Breathe, enjoy the planning process and ultimately, enjoy your day and being with all your loved ones.
Congrats! You’re newly engaged and ready to dive in to planning the details of the big day. Before you get overwhelmed, read these tips that every bride should know.
1. Set the date!
Make sure you leave plenty of time for planning details and coordinating vendors. A wedding checklist may help you keep tasks and timing in order. Breathe! It may seem like a lot of work, but take some time to relax and enjoy the planning process. The more you can enjoy your day-of preparations, the better it will be.
2. Outline a budget.
Start by estimating what you think you’ll need for the wedding itself and then add on any additional costs that may come up, like a videographer, honeymoon, or alterations. You can also factor in your expected guests (including children and pets), as well as your preferred wedding location and catering options. Once you have a good idea of your overall costs, start setting aside money each month to cover those expenditures.
If money is tight, consider looking into financing options like loans or grants. And don’t forget about tax breaks! If you are getting married in a state where marriage is not tax-deductible (like New York), be sure to crunch the numbers to see if there are any other ways to save money on taxes.
3. Time of day – Consider personalities, party style, budget, or guest list best.
Consider the time of day when your wedding will take place. Some couples prefer to have their weddings in the morning, while others may prefer to have their wedding at night. There are pros and cons to both times of day, so it’s important to weigh them all carefully before making a decision.
If you have a large wedding party, it may be best to schedule the ceremony and reception close together so that everyone has enough time to get back to their homes or hotels afterward?
Another factor you should consider is your budget. If you’re on a tight budget, try having your ceremony closer to the reception venue so that you can save money on transportation.
Finally, think about who will be in attendance at your wedding. Will it be just family and friends, or are you inviting some of your favorite celebrities or other influential people? If so, be sure to plan for enough space and transportation for them.
4. Wedding Party – It’s never too early to ask and get the commitment.
When planning your wedding, it’s always a good idea to have a plan in place for your wedding party. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
First, make sure to ask your guests if they would be willing to participate in your wedding party. This way, you know who is available and won’t have to worry about any last minute changes. It’s also helpful to get the commitment of those who are willing to participate early on so that you know how many people will be attending the ceremony and reception.
To help with preparations, consider setting up a timeline for each part of the wedding day. This way, everyone knows when they need to be ready and won’t have any surprises waiting for them when the big day arrives.
Finally, be sure to have a plan in place for dealing with any conflict that may arise during your wedding party. This can be especially important if there are disagreements over who should be in charge. By having a plan in place, you can prevent any potential drama from disrupting your big day.
5. Vendors – The devil is in the details
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6. Ask around
It is important to ask around for advice when planning your wedding. Ask your friends, family and professionals what they did to make their day special. The more knowledge you have, the easier it will be to put together a truly unique and personalized wedding.
Do not be afraid to change things up if you are not happy with the original plan. There is no wrong way to do a wedding – as long as both bride and groom are happy with the outcome! If something does not feel right or you want to add an extra twist, go for it! Weddings are meant to be memorable celebrations that reflect your unique relationship with each other, so make sure you take all of your suggestions into account and don’t be afraid to experiment!
7. The ones you love
Make sure the people that are important to you know how you would like for them to be included.
Here are some tips for including your loved ones in your wedding planning:
- Tell them what you want and expect from them. This will help avoid any surprises or arguments down the road.
- Plan a time where you and your loved ones can sit down and go over all of the details together. This way, everyone knows what is expected of them and there are no surprises when it comes to the big day.
- Be clear about who is responsible for which tasks during the wedding day.
- Send out invitations to everyone
8. Consider Wedding Size – Small and intimate or blow out extravaganza?
If you are planning your wedding, it is important to think about the size of the event.
Many couples opt for a smaller wedding because they want to spend more time with their guests. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a smaller wedding size.
First, make sure that you have enough space for your guests to dance and have fun.
Second, be realistic about how much food and drink you will need, as well as any decorations or flowers.
Finally, if you have children in attendance, be sure to factor in their transportation and spending needs.
9. Help needed – When in doubt, ask for help!
A few tips every bride should know!
If loved ones are asking how they can help out at the wedding, be sure to tell them that there are a number of ways that they can be involved! Whether it’s helping with set-up or tearing down, there is likely something that they can do to make the process run more smoothly.
Another way that loved ones can help out at a wedding is by being supportive and positive. This will go a long way in making everyone feel comfortable and excited about the big day. Thank them for their support!
10. Enjoy the moment!
Celebrate your accomplishments along the way! When you hit certain milestones (like finding your vendors, finalizing your wedding timeline, etc.), take some time to celebrate with your loved ones. This will help keep the excitement level high and help you stay motivated throughout the process.
Keep a positive attitude! Even if things are going slower than you’d like them to, don’t let negative thoughts take over. Instead, focus on all of the progress that you’ve made so far and all of the amazing things that are still to come.