A Basic Guide for the Bride-to-be

 

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If wedding planning can be described aptly in a few words, it has to be unexpected, tedious, and overwhelming. Ideally, wedding planners take on the responsibility to stage the wedding of your dreams but there are times when the bride decides to take charge of the reins and take matters into her own hands. There can be multiple reasons why a bride would be so willing to take on such a grueling task for herself such as insufficient budget, a love for DIY, etc. Regardless of the reason, staging a wedding means countless decisions, imminent deadlines, and endless to-do lists. So how does one manage to stage the perfect wedding of one’s dream whilst being the bride? Do not get overwhelmed because we are here to make your life a lot easier. Let’s get started.

Get Inspiration

Stressful decision-making can throw even the most motivated, creative, and organized brides off guard. To paint a clear picture of what she imagines her wedding day to look like, she must first start off with her vision. Be it Pinterest, bridal magazines, or celebrity-inspired weddings, it is important for you to have a rough outline of what you are in search of. Not only does it make the decision-making process a lot easier but it also allows one to stay more organized. Just be sure to make it your own.

Set a Budget

Before getting involved with minor detailing, it is essential that you pan out a specific budget. Set a limit for the maximum amount that you are willing to spend on individual expenses as well as overall as a whole entity. The earlier you set your budget, the easier it shall be for both of you in the future.

Do Not Rush Any Decisions

The feeling of ecstasy that follows after you have that ring on your finger can lead to some rushed decisions. Be sure to take your time with the decision-making process by developing a budding relationship with your vendors and choosing a date for the event that will enable you to save money whilst planning your wedding. Seek the help of family and friends who have been through this grueling process for the best tips and tricks to follow when it comes to planning a wedding.

Do Your Background Research

Stock up on bridal magazines and start pinning on Pinterest to get those creative juices flowing and stay updated with current trends. If there is anything you like, reserve a spot for it on your vision board.

Seek Help from the Bridal Squad

Avoid taking up all the responsibility on your shoulders. Seek help from your bridal party and distribute tasks accordingly after careful assessment of their strengths and weaknesses.

Get Organized

Wedding planning is basically one huge list that you have to keep ticking things off of. List and prioritize your tasks. Make your life easier by writing down all the tasks that need to be taken care of before the big day.

Contact Vendors and Initiate Negotiations

List your vendor options and contact them regarding their offers and prices. Negotiation is crucial if you wish to keep things adjustable and in your budget. Always get a second opinion before finalizing on any deal.

Limit Your Options

When planning a wedding, you are presented with numerous options to choose from which can get quite nerve-wracking and confusing. To avoid any frustration and to make decision making a lot easier, limit your options.

Save Yes to DIY

An excellent way to save money whilst also adding a personal touch to your celebration, consider DIY components of your décor. Get the family involved

and make the experience all the more enjoyable together. Do not go overboard with your projects in order to avoid any overwhelming breakdowns.

Make Room for Tradition

Don’t be afraid to add a personal touch to your celebration by including personal traditions.

Assign Supervisors

Put those you trust in charge of various duties so you can enjoy your big day without having to worry about much.

Coordinate with Your Significant Other

A wedding involves two individuals entering a commitment to spend their lives together in holy matrimony. Now is a great time to start your lifelong journey. Do not let one person take control of everything. Decision making should be as mutual as possible.

Toss Perfection Out of the Window

Despite attempts at perfection, we as humans are never fully capable of achieving it so why not keep expectations low, to begin with. Aim for flawlessness but if you do not succeed, do not beat yourself up for it.

Weddings are a celebration of love and they should be enjoyed till the very last moment. Do not forget to enjoy your big day. After all, it is not every day that you get married.