Anyone who is in the process of, or already has planned a wedding, knows exactly how much crazy goes into planning the big day. But even me, who has done this before, and is in the wedding industry, freaked a little when I wrote down EVERY step for planing a wedding. THERE ARE SO MANY STEPSSS! But don’t panic! As long as you have a plan of attack and don’t procrastinate (says the queen of procrastination) everything will be fine! Without further ado, here is part two of how to plan a wedding.
Choose your wedding party– Alright, for some this might be super simple. You might have known since you were a youngster who you want beside you on the happiest day of your life. But for others it can be a daunting task of trying to spare feelings, keep things even, and knowing where to draw the line. I remember knowing exactly who I was going to have by me, while my husband had much more work ahead of him. So decide as a team who will be in the party. And what the heck, send them a cute surprise to ask ’em! I didn’t, and really wish I had!
Hire a Wedding Planner– Y’all, this is the biggest step you can take to have a stress free experience! If I could go back, I would definitely hire a planner. The are worth their weight in gold! I know a lot of folks think a wedding planner just decorates. THEY DO SO MUCH MORE!!! They keep your timeline tight, contact vendors for you, schedule appointment, ensure deliveries arrive on time, coordinate everyone the day of! AHHH! they’re amazing! So to save so much time, effort and stress, but still have an amazing day, get yourself a wedding planner!
Find a venue– Can’t get married without a place to do it at am I right? So get to googling and visiting potential venues, you may end up falling in love with a location and adjusting your date to fit their availability. That’s why it is important to do this early in the wedding planning process. Start with deciding if you would like an indoor or outdoor wedding (keep in mind the time of year when deciding this). Then if you would like a one location wedding, or multiple locations. Some venues are all inclusive. With space to get ready, have the ceremony, and party after! But if your venue doesn’t have a reception area or if you’re planning on a church ceremony, You could be looking at up to 3 locations.
Start a guest list– This. Will. Be. Time. Consuming. Between trying to remember all of your family members and friends, plus your fiancé’s, while also coordinating with your parents to ensure you have invited everyone they would like you to. Then on top of that trying to get all of their addresses… oh boy. I need a few cups of coffee just remembering that task. And we even wanted a SMALL wedding! But rest easy, because if you get it done now, then it is all ready and done for when you need to do save the dates and invitations!
Throw an engagement party– This one I’m throwing in as a bonus. Because I know plenty of couples skip this step entirely. But if you do plan on celebrating this wonderful time (and I’m all for celebrations!) strike while the iron is hot! While you’re still so stoked that your fiancé put a ring on it!
Alright Brides and Grooms to be, we’re rocking and rolling! So stay tuned for next week!
Ready for more Already?!