Here are 10 tips to help you get started with wedding planning

Planning a wedding does not have to be a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be difficult, filled with stressful moments and endless tasks. Congratulations if you’ve joined the “I’m getting married” club. Here are 10 tips that will help you plan your wedding. Practical steps you can follow to make it a smooth process.

  1. Take the time to enjoy your engagement.

It is easy to rush to make all the plans, but it’s also easy to forget to call your family and friends to share the good news.

  1. Discuss your PRIORITIES and ‘MUST-HAVES.

This is crucial before you spend any money or time planning. Talk to your partner about the type of wedding you would like. You might be surprised to learn that there are certain things that you both have that are not deal-breakers that need to be negotiated. These conversations will give you a better idea of what kind of wedding you want.

  1. GET INSPIRED!

Once you have a clear idea of what kind of wedding you would like, you can start to get inspired. This is your chance to get immersed in the wedding world. To help you organize the things you love, dive into directories and wedding blogs. It will be very helpful for your wedding planner, stylist, and florist, for example, when you are explaining the vision.

  1. MONEY TALKS

Establish a budget. This is something I cannot emphasize enough. This is something I cannot stress enough. You can use a spreadsheet to help you keep track of your spending during the planning process. Your priorities should be reflected in your budget. Your budget should reflect your priorities. For unexpected expenses and last-minute changes, make sure you have an emergency fund. 

  1. Get Organized and Get Help

Planning a small party for your birthday can make you anxious. I recommend asking around friends and family who are trustworthy to assist you in planning your wedding. Working with a wedding planner is an option if you have the funds.

  1. RESEARCH INSURANCE

This pandemic taught us one thing: we need to be prepared for anything. I strongly recommend that you find a wedding insurance policy that will provide you with peace of mind in case of mishaps on the day or the days leading up to it.

  1. START WITH THE BIG STUFF

Once you have done all of the above, it is time to begin committing to your wedding plans. This includes your wedding venue. This is usually the largest expense, closely followed by food or beverage. You can also set the tone for your wedding by choosing the right venue. Spend some time looking for one that suits your style.

  1. ENJOY THE PLANNING

You don’t have to make wedding planning a difficult task. Take time to enjoy key moments like the food tastings, bridal appointments, and choosing your decor. Invite family and friends you know to make these moments more memorable. You don’t have to invite the aunt who has everything (negative) to say. Only bring positive vibes to this event.

  1. BE A MINDFUL OF YOUR HEALTH

This is not the right time to start a crazy diet or shredding for your wedding’ regimen. It is important to set aside a specific time each week for wedding planning. This will ensure that it doesn’t become a burden on your life and you enjoy the process as a couple. Be mindful not to let the build-up to your wedding be stressful with all the other things going on in the world.

  1. BE PRESENT, ENJOY YOUR DAY!

It is amazing how fast time passes once you get to the big day. My couples often comment on how quickly the day passes after the ceremony. They should be present at every stage of the day. This will ensure that you aren’t focusing on the details when you should be enjoying the moment with your loved ones. It is also a good idea to set aside time for you two during the day so that you can take a step back together and take in the day.

 

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