Top Tips for Wedding Planning
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Summer 2022 might be the perfect date for you, but that doesn’t mean you should wait two years to start wedding planning. As your wedding day nears, the more you start planning, the easier and less stressful it will become. A clear plan will allow you to stay on top of things and ensure that you don’t miss anything. Your first three priorities should be insurance, guest list numbers, and budget.
You shouldn’t spend any money until you have a realistic budget. It is a common error to overlook the small details. In order for your budget to be effective, you must consider every detail. You should also consider additional expenses like dresses alterations, gifts, and beauty costs. All of these can add up quickly!
Your big day is yours, but your family and friends will still be there to support you and want to get involved in the planning. You’ll feel more comfortable asking for help from trusted people, and you’ll be able to tell the truth if things don’t go as planned.
Selective with your guest list
It is crucial to sort your guest list in advance so that you can focus on finding the right venue for your guests. The most expensive expense will be per head, so don’t feel guilty about inviting guests you don’t want. This is the most difficult and largest decision you will make in the entire planning process. However, it must be yours and only your h2b’s.
Long distance venues
It doesn’t matter if you aren’t happy with where you live or if you want to marry where you were born. However, it is important to stay close to the majority of your guests to ensure that you have enough people to attend. This will impact the timing of your wedding. For example, you cannot expect guests from Liverpool to arrive in Somerset before 11am. This is particularly important if your wedding is abroad. You can be sure that not everyone will be able make it.
You should have a Plan B.
Regardless of how much you try to avoid it, there could be an issue with the catering or even a problem with the weather. It could be anything, from problems with catering to rain (despite the forecast promising dry weather). You should plan for all possible scenarios and be prepared for any unexpected events so that you don’t get stressed and anxious on the big day. You should also consider purchasing wedding insurance. Make sure you check your policy to see what is covered.
Pick your best girls
Your biggest support should be your bridesmaids. So choose carefully. You should not choose friends you have just made or distant cousins. Choose your sisters, best friends for a long time or close family members. It’s not something you want to see in your wedding album years later and be unable to contact one of your bridesmaids.
Hire the best photographer possible
The wedding album will be the way you relive your most precious memories. Make sure you do your research and find the right photographer for you. Engaged shoots are great because you get to know your photographer and practice your poses.
Make sure you get the right menu
The food is a big talking point at any wedding. You can have everything from hog roasts and buffets, to bake offs, and even mini fish ‘n chips. Don’t skimp on this area, hungry guests are not a good idea!
Feel great, but don’t go overboard
Every bride wants to look great in her wedding photos. If you want to boost your confidence, now is the time to start a healthy eating program and do a few exercises to tone your body. However, extreme diets are not recommended. Remember that your groom will marry you as you are.
Do not fall for the common beauty mistakes
Too much foundation, too much fake tan and coloured-in eyebrows are the main culprits. To make your features pop in photos, you’ll need to use a little more make-up, but not too much! 2015 is all about soft, smokey eye colors and peachy tones for the cheeks and lips.
Your groom should take on his own responsibilities
Although your fiance might not have been involved in planning the wedding since he was five years old, he will have his ideas and opinions and want to be part of the planning. Pay attention to his words and remember that it is his day. Men love to be involved in the budget, menu and music decisions.
Personalize the small details
You and your partner are the most important part of your wedding. Make sure you incorporate as much of each other’s personalities as possible into the day. The stationary, favours, and the first dance should be a reflection of the guests.
Lists, lists, and more lists!
There are a million and one suppliers, all with ther own payment deadlines. It’s hard to keep track of it all.
Make sure you get your gift list organized early
Prezola makes it easy to find everything you need on one list. You can even donate to charity with your honeymoon funds.
It’s important to get it done early so that people have enough time to save, research, and get the things they really want. Prezola’s simple-to-use list is a great resource.
Remember what is important
Planning a wedding can be stressful. But if you get too involved, stop and think about what your wedding really is all about. You are marrying the love you have always wanted!