Scheduling a wedding can be one of the most rewarding, happiest times in your life. It can also be one of the most stressful times of your life. There can be many cooks in the kitchen telling you what to do, and you probably have no experience with wedding planning, so there’s a lot to learn as you go. We’re here to give you some simple tips that can help better prepare you for your wedding day.
Pick Your Budget Early
As soon as you have said “yes” and have decided to begin the process, the first thing you should do is pick your budget. Everything you are planning for at your wedding including the venue, the number of guests, the amount of food, what you are eating, and all other little details depends on your budget. So, you need to sit down and plan your budget early, deciding how much you can spend on each aspect of the wedding. If you’re looking to have a memorable day but do not have a large savings, be sure to check out wedding saving guides to help you get the most with what you have.
Find a Checklist-Site like Wedding Wire or The Knot
There are many sites out there that do this, but Wedding Wire and The Knot are the two most well-known. These sites help you schedule out all your preparations. They let you know exactly what you should be working on for the entire year before your wedding date. Their checklists are broken down into monthly time periods, and you can cross off the things you have accomplished. And let’s face it- it’s impossible to know when you should order the cake or when you should pick the floral arrangements, so these sites make it so simple for you.
Follow Your Checklists Closely
Whatever you do, do not get behind on your checklists and try not to go over the budget you have set for yourself! Planning a wedding is stressful, and the more you have to do, the more anxious you will become. Get ahead of all your checklists so you are fully prepared on your big day. The earlier you are prepared, the happier you will be. At the same time, things will be more stressful if you go over-budget, so stick to your budget and wedding saving plan, too.
Bring in Friends and Family to Help Make It Perfect
Lastly, if you have family and friends that you love and trust who have been married before, welcome their guidance. They have been through it all before, and they surely will lovingly want to provide advice. There are many details that can help make your day truly special that are only known by someone who has experienced it themselves.
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