When it comes to planning a wedding for the first time, you may want to know some tips and tricks to keep the stress down. While some may hire a wedding planner, for the rest of us, the planning falls on our laps. I will admit, wedding planning is a lot of fun even if a little stressful.
Today I’m sharing some wedding planning tips and tricks to help you survive. From flowers to invites, and the little things that many forget when planning their wedding, I’ve got you covered today!
Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks
Set a Wedding Budget
Now, I’m sure you know that you should have a wedding budget. The real tip I have is to stick with your wedding budget. I’m all too familiar with the extra expenditures that can add up when you’ve set a wedding budget but simply can’t live without a wedding item you’ve found online.
Make sure you sit with your partner and develop a financial plan for your wedding day that you both commit to sticking to. The last thing you want to do is start off your married life with a huge amount of debt.
Make a List of Priorities
Many of you have probably envisioned what your wedding day would look like. The color scheme, the flower arraignments, the location and so on. While you may have dreamed of having a very specific wedding, it’s time to discuss priorities with your partner.
Sit down and make a list of wedding day priorities. These will be things that both of you simply cannot go without having on your wedding day such as a wedding welcome sign.
Now that you’ve discussed a financial plan and priorities list for your wedding day, it’s time to get organized with your partner. It’s important to use apps and sheets to get organized with anyone who’s helping you plan this wedding.
Having a way to stay organized and communicate easily with your partner and any others who may be helping you with the wedding planning will help ensure you stay within budget and minimize stress.
Think About Dates
You’ll want to think about the right date and location to have your wedding. Now that your partner and you have designated a specific budget, and have a list of priorities you should be able to pinpoint a few dates and locations.
Sit down with your partner to review each other’s calendars to try to plan your wedding date. You’ll want to take into consideration family birthdays and other events you’ve previously committed to before setting a solid date for your wedding day.
Choose Wedding Party
You’ll want to be very selective about who you choose to be part of your wedding party. Sad as it sounds, you’ll want to make sure your wedding party are people who can unite together for the purpose of celebrating your wedding day without added stress or drama.
This is probably the hardest part for any couple planning their wedding. I know it’s hard to pick just one person out of all of your friends to be the Best Man or the Maid of Honor, but it’s something that must be done. Try to be creative and thoughtful about who you select during this process.
In all reality, planning your wedding is a big deal and while you may get overwhelmed and feel anxiety creeping in during the wedding planning stage, you’ll feel nothing but love and happiness when that special day arrives and you say “I DO” to the person of your dreams.