Whether you want a big wedding or a small, intimate affair, wedding planning is going to be one of the most stressful things you set out to do. It’s supposed to be one of the most special days of your life, so you want to get it right.
However, it’s important to remember that there’s no such thing as ‘perfect’. Keep the end result in mind and remember why you’re doing this in the first place – because you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. If you can stay calm and avoid getting stressed out over the smallest thing, you’ll have a much nicer time and a much more enjoyable wedding. Here are a few more pointers that can make wedding planning surprisingly easy:
Hire A Wedding Planner
Is this cheating? Who cares! If you have the budget, hire a wedding planner to do most of the legwork for you. You’ll save time and stress, and probably end up with a much more enjoyable day because of it.
Cut Down Your Guest List
Having tons of guests at your wedding, some of whom you haven’t seen for years or barely know, will only stress you out and cost you more money. You might feel obligated to invite partners of friends, their children, or long-lost cousins, but the fact is, it’s only going to give you something else to worry about. Cut down your guest list. Be brutal. This is your day and you should only invite the people you truly want to share it with you. The people who matter. Don’t let family guilt you into inviting somebody, either. Be strong and stand your ground!
Start Way In Advance
Start planning your wedding as early on as you can. Booking the venue, vendors, and other aspects way in advance will give you less to worry about and think about by the time the day comes around.
Choose A Gorgeous Venue That Doesn’t Require Much Decorating
By taking your time to select a venue that is absolutely stunning, you’ll barely need to add decorations at all. This will save time and money, even though the venue may cost a little more. You can visit this site to get a good idea of what you could look for in a venue. You might want to write down your priorities before searching for venues, so you don’t get sidetracked. What should it look like? Should it have an outdoor area for pictures? What is your budget? Noting all of this down will mean you don’t go over budget.
Always Read Vendor Reviews And Testimonials
Before hiring your vendors, read reviews and testimonials. Ensure they are reliable. Have a little interview with them too, to ensure that you get along with them fine. Again, these are small things that can make a big difference to your day.
Ask For Help From Friends And Family As A Gift
Rather than asking for gifts, how about asking for help from friends and family instead? Maybe one is great at making wedding favors/invitations. Maybe one could make your cake. Just be prepared to invest in the really important things, such as a photographer/videographer. These things will last forever!
Gracina Estrella – Cabanog is a Digital Marketing and Growth Strategist for Businesses. She is a mother of two and a wife to a tech geek. When she is offline she cooks, watch TV and hangs out with friends and family on the beach. Join her free Facebook Community of Social Media Marketing Learners, too! She is the founder of the startup SparkHiveMedia.com