Now anyone who has had to plan a wedding knows that you always get much needed useful information after the event.
That's why many couples may sit back and think that they could have done things differently, and the outcome would have been better. Unfortunately, there are many things that you can't foresee.
As a wedding couple who is probably in charge of planning your wedding, you can do a few things to reduce the odds of something going wrong.
Whether it is having a complicated and often awkward conversation about the budget of your wedding or seating charts, it is essential that you start planning early.
However, there is more to it than that, and that's why we've spoken to some leading wedding planners in the industry to find out how they go about planning amazing weddings. If anything, these tips should help put you on the right track.
1. Plan for Your Wedding Right Now!
Planning for your wedding should start right away, aka as soon as you've decided to get married. Sure, the wedding is scheduled to take place next year, but one year isn't enough time to tie up all the loose ends.
Since you're going to be handling everything from the wedding suit to the cake, food, and wedding venue yourself, getting an early start will save you from a great deal of stress and often distress.
2. Make the Planning Process Fun
You will always want to make planning the wedding fun because it can become very stressful if you don't.
When you enjoy the journey, you are thinking clearly, which helps you avoid mistakes that would otherwise be made, leading to additional stress.
One way to make it fun is to make it celebratory. For instance, if you are scheduled to meet up for a dress fitting, turn it into an afternoon tea or something similar.
3. Get Your Stuff Organized
You need to create a document with all the suppliers' names, contact numbers, and other details. You should also have a to-do list.
Not only does it put you in control of the planning process, but it can be handed over to other people who may be helping you plan the wedding.
4. Hire A Venue Early On
One of the first things you should do is to hire a venue. Many of the best venues tend to be booked months in advance.
Plus, once your venue is booked, it becomes easier to tell everyone when your wedding is scheduled. However, make sure that the venue can host as many guests as you want before booking it.
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5. Take Lots of Notes
Sure, it might feel like you're back in school but taking notes when visiting venues and other suppliers can be a big help because it prevents you from forgetting important details. Trust us; it is very easy to forget things.
You want to rate venues out of 10 based on factors that matter to you, like proximity, style, budget, charm, and price.
6. The Menu Matters
You might leave the breakfast menu for last, but that is a huge mistake. Instead, it should be one of the first things you decide based mainly on what you like to eat. Pick your favorite foods; after all, it is your big day.
7. Prepare For Rejection
As much as we’d love everyone on our list to attend our weddings, it’s very rare that this actually happens.
In most cases, you’ll find that 10-20% of people you invite won’t attend your wedding.
Of course, there are various factors like the proximity of the location, how many people you invite, etc.
But we still just wanted to give you a quick warning, so that you aren’t disappointed.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our favorite wedding tips, but remember that the most important part is that you enjoy it!
Your wedding is special, and it should be treated that way. So, just enjoy it!
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