Ask any couple that has been through the wedding planning process and they’ll say the same thing: It’s never easy. That’s why we started by offering a wedding planning guide for brides. Wedding planning doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. In fact, you can enjoy this process by taking care of the most critical aspects of your wedding step by step. Take advantage of these 7 simple wedding planning tips to take the stress away.
- Start early
One mistake that many couples make is waiting until a few months to the wedding date before beginning the planning process. It is important to get as much done as possible in the first few months. You can’t try to do everything in the last months and get it done in the shortest period of time. Start planning immediately after your engagement.
- Come up with a detailed schedule
As soon as you set the wedding date, come up with a list of things that you would like to accomplish within a specific time. For instance, write the month when you want to have reserved the ceremony reception. Try to get the details correctly so that the last few months will not be very hectic.
- Set time for wedding planning
If you normally have a busy schedule, you can find it a major challenge trying to set aside time for wedding planning. You can decide to handle wedding planning on specific days of the week. For instance, you can decide that all Mondays and Fridays are dedicated to wedding details.
- Share duties
You can’t get things done all by yourself. You probably have a team of friends, colleagues and relatives who will be happy to help with wedding planning. You can allocate some tasks to your trusted friends. For instance, ask your maid of honor to be in charge of the bridesmaids dresses. You can ask your husband to be in charge of what the guys will be wearing and so on.
- Be ready to make adjustments
During the process of planning your wedding, you may come to realize that some things may not work out as you want. For instance, your tastes may not blend with the groom’s. It is important to be flexible and agree to make the necessary changes. Give people an opportunity to explain why it can’t be done in the exact same way you hoped for.
- Get all the details of wedding vendors right
Most importantly, get accurate information about your wedding vendors. Clarify all the details regarding your initial discussions. Make sure the contracts they give you have the specific dates, times and locations. Most importantly, read the fine print before signing any contracts with vendors.
- Maintain order/Be organized
The first thing you should do is to invest in a notebook where you will record all your wedding information. Put all the details like the dates, times and locations in that notebook. Being organized will keep the planning process stress free.
Most importantly, relax and enjoy the wedding planning process.