Planning a colorful wedding can be a daunting task. Many couples find wedding planning overwhelming that they decide to hire a professional organizer to do much of the work. At times, the couple may be working, hardly getting spare time to run the occasion’s errands.
On the other hand, some may take charge with some help from friends and relatives. You may be DIY enthusiast who adores working with your hands for a unique touch. Or you may be working with a shoestring budget and cannot afford to hire a wedding planner.
One of you may also be a manager in a wedding venue that there’s nothing much left to plan. Whatever your reason, this primer will guide you in the planning of your wedding.
- Have a wedding budget and stick to it
Agree with your partner about the items or highlights you want for your occasion. A wedding budget is an ultimate guide that will inform all the spending you’ll do.
You may have friends and relatives who contribute to the budget. Let them specify the amount of what bills they’ll settle.
Actualizing your big day will need you to stick settle on a specific figure. Once you include all essentials, and stick to it. Otherwise, you may find all your accounts depleted yet some items not paid for.
- Draw a list of wedding priorities
What are the most significant aspects that mean the most to you? Is it the gown, the suit, wedding venue, photography session, catering, the dance, or exchange of vows? Once you list all the essential wedding items, order the items according to priority.
Is the gown and suit the most valuable aspects? If so, decide if you’ll purchase or hire your dress. Prioritizing all the wedding’s aspects helps one stick to the budget and stick to only what matters.
- Articulate your wedding style
What kind of wedding style appeals to you most? Next, do an online research to learn your taste, style, and preference for wedding themes. Look at the kind of wedding photographs trending on Instagram and other social media platforms.
Once you identify what you want, ignore all the others, otherwise, you may end up confusing yourself. Your wedding style should reflect your personality and that of your spouse. And because the two of you are likely to have different ideas, discuss and agree on a blended version that meets your expectations.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming. However, planning in time and using organization tools can help actualize your big day.
- Get organized for effectiveness
Planning a wedding can get messy and exhausting. A working schedule helps you manage time, and also get all things complete in time. Find organization tools such as Excel, spreadsheets, and other checklists to help you plan your activities. You can also find budgeting tools and apps to guide you and help you keep on track of all wedding aspects.
- Involve all the significant persons
First, the decision to plan your wedding should be an agreement between you and your partner. Involve your spouse in every decision-making for the wedding. You can use it as an opportunity to learn from each other and is also a chance both of you to make your dream come true.