Getting married is not an easy decision, and for that, congratulations! Every couple looks forward to the day they tie the knot with the partners they love. The road to that day is however a bit bumpy and treacherous.
Planning for a wedding is not easy. There a lot of loose ends to tie together to get the wedding you have always dreamed of and make the day a success. Some couples choose to hire a wedding planner to shoulder all that burden and give them time to prepare for and relax as they wait for their big day. Which is fine. The wedding planner is then tasked with making everything to the specifications of the bride and groom and ensuring everything goes according to plan.
Other couples choose to handle everything by themselves. This path has its own advantages like saving a lot of money that would have gone into a wedding planner’s pocket, getting everything perfectly right just the way you would like it and avoiding last minute disappointments that often arise from having someone else run the show. Planning for your own wedding however can be quite stressful as you rush to have everything in place before the wedding day.
Luckily, there are tips to help ease your work as you plan for your own wedding:
Consult with your partner
Both of you should enjoy the day and as such no single party should run the show single-handedly. Consult and have a common vision of what you want for your wedding ceremony in terms of the size of the wedding, the prospective date and the type of wedding you want.
Having settled on a common vision, split the tasks required to achieve the goal amongst yourselves. This will make everyone feel involved and reduce one person getting overworked while organizing the wedding.
Make a budget that is within your financial means. Do not punch above your weight. Starting your marriage with debts will put a strain on your marriage when the financial struggles start and the creditors come knocking. Actually, you don’t need an huge budget to have an amazing wedding.
Consult other people who have done it before
As they say, experience is the best teacher. Talk to and get advice from friends and family who have planned their own weddings. Their tips might just be what you needed to make your wedding planning stress-free.
Know your limits
As the bride and the groom there’s only so much you can towards make your day a success. You cannot, for instance, be the wedding photographer in your own wedding. You need to hire a professional photographer for that. The furthest you can go is to verify and hire one.
Your hand is also limited when it comes to food and flowers. You can only do as much as inspect them for Tapeworms, verify the integrity and portfolio of the suppliers. This because these items need to be delivered on the day of wedding for freshness.
Delegate the coordination responsibilities to someone else who will ensure everything works out as you had planned.