Congrats, you’re getting married! You have an exciting adventure ahead of you with the person you love the most. It will be fun to plan your ideal wedding full of your friends and family, but chances are, it will also be a little stressful. There are so many little details that you’ll need to consider over the next couple of months and this time tends to overwhelm a lot of people, but don’t let that scare you! If you’re smart and organized with your wedding planning, you can plan everything worry-free.
- Create a Budget
First things first, you need to sit down and decide on a budget. No planning should be done before you know how much you can and are willing to spend. After you decide on your budget, your next step is to make sure you have a small reserve set aside, just in case anything unexpected comes up. This reserve is not for any extra wedding day spending, it is solely for unforeseen events that could transpire over your months of planning. This will allow you to cover all of your bases so there aren’t any surprises along the way. As an added benefit, you’ll have extra money for the honeymoon if you don’t end up using it!
- Have a Timeline
Creating a list of everything you have to do will make you feel less overwhelmed. You can draw inspiration from friends, family, Pinterest or one of the many wedding planning resources that you can find online. After making your list, create a timeline. Having a timeline set into place will benefit you greatly because you can separate everything into months, making it all seem a little less daunting. With everything else you have going on, keeping everything organized online or in a planner will help you remember each of your commitments, which there will certainly be a lot of!
- Delegate Tasks
One of the great benefits of having a wedding is that you get to ask a select group of people to be in your wedding party. These people are all there to help you and your partner make it to your big day, which means they can help with some small tasks to lighten your wedding planning load. Have the bridesmaids help with flowers and party favors and have the groomsmen help with the bar and music. They’re there to get you through this busy time, so don’t be afraid to ask because they will most likely be more than willing!
- Thank Those Who Helped
When all is said and done, you should show your wedding party just how much their help meant to you. You can do this by giving them a small token of your gratitude that will always remind them of your wedding day. You can go with traditional gifts like necklaces and cufflinks or with modern gifts like drink tumblers. You could also take the creative route and gift them a new pair of sunglasses. The choice is yours! Your wedding party will appreciate whatever you chose and think of you and your special day every time they use it.
Planning your wedding is going to be a time-consuming activity. Fortunately, if you have the right group of people by your side and the right strategy in mind, it will be a worry-free activity for everyone involved.