Because planning a wedding can very quickly become an obstacle course, I have put together ten essential tips for you to help you organize a stress-free wedding !
SET YOUR BUDGET
This is the essential point when organizing your wedding . Do you have a woolen stocking to devote to this day? Or savings that you will make a little every month until D-Day? Help from your loved ones perhaps? Whatever the way you will finance your wedding, evaluate all the items of expenditure , and the budget which you will be able to devote to it, and define your priorities … photo, caterer, dress, it is only you to decide.
ORGANIZE YOUR SCHEDULE
He or she has just asked you the question, the emotion has subsided somewhat, that’s it, it’s time to start organizing your day. And if we can for a moment say to ourselves, that it’s good we have time, the wedding is only in 12 months, know that the most popular providers are often reserved very long in advance .
TAKE YOUR TIME
Yes I tell you everything and its opposite. It is certainly necessary to do it in advance for many positions, but it is also necessary to take the time to reflect, as for dress for example. No need to decide in June of this year for a wedding that will not take place until next summer, or two years later. The new collection arriving in September, there may be a dress that you will like even more! On the other hand, allow 6 to 8 months to make your custom dress, and the diaries of the talented designers fill up quickly, very quickly!
CHOOSE YOUR SERVICE PROVIDERS CAREFULLY
Florist, creator of invitations, filmmaker or DJ, you must choose them for their work, and trust them . Don’t ask a photographer for photos with vintage treatment, or fine art if that’s not his style, or a florist for graphic compositions if his favorite universe is more rural compositions. If your providers aren’t comfortable with the work you’re asking of them, they won’t be able to give you what you expect, and everyone will be disappointed. Might as well avoid.
Make the network work! Ask those around you for their good (and bad!) addresses! Even if it is above all a question of feeling, the opinions of those who know you will surely be relevant. And of course ask the service providers you have already chosen for their good addresses. They will be able to advise you of professionals who meet your expectations, and whom they will have already had the opportunity to see working! I can’t say it enough, a good team of providers is almost the guarantee of a marriage without hiccups or drama on the organizational side.
DO AS YOU WISH
From the choice of colors , to the place of your reception, through the menu or the style of your dress, do not let yourself be imposed on something that does not look like you. Whether by your loved ones or by some ideas of conventions, and imagine a wedding that looks like you . If I had to do it again, I would surely organize a nice and simple brunch for our wedding, rather than a dinner, certainly very beautiful, but perhaps a bit too sophisticated for us.
Yes pretty fiancée, this day is your day, but it’s also a bit like the time of your mom, your dad, and especially also that of your other half.
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SERVICE PROVIDERS
Establish your schedule for the day and discuss it with your service providers, to ensure that everything is realistic and achievable. Count for example at least two hours for the beauty, hairstyle and dressing of the bride, or at least a quarter of an hour additional to the initial timing for trips such as town hall-ceremony-cocktail when everything does not happen in the same place. . There’s always a car that doesn’t follow, a missed freeway ramp or a forgotten key.
WATCH OUT FOR DIY
Don’t overestimate your DiY cravings! You may be manual, enthusiastic and full of good ideas, but don’t force yourself to make 170 organic soaps if you really don’t want to (and then you can find them ready-made on Etsy * !).
Remember the basics . Certainly there is the choice of wine, the dress, the wedding rings, and the sacred stage of the table plan, but have you taken a little time, together, to discuss your desires for life together, your vision of marriage?
Because no, despite all your good will, the schedules , excel tables and other good advice , there will inevitably be an unforeseen detail, a speech that forks, or a slightly cloudy sky… But remember that whatever happens, you you will have put all your heart into it, and that the essential is there, that’s it you are married!
LINKS TO FOLLOW
For even more tips for organizing your wedding, such as how to decorate your tables , choose your reception venue , or your wedding dress , or prepare your engagement session , go to the Advice section of The Barefoot Bride .