So, the engagement went perfect. He asked your parents for permission, the ring fit and it it’s BEAUTIFUL, now what? Isn’t the laundry list of things you need and want to do for your wedding growing longer by the second? Who will be my Maid of Honor? I need to try on dresses. How much should I have saved up to have the wedding of my dreams? Small wedding, grand wedding, Should I elope? Indoor or out door? Pink? champagne? light blue? teal? gray? Ahhhh! The ideas won’t stop. But you’re in luck. There will be time. What’s the secret of planning a stress free wedding? Not doing everything in one day.
Excitement – with the exception of money, is one of the reasons stress levels increase when planning a wedding. Gathering every new detail and looking at the popular trends for this year’s wedding is a handful and can get overwhelming. Here are some tips to keep calm when planning the wedding of your dreams.
1. Develop a plan – what kind of wedding do you want? How many guests? Do you want a church or an outdoor wedding? Oh! Don’t forget the date! Once you’ve straightened out these details. You can get the venue(s) locked in, look for a photographer/videographer and determine who will be in your wedding party.
You can also speak to a close friend of yours who recently got married. Particularly one with a wedding plan you like since you’ve seen it in action.
3. Piecing it together – Look at what you’ll need that’s necessary for each focus of your timeline.
5. Necessary Check – now that you’ve got what’s necessary and reviewed your budget. If you have some extra cash to spend, add some details to make it yours. Photo booths, children’s packs for kids to have to occupy themselves at the wedding, a donut bar, an ice cream bar, cupcakes, food trucks, giveaways, flowers, rehearsal dinner, limo, a honeymoon sweet. After all, you only get married once so make it a night you can remember forever.