding planning experience that is smooth sailing, and form an expert event professional´s mindset, more enjoyable.
Set and Stick to a Budget
Weddings tend to be very expensive, and as with any other event it can be easy to add items to a master list as the event draws near, items which are usually not in your set budget. It is important to make a budget and stick to it. Be flexible, prioritize and if you overspend in one area, cut back somewhere else.
Create a Timeline
A timeline is crucial. You want a reasonable timeline which will fit your schedule. On a calendar map out due dates to keep yourself organized. Make sure that you have allowed plenty of time to insert orders which could take longer than others.
Be Smart With Important Details
Once you have a budget, take the time to plan the important details. Create a guest list that fits your budget and stick to it. Choose a venue and the date and time of your wedding. Make sure you visit the venue. Talk with the owners and see what is provided and carefully read over the rental contract.
Take Time for You
Make sure that you plan to give yourself some R&R time the day of your wedding. Hire a day-of coordinator who can take things over on your day. This will allow that you have a stress free day and still have all your vendors greeted and taken care of properly.
Regardless of how properly planned a wedding is, things will never go exactly as planned. Expect this, and if it happens you will be able to be well prepared to have your day-of coordinator assist you in tackling the issue or roll with the unexpected.
Soak it All In
Many times couples forget to just take a minute and once everything has been planned and is in motion, just look around the room. Take some time to relax, enjoy the feeling of accomplishment of having planned a memory for your lives that is fun-filled and emotional. It will feel amazing to be able to soak up all of your hard work and pat yourself on the back for having pulled it off.