Planning a wedding can be overwhelming at first because it involves a lot of sacrifices as well as hard work for you to have a perfect dream wedding at the end. However, it only takes a bit of organization for everything to be on the right track. When you are armed and ready to start the wedding planning process, here are some top wedding planning tips you should keep in mind.
You should have a planning timeline where you slot in tasks each month based on what is required to happen. This will help you visualize how much is coming up in different months so you can move around tasks to handle everything.
Fix the Budget
You should not spend any amount of money until you have set a reasonable budget that will not stretch you too far. Do not make a mistake of forgetting all the little extras. For a budget to work, you need to include every detail including an account for additional costs like dress alterations costs, gifts, and beauty expenses among others.
Even if it is your big day, most of the family members and friends are always more than willing to lend a helping hand. You can also hire or delegate some work to a wedding planner. This will help you have time to rest and think of other things in life.
Have a Plan B in Place
Even if you do not want to think about it, anything could go wrong on the big day. It might be anything from issues with catering to rain. Have a plan B in place for each situation and provide for anything that may not go as planned. This will help you not to be left anxious and stressed out on your wedding day.
Add a Personal Touch
With all the wedding traditions that your friends tell you to include in your wedding, make sure to plan for some personal traditions too. If you have family wedding traditions that have been done in the past, or if you have a tradition you want to start for future generations, do not hesitate to give your wedding a personal touch.
Make Lists, Lists, & More Lists
With many suppliers to handle, each with their own payment deadlines, it is difficult to keep track of everything by yourself. Sit down with your spouse; make a budget spreadsheet of expected and actual costs and when the debt settlements are due. You should also list what things are left to do.
Be Selective with the Guest List
Making a guest list is one of the hardest decisions in the whole process. However, it is essential to sort out the guest list so you can concentrate on finding the right venue to cater for the number of your chosen guest. The cost of every guest is most likely the biggest expense, so do not invite people you do not want to come.
In conclusion, planning a wedding can be stressful. If you are caught up in it all, do not forget what is important- you are marrying the love of your life. Therefore, you should carefully follow these wedding planning tips and be guaranteed that you will have a perfect dream wedding.