Here you are, engaged and ready to get hitched to your life partner. The wedding planning stage can be a very intimidating task for couples getting married. However, this doesn’t have to be the case, so start planning your dream wedding. With our help, you can forget about those bridezilla stories you’ve heard and embrace the joy and exhilaration of planning the perfect wedding.
To get you started, we have assembled eight tips for organizing your dream wedding.
Start with a wedding budget
It is crucial that you set a budget before you start planning your dream wedding. The number of guests invited and the wedding venue will be determined by the budget. Without a budget, the cost of a wedding can quickly spin out of control. Conversations about money can be tough, but they’re essential from the start to ensure that planning goes smoothly.
Remember what you and your partner value most
Keep the things that matter most to you close to your heart and try not to compromise on them. This is a special day for you and your partner. As you look back on that day, you want to think, wow, we got the wedding of our dreams. Decide what the three most important things are to you and your partner and make sure to allocate enough funds to those areas to get what you want.
You do you
You shouldn’t ever feel obligated to include a particular element in your wedding day simply because it’s what others are doing. It’s your day, do what you want with it – if you don’t like cake but love martinis, then ditch the cake and have a cocktail bar for dessert.
Find wedding suppliers who understand your vision
When researching suppliers, pay attention to their work and their style. That does not mean you have to opt for something they have already done. However, partnering with a supplier whose style complements yours means you can make something truly remarkable.
Meet your vendors face-to-face
You can fall in love with a photographer’s work, a venue’s pictures, or even some clips from a wedding band, but it is always best to meet them in person. The wedding day will be thrown off if you don’t get along with them.
The key vendors to meet in person are the following:
- Photographer and videographer
- Marriage officiant
- Venue staff
- Wedding planner
- Hair & makeup artist
Never sign a contract without reading the fine print
Before contracting any wedding services, including the venue, couples should do their due diligence on suppliers. Shop around to find reputable vendors. Couples often shop for the lowest price, but they end up getting what they paid for – the lowest quality.
If you need to cancel or alter your wedding plans, is your deposit refundable? If so, how much? During what period are changes allowed? What is included in your wedding package? Whenever you have questions about clauses in a contract, you should ask your vendor.
It’s not worth sweating the small stuff
Weddings don’t have to be the perfect day. They’re not fairy tales. Things can go out of control, but how you handle these things determines whether you have a successful wedding event. No one will regret that you chose a stemless wine glass over a stemmed glass. Consider what is best for you, make a decision, and follow through on it.
Trust your gut instinct and don’t get hung up on the details
It’s easy for couples to get caught up in what they think they should do, or what their parents want them to do. Your wedding day is about you and your partner, so you should have the wedding you want!
If you can make decisions quickly during the planning process, it will be more enjoyable and easier. For your wedding day, there are countless big and small decisions to make, so trust your instincts as a couple. Whenever there are differing opinions, talk about them, come to a decision, and then move on.
Planning your wedding should be a fun and exciting experience. To make your dream wedding a reality, you don’t want to stress yourself out too much. It’s important to be flexible and remember the reason you’re celebrating – your marriage to the love of your life.
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