Thursday, 25 April 2019

Wedding Planning 101





I have been planning my wedding now for almost 5 months and it has been a learning curve to say the least. Even though I have had people around me who have gotten married, I am having a very different wedding to most people, so it isn’t really easy to compare my day with that of other people. Obviously, weddings are different for everybody and you have to do them to your tastes and what you want. So, I thought that today, I would put together a post dedicated to some of my favourite tips and the things that have really helped me when I have been planning our own wedding day.

Have Your Budget in The Front of Your Mind
I think that one of the most important things that any couple can do is set a budget. Be realistic in what you want and make sure that you stick to it. it is very easy when planning a wedding to get ahead of yourself and before you know it you are up to your eyeballs in different fees. Set an overall budget and then break that down into all of the different areas where it is going to be allocated and stick to it. then, throughout the whole planning of the wedding keep going back to your budget and keep it really fresh in your mind!

Keep Your Guest List Tight
No matter what kind of wedding you are having, whether it be a large or an intimate day, keep your guest list tight. At the end of the day, even though it may be nice to have hoards of people there, you want to make sure that every single person in the room with you is going to make your room more memorable. It can be nice to invite all partners and so on, but at the end of the day it is your day and you should invitee the people that you want and that you think will make your day more special by being there!

Create Deadlines for Yourself
This is something that helped me out so much and that is setting deadlines for myself. I created a list of all of the things that I needed to do and then next to each specific thing I added a date when I wanted to have it completed by. I know that this may just be me and my OCD, but it just helps me to see clearly at a glance what needs to be done and how long I have time to do it in. It doesn’t have to be previse days, a month is enough information when you are planning long term, as long as you do get things done in that time.

Make Lists and Stay on Track
Whether you are having something big or small for you wedding there is always so much to think about and that is where lists are going to be key for your organisation. Hell, I even had lists for my lists. I have OCD, so I stay on top of organisation 95% of the time anyway. My lists just help me to keep focus on the things that need to be done and they keep me on the right track on a day to day basis. I would recommend getting a lovely little planner and sitting down and making yourself some lists to keep you going!

Enlist Help
If you are going for a larger wedding and you are struggling with all of the fine detail of planning a wedding, then there is no harm in asking for help. All of the big weddings that you see splashed all over Instagram and the like, you can bet your bottom dollar that they didn’t plan everything out themselves. I would start out by looking people in your local area and then if you don’t find anybody that is a good match, I would look a little further afield. If you are planning a big white wedding and you want everything to be perfect, as for help!

Pinterest Boards for Everything
You guys have absolutely no idea how many of my wedding day ideas have come from Pinterest. I have always been such a fan of Pinterest boards and I have boards for just about everything in my life. I just think that it is such a creative space and I love to add pins. I started out with just a ‘wedding board’, but now I have boards for just about everything from dresses, flowers, cakes and pretty much everything else. I feel like Pinterest is such an invaluable tool that I think every bride should use!

Create A Day That You Will Love
I think that the most important thing to remember throughout all of your planning is just to enjoy it. Remember that it is your wedding day and nobody else’s and you should love every single aspect of your day. Don’t do things for other people and just focus on the two of you. If you don’t want a first dance, don’t have a first dance. If you want cheesecake, have cheesecake. Just do what you want to do and that is all that matters.

I hope that you guys enjoyed this blog post and if you are planning a wedding that there has been something in this post to help you guys out. I would say just make sure that throughout the whole planning process you are having fun and you don’t lose focus of why you are going to all of the extra effort in the first place.
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14 comments

  1. Wedding planning is seriously one of the most stressful things. I am so happy we had a planner to do everything

    Candice x

    natalyaamour.com

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  2. I enjoyed every single minute of our wedding planning! I think once you focus on what works best for the two of you, everything will be fine! xx

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  3. Wow, it must be stressful! I hope you enjoyed every single process of it x

    Olivia | https://amolivia.com

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  4. Give the people you really want at your wedding as much notice as possible that they should set aside the date for you.

    Leland West Insurance

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  5. I'm not getting married but as an Events Manager I couldn't agree more with you on these tips! I can't wait to continue to see your wedding planning journey!

    Katie| www.justkatiee.com XX

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    1. Aww thank you sweetie, I am excited too!

      Danielle xx

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  6. You sound like you've done a great job with doing your research. I don't think I would know where to begin to plan a wedding, which is why I eloped lol. I can't wait to see how everything turns out for you on your big day. Congratulations and your ring is beautiful!

    xo
    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

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    1. Eloping was very high up on our list!

      Danielle xx

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