5 Tips for Good Wedding Planning
Planning any sort of event is rarely easy, but when it’s your wedding day, it can come with added stresses and worries. Not only are you probably going to be nervous about tying the knot with the person you love, but you might also have guests travelling from far and wide to witness the occasion. There’s not just you involved either – you have your bridesmaids, guests, partner and everybody else to think about. Here are six quick tips to help you with efficient wedding planning.
- Start as early as possible
The earlier you start, the more time you’ll have to plan everything and the less stress you will have to put yourself under. As soon as you set the date for your wedding, you can start to plan as much as possible. You shouldn’t set the date until you’ve found a suitable venue and made sure that it is available. In some cases, you might not be flexible with the dates, such as if you or your partner are working or if you want to get married imminently. If this is the case, choose the date and then find a suitable venue which is available.
- Make a list
Lists can help you with lots of things when it comes to planning, so it’s a good idea to sit down with your partner (and your bridesmaids!) and think of everything you need to do. Creating a to-do list will make your life easier as you go along, and it will help you to relax knowing that you’ve taken the time to note down everything you need to buy or do. Don’t forget things like shopping for wedding shoes in Adelaide or sending out invitations to distant relatives.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help
There are many people who will be more than happy to help you plan your wedding, such as parents, relatives and close friends. If you have bridesmaids, they are likely to be very excited at the prospect of helping to plan your wedding, so don’t be afraid to delegate some tasks to them, especially if you’re running short on time and have lots of things to do. Many brides and grooms are working full-time while planning their weddings, so it’s certainly not an easy task to do alone.
- Make a budget
When couples complain about their weddings costing far too much, the usual reason is that they haven’t made a budget beforehand. $100 here and there might not seem much when you’re shopping around over the course of a few weeks, but it will soon add up and you may find you’ve no money left for the important things. If you’re on a low budget, make your own invitations, skip the wedding favours and try to get hold of a second-hand wedding dress.
- Stay organised
With better organisational skills, you’ll be able to plan a better wedding in less time and with less hassle. As well as making paper lists and keeping a record of everything, scan important documents into your computer and email them to yourself or save them on a hard drive. You can also email your to-do list to yourself and any other people involved in the planning, since it’s much less likely to get lost this way and you’ll have it in another format.