It’s probably your first time gearing up to plan for your wedding, but that certainly is not the case with professional wedding planners. The benefit of a professional planner is they have already helped other couples plan their perfect wedding… Walking down the aisle with the utmost happiness. If you want that same carefree peace when you’re planning for your big day, check out this friendly advice from a planner:
Sort out your priorities
Most importantly, you and your partner have to decide for yourselves and find out what is important to you and what is not. Try to make decisions that are true to your vision, regardless of the social pressure of continuously chasing the latest trend. Taking some time to talk out your vision will help you decide what you want for yourself and for your partner. If you prefer a small intimate wedding over a grand and extravagant one, then you need to go for it! And don’t let the family pressure get to you either. This is the first step towards the perfectly planned wedding.
Set the budget
Once you have decided what kind of wedding you want, the next most important step is managing your finances. You must decide on the venue, the number of guests, the food, and the grand celebrations by taking into account the budget you have. While budgeting, you must allocate money to all of these things separately. After this allocation, if your budget allows, you can add extra fun details and to create your unique event.
Seek inspiration for the wedding designs
Allow yourself to think big and let your imagination run wild when you’re thinking about your wedding design. This way you will be able to take inspiration from multiple things. It will help you decide the theme, the designs, the venues, and menus for your wedding. Don’t forget to look for inspiration within yourself as well. Again, it’s important to find out what your interests are and what you want most for your big day. This is a great time to check out wedding websites, read magazines, and watch tv shows, where you can learn about the elements you need to be focused on for your event. Educating yourself is the key to making the best decisions about the menus, venues, and wedding designs. Don’t wait until the last minute. Start this process as early as possible, to avoid adding stress to your day.
Meet the vendors and the planners
You must avoid choosing your vendors by merely looking at the photos of the work they have uploaded on their social media accounts. You should also check out their reviews. But the best thing to do is meet your vendors in person. Try to get in touch with the videographer and photographer before your wedding, for example, to make sure they know what you want for your perfect wedding photo album. If you want to hire a wedding planner to do all this stuff, then you must book them before anything else, to make sure they find and manage the vendors that you want for your vision. You must make them aware of your budget so they can help you find the best venue, designs, menu and celebratory activities to eventually make your wedding perfect. If a wedding planner is not in your budget, you can always work with a consultant to point you in the right direction toward the things that you’ll need to do.
Don’t be indecisive
While planning the wedding, you must not engross yourself in little unnecessary details. It would be a total waste of time, and promises to turn you into the dreaded “Bridezilla” or “Groomzilla”. The more decisive you are with options in your planning process, the more fun your wedding will be for you. If you are stuck on a point and can’t decide by yourself, that’s the best time to consult your partner or your family and then make a decision. The quickest way to kill the joy in planning your event is in wasting your energy in futile details and micro planning.
In the end, follow the most important expert, yourself. Make sure you reflect on what you really want, follow your gut, and make bold decisions! Don’t frustrate yourself with the little details. This day is just one tiny moment in your marriage story!