Weddings are exciting events. For the bride, it is a day she has looked forward to all her life. The truth, however, is that there is a lot that goes into planning a wedding. Moreover, you have to juggle all your life demands as well and still do the planning. Finding the balance in the midst of all the activity is what matters most. This post will help you to think through the journey that is ahead of you and make the most of it.
Creating a Plan
Ideally, the process of planning for a wedding begins the moment you say “yes” to his proposal. At this point, you need to start consulting and come up with a time plan with steps toward the wedding.
As you’ve no doubt discovered, managing your time is very challenging during the pre-wedding period. There are a million things to do (on top of the demand of your normal life!).
Time management is a means of asserting greater control over your use of time and energy, rather than allowing tasks and demands to control you. It’s a given that you’ll never be able to do everything that you think you should. By using time management techniques, you ensure that the activities that you don’t do are those of your choice–your lowest priorities.
Time management uses two primary tools:
· Lists of activities and tasks; and
· Schedules… Read more at Stay Hitched
Both families play a huge role at this stage. To avoid any miscommunication, involve them, and have a consensus on the way forward.
Drafting the Timeline
With the blessing of your families, the next thing to do is settle on the day of the wedding. How do you choose a date if there are several options that are agreeable to your families? Here are some guidelines:
Before you’ve finalized and confirmed the day of your marriage, get a jump on the aspects that are hard to find, are in great demand or simply take a long time to accomplish. These include:
Location: If you want to get married in the high season at a desirable spot, you may want to book up to a year in advance.
Band: Like hot venues, good bands and DJs require that you book them several months in advance.
Gown: The hunt for the perfect wedding dress is unpredictable. Even if your very first trip is successful, you still need to have the gown shipped and altered. Then you need the veil, shoes, undergarments and other accessories.
Invitations: Although invites are usually mailed six weeks before the wedding, eight weeks is even better. The printing and mailing itself can take up to four months. Read more at Dummies
Many couples forget to factor in the process of finding what they want. If you consider them from the beginning, you will not be pressured by time. You’ll have a relaxed feeling knowing that you have enough time until the long-awaited day.
Even with a timeline and a plan, there are activities that need to be done before others. That way, the flow of events will not be interfered with. Here are tips on how to do this:
When it comes to planning your wedding, it’s important to prioritize your tasks and to hire a wedding planner, regardless of how large or small your occasion will be. Even if you are tight on funds, with a little research, you can find a wedding planner that will work within your budget. Many coordinators will offer discounted packages or will offer services to help with certain portions of your wedding if you can’t afford to hire them for the whole shebang. Focus on the essentials: booking a ceremony and reception location, finding the dress, and booking the other vendors, such as the caterer and photographer. Make a checklist and only complete the necessary tasks during the allotted time periods. Everything else can wait. Read more at eWedding
If you don’t fancy the idea of a wedding planner, you can as well choose to do it yourself. However, get a checklist that you will refer to daily. This will help you to follow up on what needs to be done and when it should be done.
Planning for a wedding is a full-time job and any help you’ll get along the way will be of great benefit to you and your groom. This is why New York Bride & Co. of Syracuse is the best bridal salon to visit. Not only do we stock an array of wedding gowns, but we’ve also got your bridesmaids covered as well. Book an appointment today and you’ll be more than satisfied with our services.