Hearing the ringing bells? Congratulations to you and your other half! Clueless about what to do for your big day and want a personalized wedding but do not want to throw in huge stacks of cash to hire expensive wedding planners? You are not alone as many other couples out there be it due to their budget constraints or strong love for DIY, they choose to be their own planners. But be prepared to be swarm with mountain of things on your plate ranging from decision-making to budget management making planning much more difficult than we think it is.
Keep on reading, as we go about providing tips and guidance for couples who want to plan the happiest moment of their lives.
To start off, search for some inspiration! Some brides may spend countless of hours on Pinterest, some might even purchase a handful of bridal magazines while others hear advice from former brides just to create that very vague vision. Once you have form the basics like the type of bride and wedding you want, making of decisions will be much easier. Nevertheless, there is bound to be pressure but as long as you are prepared, nothing will bring you down!
Set a budget early, plan the maximum amount you are going to spend on each category be it vendors or decorations and stick to it throughout the planning process so as to not go over budget, as many couples because of their wedding, land themselves in mountains of debt which takes them years to clear. You will not want that to happen!
After getting engaged to the man of your dreams, you will be filled with excitement and have the urge to book everything as quickly as possible. But do not rush and make irrational decisions! Spend some time getting to know what you exactly you want before approaching the vendors and signing the agreement Date selection is also critical as it gives you time to save up for the wedding of your dreams.
Gather your squad to propose ideas or help with some of the wedding tasks. Get them involved and to help out with things that require DIY to save some extra bucks or researching for alternatives.
You will be head over heels with the amount of planning that needs to be done, hence it is advisable to have a monthly to-do list on the go so that you can jot down any thoughts and ideas that pop in your mind. Setting priorities to your tasks from the most important to the least importance can also help in staying organised. Give yourself some breathing space and do not immerse yourself too much doing the wedding planning as you may feel engulfed with stress! There is bound to be time for it!
Always keep your eyes open on the lookout for better prices and compare it alongside with the vendor and package price that you fancy. Who knows you might be able to find a cheaper alternative that is able to offer you the same exact thing!
Don’t feel that you are in this planning process alone, turn to your fiance or closed ones for help along the way. I am sure that they are more than willing to lend you that helping hand. This might even be a good way to bond together as a family!
Enjoy the time spent on planning your dream wedding and make it an enjoyable experience both you and your other half as weddings are a great celebration of love! Cheers!