There’s no experience like planning a wedding. The processes you go through when you’re putting your dream day together may conjure up a mixture of emotions, but there’s no doubt that this is an incredibly special time. If like me, you’re counting down the days until you say ‘I do’, here are some pearls of wisdom to bear in mind.
There’s an assumption that every bride is surrounded by spreadsheets. It’s hugely beneficial to be organized when you’re in the throes of planning, but you don’t need to devote your entire life to your wedding day. Maintain a balance between having fun and enjoying the process and keeping on top of numbers, payments and RSVPs. Use a book or embrace modern techniques and use apps to make sure everything is in order. If you get the main things, such as the venue, the dress, the invitations, and the photographer, ticked off at the beginning, this will reduce the risk of any last-minute stress.
Put yourself first, but don’t forget your guests
Your wedding day should be a celebration of the love you and your partner share. This is a day that is all about you, but it’s also an opportunity to share your happiness and joy with those closest to you. Design a day that reflects your personalities and the journey you’ve been on together, but don’t forget about your guests. Involve them in the day and show them how special they are to you. Ask for song requests, provide information to help them find the venue and locate hotels, and ask special friends and relatives to participate in the ceremony.
Make bookings in advance
If you’ve got a dream venue in mind, you’re desperate for a particular photographer, or you’ve wanted a limousine on your wedding day for as long as you can remember, it’s really important to make bookings in advance. It’s particularly beneficial to make reservations and put down deposits if you’re getting married on a Saturday during the summer or on a public holiday. Use the Internet to search for local firms, venues, suppliers and stores and ask for recommendations from friends and colleagues. Check out websites like https://www.bergenlimo.com/fleet/new-jersey-nj/ to look at cars, and read reviews, look through galleries and portfolios and meet photographers in person to go through ideas and get quotes. It’s always a good idea to shop around for the best prices and to consider a range of options, even if you think your mind is made up.
They say that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful things you can do. It’s true that there may be times when things don’t go to plan, or you feel like you’ve got hundreds of things to do, but don’t let stress ruin your enjoyment of this unique experience. Take a step back, breathe, and realize that minor hiccups aren’t the end of the world. If you need some tips on coping with stress, it’s worth taking a minute to read this article https://www.weddingideasmag.com/top-tips-for-dealing-with-wedding-planning-stress/.
If you’re planning a wedding, there may be days when you feel like you’re swimming against the tide, but rest assured that everything will be alright in the end.
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