Most girls dream about their wedding day since they were little. The dress, the shoes, the cake, flowers and that handsome prince that has come to take you away. But in reality when that big day comes, the bride is so stressed out that she misses out on the happiest day of the life! Don’t worry … I have 10 tips that will help you get from “I Will” all the way to “I Do”!
10. Remember: It’s about you and your fiancé. You both have parents, siblings, family and friends. The key is to make sure your day is what YOU want it to be. They can give you all the “advice” in the world, but making your wedding day your way is the only opinion that really matters.
9. Hire an experienced wedding or event planner. This is what they do! They have the experience, ideas, vendor contacts, deal with mother-in-laws and the occasional bridezilla regularly. A wedding planner can save you time and money.
8. Check References! You are spending a lot of money your dream wedding. There is nothing wrong with asking for and checking references … remember, you can’t judge a book by its cover.
7. It’s never too early to begin planning. Many venues book over a year in advance and trying to coordinate your church with a venue can be a stressful process. If you have your heart set on a date, church, band or photographer, get contracts signed and deposits down as soon as you can.
6. Attend a bridal show. Bridal shows are a great way to meet with local vendors and get ideas for your wedding. Bring your finace (if you can drag him away from football) or your bridesmaids and mom. You can win some amazing prizes, trips and many vendors offer discounts if you book them at the show.
5. Just because it’s expensive, doesn’t mean it’s the best. This goes for all of your vendors. You can’t always base your decision on price.
4. Decide on a budget and stick to it! The biggest fight that I see between couples is the budget. One person is usually the penny pincher, and the other wants to spend, spend, spend. Decide ahead of time what you want to spend and what you can spend and then make a pact to stick to it. Don’t let budget fights ruin your wedding.
3. Ask a friend for help. If a wedding planner isn’t in the budget, ask a close friend to assist with the decorating, and to be a contact for vendors the day of. You don’t need phone calls about “Where do you want the ice sculpture?” or “How many tea lights on each table?” while you are getting dressed or having your make up done.
2. Go with your instincts. Whether it’s your dress, the cake or a feeling about a vendor, do what feels right. If you have only tried on 3 dresses and fall in love with the 4th, don’t worry that you haven’t tried on more! You can still shop, but get the dress that makes you feel and look fabulous. Women have great instincts … so use them!
1. You cannot control everything. You can be the most organized person in the world and have a top notch wedding planner. Things are going to go wrong. The trick is not letting it ruin your day. Everything will work out and when you look back, are you going to remember that you were 10 minutes late or the bow fell off pew #4? Not a chance! This WILLbe the happiest day of your life and when it’s all over, you’ll have beautiful memories … and your honeymoon to go on!
For more information on this and other ways to make your wedding day special and stress free, contact Celebration Creations Wedding & Event Planning at 607-267-8541 or email us your questions for future blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org.