Tips for a Bride Planning Her Own Wedding
Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and one that you hope you’ll only do once. Of course, you can always renew your vows in the future.
But, that does mean there’s a lot of pressure on you to get it right, and there are a lot of things that you need to get done! That’s why you need these tips to help you plan your perfect wedding day.
Consider getting Help!
The first thing you need to do is decide whether you have the time to do everything yourself. If you can’t afford or don’t want a wedding planner, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enlist friends to help. Their input can be useful and their assistance will be invaluable.
Get A Folder
You need to keep everything organized, a folder, with a section for each of the main organizational parts, will be the perfect accompaniment for you. Whether you’re planning at home visiting the dressmaker, or doing anything else wedding-related, your wedding folder can accompany you and make sure you make the right decisions.
Choose & Book a Venue Early
The earlier you book your venue the more likely it is that you’ll secure it for the date you want. This will also allow you to tell family and friends to save the date and start planning all the other elements of your wedding.
In fact, booking early will also help you to spread the cost of your wedding, making it more affordable.
Consider The Theme
With a venue picked you need to decide on your theme. This will allow you to discuss and organize the wedding decor and choose your wedding dress. Despite having a theme, your wedding dress should make you look elegant, put on suitable bridal lingerie that will show the shape of your body more. In fact, the theme is essential to most parts of your wedding, getting it decided on will make all other decisions much easier.
By now you’ve started to spend money, the venue, dress, and décor are all going to cost. You need to create your budget to ensure you have enough money for all the other elements of your special day. Setting a budget early allows you to look at ways to raise extra funds if you need them. It also ensures you can review costs and save money when possible.
Book Music & Food
Again, knowing the theme will help you to choose the music and food that you want for your special day. You can opt for a traditional sit-down meal, or simply have food trucks on standby. The choice is yours! Food trucks have become more and more popular because they are convenient, adaptable, mobile, and very cool. You can always get creative with food trucks for weddings, as they suggest a huge variety of services and restaurants. With their customizable menu, you can be sure that all your guests will be satisfied. They are less expensive than the traditional catering services. Food trucks can always be a good option because they leverage the stress of food ordering and location preparation for caterers.
The good thing about getting the music and the food sorted is that you’ve covered all the major elements.
The date, venue, dress, décor, food, and music are all that you really need to make your day great. Of course, there are other things to do.
With the main stuff out of the way, you can concentrate on a photographer, wedding favors, the suit for the groom, bridesmaids dresses, flowers, the guest list, and getting the invitations out.
It’s an exhausting list which is why you need help! But, by starting early you’ll find it much easier to stay on top of everything and have the perfect wedding day.