The perfect wedding exists in the minds and hearts of the bride and groom. Planning a wedding, requires the bride and groom to communicate their love, their expectations and the customs they want to embrace as a part of their wedding perfection.
1. Planning Early
Choosing to do things last minute is disastrous, and with a wedding, even two months before the wedding is last minute. Make sure you have at least 6 months before your wedding date, which will give you ample time to get everything you need for your big day.
2. Putting Your Guest List First
Your guests determine your budget, location, food and drinks, transportation, and many other aspects of your wedding. You must therefore decide on the guests and then work your budget around the number.
3. Having An Realistic Budget
This can go both ways, where you have too little for all your big ideas, or too much for your own use. In these cases, you will still need to save any extra money that you remain with after the wedding to begin your marriage in good financial health. Do remove any unnecessary things from your budget early enough before implementing it.
4. Choose Not To Be A “Bride-Zilla”
Turning into “Bride-zilla” when planning your wedding can be a nightmare, and there should be room for “Groom-zilla” as well. These terms refer to worrying too much about little details about the wedding and annoying everyone in the process. It can happen both to the bride and groom when each want perfection that probably will not be remembered a few months after the wedding day. You can avoid falling into this trap by keeping in mind that what you want to remember most is not the truffles or the matchbooks but the joy of your family and friends. So relax a little and let everything take their course of action.
5. Be Flexible In The Wedding Plans
Your wedding plans should accommodate any changes that come along the way. You will have several months before your big day, and anything could happen in between to change your original ideas and budget. Go with the flow and leave room for adjustments, especially in your wedding budget.
6. Get A Wedding Planner Guide
If you have a very busy job or a very short time in which to planning a simple wedding, or if you are getting married out of town, you may want to consider hiring a professional wedding consultant. They can help alleviate the headaches of making lots of phone calls and take care of other details you do not have time for.
7. Ordering A Suitable Size Wedding Gown
You may want to fit into that perfect wedding day, or you may want to use your wedding day as a motivation for losing weight. Understand that you will be so busy with the wedding plans to do any exercise or to keep to your diet. Choose a wedding gown that fits you as you are, and try not to worry so much about your weight.
These 7 wedding planning tips are totally worthwhile if you put your effort in, learn to be flexible and keep your sense of humour throughout the wedding planning process.