Organising a wedding can be difficult but if you’re prepared and give it some serious thought, it can be much less stressful.
If you’re going to try and organise the wedding on your own, the sheer amount of things to organise can add up and can be stressful. So, if you can get help from your Mother, your husband-to-be or maybe even your bridesmaid(s) then this process can be much smoother.
The key is to be prepared from the outset. In fact, as soon as you work out the date of the wedding you should work backwards and plan which aspects of the big day need sorting in order of importance.
Things you should start to organise early include the following:
- Guest List
- Venue (Wedding & Reception)
- Dresses (Bride & Bridesmaids)
- Wedding Cake
Once these aspects have been organised or arranged, there are a number of other “less important” things to get sorted which include the decorations, the seating plan, the wedding cars and the honeymoon.
Budget can also be a worry for couples especially when so many people will want money at the same time as you get nearer and nearer to the big day. Whether you get a helping hand from parents or not, it is important to be smart with your spending. Finding the best places, the best prices and the best quality for whatever it is that you’re organising and find out their payment terms. If you can pay things/people off earlier than others that will work in your favour when it comes to budgeting.
It is a good idea to get a wedding book or planner to help you map out how much everything costs, when it needs to be paid by and in order of importance. The same as your speeches, plenty of preparation is really important.
Although organising a wedding can be difficult, it is much easier with plenty of planning and help from those close to you.