The planning process leading up to any event is crucial. What you decide during this period will either make or break the finished product.
To get you started I suggest compiling a list.
A list will provide the overall process with structure, and will also keep you organized and clear-headed.
Whether you are planning a wedding, a bridal shower, or any other tedious event, these next few tips will give you basic guidance to keep you feeling stress-free.
- Keep your budget realistic. It’s essential to have a budget prior to the planning process. And to be honest, there is sure to be some fluctuation. Give yourself a range. Whether you choose $15,000-$25,000 or setting a cap off at $50,000, the range will provide you with flexibility and more room for changes.
- Prioritize. Highlight your priorities on your already compiled list. This way, you can focus on what is most important to you and potentially comprise what is of less importance.
- Do your research. Wedding trends see constant change both seasonally and yearly. Not to say you need to follow these trends, but they will be sure to give you current inspiration.
- Visit all considered venues. Even if you have your sights set on your dream venue, check out some similar options. Sometimes the vision you have constructed mentally is not so realistic.
- Get samples of everything! If you’re hiring a photographer as for a trial run. Getting your food catered? Request a sample. This way you are sure what you get is what you want, and there should be no surprises. (Only good ones!)
- Make sure to make it feel like you. Add a personal touch or two. You want your guests to know it’s your wedding. Don’t get lost in trends and traditions, stand out.
But above all, enjoy yourself. Most of us only get to experience this day once, so make sure you’re making the absolute most of every aspect.