Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming and daunting experience. There are many things to keep in mind and many more that shouldn’t be forgotten. The only way to make this an enjoyable experience is to start the process of planning at the earliest stage. Preferably, four or five months ahead. In case you don’t have that much time, then make sure that you start immediately.
Commitment versus Stress
The key to winning this game is to keep an organised written list of all the things that need to be done, the time frame to finish it and whatever options you have to keep in mind. Mark your calendar or set up alarms if you have to. Putting some commitment into this process will keep you out of the anxious zone. Being a stress-free bride will definitely help you look and feel better for the big day.
The easiest thing to do would be to get a wedding planner. These professionals take care of the wedding reception, catering, cards, gifts. Whatever you require, the arrangements will be made for you. But if this doesn’t fit your budget, just get some of your best friends over and start brainstorming.
Fix the Date, Book the Venue
Sometimes your dream wedding venue will not be available on the date you have fixed. In that case, you will have to change the date or compromise on the place. Whatever you decide, just make sure to book and make some payments early so that the venue is reserved for your special day. Decide on the theme you want and talk about decorations with the management.
Get the Dream Dress You’ve Always Wanted
Now that you decided on the theme, it’s time for that dream dress you’ve always wanted. Make no compromises here coz it’s your special day and you want it to be unforgettable. Try out different designers and materials, there is so much to choose from. Don’t forget the bouquet and veil/train to go with it. When you’re satisfied, give the measurements and fix an early date for tryouts.
Bridesmaids, Mothers and In-Laws
Now that your dress is fixed, you can decide on the bridesmaid’s dresses. They can either be all wearing the same colour or different ones that match your dress. You can get them done at the same place as the wedding dress or find somewhere else. Don’t forget to talk to your mum and your future mother to be. Let them know the details of the dresses so that they can get a suitable match. There are many places out there to get amazing mother of the bride outfits. This will help you get that perfect synchronised look at the wedding photo shoot.
Don’t Forget the Groom
Now that all the lady shopping sprees are over, get your man in tow and go to town. Get him to decide on his suit and clothes. Now that he’s on site, make sure to finish all other reservations for the reception including cake, food and beverages. Decide on the wedding cards and any other little things you might need.
Decide On the Guests
Decide on the guests you will have at the wedding and reception. Try to finish writing all the cards as early as possible. Don’t leave anyone for later, in case you forget. Send out the invitations, make the necessary calls.
Put Your Feet Up and Relax
Phew! Now that all that’s out of the way, you can sit down and relax. Call and check in on your orders to make sure they finish on time. Start your beauty treatments and get plenty of rest. Pamper yourself, you are about to become the star of an event in the coming future – your wedding!