Have you ever dreamed of your perfect wedding? I think that almost every woman in the world has. I came up with my first wedding plan when I was 7. I wanted to marry Tommy from math class and it was gonna be in Disneyland. All the princesses were to be my bridesmaids! Right now I am planning my perfect wedding to the perfect man (not Tommy, that ship has sailed) and I am ecstatic! I want to share some things I learned so your dream wedding can be as perfect as how you’ve always wanted it to be. Be warned: it takes a lot of time and energy, but in the end, it’s worth it.
With overflowing emotions, stress and excitement, organising your perfect wedding will not be easy. Here are some tips to take off the you can use to organise your wedding in a less stressful manner:
1. Paint the picture
If you can afford it, hire a wedding planner. But if you could, you wouldn’t be reading this. So the first step would be to imagine how you want it to look. Take some time to try to put your perfect wedding dream in a single picture so you can present it easy and simply to the people who will be working it out. Lay out a plan. Use spreadsheets and checklists. You’re the boss and you are in charge of everything. Don’t try to do everything yourself, instead use that energy to explain every tiny detail of your perfect day to the people in charge. With a perfectly laid out plan, your preparations will surely go smoothly and problem-free.
2. Prepare invitations
One of the main wedding parts that you should never forget is the preparation of wedding invitations. There are several ways on how you can address wedding invitations but in every way, you should always maintain proper etiquette. Sending wedding invitations help you have a foresight on the number of guests who will be present at your wedding.
3. Plan the space in advance
A few months before the wedding, you should already know the number of individuals who will be attending. Make sure that you get all the RSVPs so you know for sure who is coming and always book more seats. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Check the venue and make sure that it is up to your standards.
4. Catering (equipment)
Catering services can be beneficial in many events, especially weddings. Aside from providing your guests the best types of food, catering services also provide catering dishes and other equipment (such as these). This means that you no longer have to buy plates, spoons and other utensils. Catering services starts from preparing to serving the food and cleaning the dishes. You no longer have to think about these things when you hire a catering service provider.
It is, however, very important for you to find the best catering service provider that has the best provisions and equipment to ensure your guests’ satisfaction.
5. Always keep budget in mind
Wedding preparations can be fun and exciting but while you enjoy, always remember to keep your budget in mind. Don’t spend too much on things that are not quite necessary. When looking for a wedding reception, for example, don’t close a deal without visiting several sites. In this way, you can find the best place at the lowest possible price.
6. Hire professionals
Your loved ones will surely present themselves for free for certain services such as photography and videography. While it may be unkind for you to say “no” to them, you must do so if they are not really professionals in the service they are trying to offer. You can always explain the reason for your refusal and why you opted to hire professionals and they will surely understand.
7. Avoid multitasking
The main reason why you should prepare for your wedding in advance is to avoid multitasking. Multitasking can be good at times but if you are preparing for a once in a lifetime event just like your wedding, you should avoid multitasking. Sometimes, individuals miss a lot when they multitask. Avoid mistakes and keep things seamless by not multitasking.
8. Stay relaxed
As your wedding day approaches, you will normally feel stressed especially when you find preparations inadequate. You should, however, remember to keep your composure and stay relax. Don’t over-think and don’t let the stress get into your mood. Remember to be happy and stay focused while you do your wedding preparations.
Your dream of a perfect wedding day can only come true when you prepare for it adequately. Follow these tips in your preparation and see your dreams come to life.