Planning a wedding can be a time consuming and an equally stressful affair. In that, if you are holding a full-time job, then things will get even dicier. This piece will give you tips on how to manage your time while preparing for this big day.
8 Essential wedding planning tips and tricks
1. Set a date
Once the ring is on the finger, it is time to start preparing for the big day. At this time, one of the first things to confirm is “when will I get married”. Once you know the date, you can start sharing it with the others from the group. Then you can start preparing for the big day.
2. Find out what you want
With all the wedding pictures that you have taken, you can create an open relationship with your fiancé by giving her freedom to operate your account. At such times, it is not difficult to want the biggest, prettiest and most romantic weddings. In addition, when deciding vendors, please look at your budget on hand and then set your expectations. Do not sign up for something you are not sure of.
3. Plan well
For the time just after your engagement, be prepared for the busiest time of your life. At times, you will have nothing to do in between. If possible, try to not take breaks that are too long or you will have to hurry things up, when you are doing your tasks.
4. Skip the DIY
If you have not tried your hand at major projects, now is the opportune time. If you do things yourself, they will take time. Instead, start depending upon other people. Approach an affordable interior design company for doing up your home. Do not spend your time and money on an elaborate wedding invitation. After the wedding event gets over, the guests are going to throw the same in the bin, therefore, please do not spend your valuable resources on it.
5. Help at hand
Many hands make light work. This means that if you are overwhelmed by the amount of tasks you have at hand, try to take assistance either from your fiancé or from other loved ones. Offload tasks like writing addresses on invitations and picking dishes on the menu to either your fiancé or your loved one. Working in a team will make you less stressed.
6. Enter forums for advice
If you are the only bride to get married at a particular time, amongst friends and family, head to the wedding forum and check what other brides are doing. You will find a community of brides who will provide you support and a listening ear to your wedding planning grievances.
7. Get organized
Try to keep all your wedding related documents all in one place, in a Google sheet or a Pinterest board or a notebook. Documents like your to-do lists, brochures, swatches, etc should all be put safely somewhere. Try to organize them in categories. This will help you find them when they are needed.
8. Let go of it
While it is good to be focused, please do not get worked up on things that do not work out as per plan. Prepare a 2nd, 3rd or 4th option which can serve you when things go wrong.
These are eight tips for wedding planning. I have given them to you with a view to improving your marriage function. Now, to follow them or not is your call.