Whether you are a bride-to-be, a newcomer into event planning and management, or a seasoned expert in putting a wedding together, the fact of the matter remains that there will be a seemingly endless list of things to do before the day. It can be quite easy to get swept up in the whirlwind and transition into a state of blind panic, but it is worthwhile knowing that this is not going to get you anywhere, but only increase your stress levels even more. Even if it feels like everything is piling up, a few strategic tips can help you take a breather instead.
Instead of having planned things halfway only to realise you are short of finances, why not start off with a set budget? Of course you will need an overall number for the total cost, however it would be even better if you could split up the different areas and allocate individual budgets accordingly. This will ensure you stay within these constraints, which means the chances of you having to re-do the entire setup is non-existent. Although organising your finances means you may realise you do not have the money you hoped for a Japan-bound wedding, at least you will not fall into trouble later. Wedding photography is another crucial area to consider when budgeting.
USE A CALENDAR
This applies not just for dates, but also times. If you are having the celebrations spread out over a couple of days, there will be way too much going on; if you are the bride, the last thing you need is to keep running about in confusion. Therefore, a well-mapped calendar is key to keeping your hair in place as you can mark out all the dates necessary with times… and if you do it creatively enough, you can mail a copy to each of your guests as well!
Considering every girl dreams about her wedding day from a very young age, this seems a rather silly tip however, you need to still take it to heart. Start early and keep plenty of time in between for slip-ups and mistakes. Perhaps the wrong cake was designed, they forgot the lace on your veil or even worse went with a completely different bouquet. With time to spare, it can be easy to right these wrongs. Find the photographer for your wedding photography early on, as after all, these are your memories for the rest of your life.
It could be possible to have your dream wedding provided you shop around quite a bit before finalising vendors. You can locate so many discounts and negotiate deals if you leave plenty of time as well as accumulate a solid database of contacts for the different items you will be needing. If you as the bride are planning the wedding, enlist the help of your bridesmaids too who will be more than willing to help!