Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. However, planning a wedding can be stressful, time-consuming, and overwhelming. With so many things to consider and decisions to make, it can be difficult to know where to start. To help you organise your wedding day with ease, here are 10 top tips that will help you plan your big day without a hitch:
#1: Plan your wedding well in advance
It’s never too early to start planning your wedding day. The earlier you start, the more time you have to make important decisions, book suppliers, and iron out any details that might arise. Ideally, you should start planning your wedding at least a year in advance.
#2: Decide on your budget
A wedding has a lot of different things to organise and this undoubtedly means a lot of expense too. With so many different parts to factor in, it’s easy to overspend – if you don’t keep an eye on your choices.
#3: Know who you want to invite early in the process
This doesn’t mean you need to have a definitive guest list, but you do need to have a rough idea of numbers. Not only will this have an impact on the venue size, it’ll also have an impact on your catering requirements too.
#4: Make the venue your number one priority
Once you know your budget and a rough idea of numbers, you can start looking for a venue. It’s worth remembering that wedding venues can get booked up at least 12 – 18 months in advance, so give yourself a decent head start, by booking up early.
#5: Book the photographer and transport early
It’s understandable that key wedding essentials get booked up too – so start sourcing your photographer and wedding transport as early as possible to ensure you get your number one choices.
#6: Make personal changes early
Both the bride and groom tend to want to look their best on their wedding day. However, many leave personal changes to the last minute, often meaning crash diets, dodgy tans and lots of stress. If you plan what changes you’d like to make early, not only can you remove the stress, you can also make changes with sensible, well thought out changes.
#7: Hire a Wedding Planner
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the task of planning your wedding, consider hiring a wedding planner. A good wedding planner can help you with everything from choosing a venue and selecting suppliers, to creating a timeline and coordinating the details of the day.
#8: Communicate with Your Suppliers
Communication is key when it comes to planning a successful wedding day. Be sure to keep in touch with your suppliers, let them know your expectations, and make sure they have all the information they need to do their job effectively and efficiently.
#9: Delegate Tasks
Make sure you don’t try to do everything yourself. Delegate tasks to your family, friends, or bridal party, so you can focus on enjoying your special day. This will also help to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
#10: Take Time to Relax
Finally, make sure you take time to relax and enjoy your wedding day. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and stress of the day, but remember that this is your special occasion. One to celebrate your love with your partner, family, and friends.
If you follow the ten tips above, you’ll have made a great start on your organisation plus, if you’ve taken note of the ninth tip, you’ll also have plenty of helping hands. So, delegate some tasks and put your feet up! And most of all when the time comes, enjoy your big day!