Planning a wedding can be quite the consuming task! When you are knee-deep in budgets, dresses, fittings, and menus, “enjoying the moment” is probably the last thing on your mind! After being in the wedding industry for so long, I’ve learned a thing or two (or dozen. Haha!) tips that can really smooth out your special day as you plan!
- Hire a Planner: Yep, it’s worth the money. Even though your mom or best friend might think they have it covered, it’s really ideal to hire an outside consultant who is a wedding professional. They will be less emotional, less stressed, and able to maintain an objective perspective when things get crazy. Plus, you want your mom/relatives/friends to be able to be by your side, not tracking down flowers or invitations. It will allow you all to relax more and be told where to go and what to do rather than be coordinating things the day of.
- Remember it is just ONE day: We have all heard of bride-zillas…remember that although your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, it’s not the only day. It’s a special time that also includes the people you care most about in the world, and their feelings do matter. Try to maintain a great attitude, and remember that you and your spouse are surrounded by people who love you, and avoid trampling on people’s budgets or feelings.
- Stay hydrated and fueled up: Many brides are nervous the day of, and forget to drink water or eat anything substantial. While your tummy may be doing butterflies, it’s really important to drink water and eat something small like almonds or jerky to keep your energy up. The day ends up being really long and tiring, and you don’t want to faint from lack of nutrition. You can even assign a bridesmaid to be your official “hydrate and snack” helper who can remind you to eat and drink.
- Do a trial run: When it comes to hair and makeup, you don’t want your wedding day to be the first time you see the handiwork of your professional hair and makeup artist. Schedule a trial run, preferably on a day when you have a bridal shower or another occasion where you can wear your pretty ‘do (why waste a good hair day?) You can also ask your stylist to tone down the makeup and hair after you see the finished look, if you want it to remain a surprise to your friends and family.
- Don’t forget your overnight bag: Make sure you have packed whatever you need for overnight or your honeymoon, and have an attendant put it in the getaway car for you. Many brides realize too late that they forgot their luggage at the venue or hotel, and someone has to scramble to retrieve it. Make sure you also have your passport, wallet, and extra shoes stowed away, since these are commonly forgotten necessities.
- Spend the money where it matters: If you are a bride on a budget, make sure you first pay for the things that are the most important to YOU. If you want gorgeous photos most of all, make those a top priority. If your dress is all you care about, allot a chunk for it that is substantial. At the end of the day, you will want to really love the things you choose, that are important to you and your spouse, and remember not to give in to everyone’s opinions.
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