Key tips to having a successful wedding
Planning a wedding can be very hectic and especially for those people who don’t have wedding planners and so you might need all the help that you can get.
Organization is key to keeping everything on track when you’re faced with decisions, lists, deadlines, and everyday life to deal with. The first step is making sure to give yourselves plenty of time for planning.
The most important thing to keep in mind is to try to have some fun! This is your wedding after all. Don’t get too hung up on the tiny details and focus on what’s truly important: celebrating the love the two of you share and getting married, all while surrounded by your friends and family.
Come up with a budget and stick to it
Every factor in a wedding is determined by the budget. You will invite people based on your food budget. If you need people to contribute to the budget, you need to speak to them about it and get there opinion.
Always set a budget that is realistic and what you can afford without a struggle.
Create a wedding list priorities
Sit down with your partner and identify the most important things that you need for the wedding. After coming up with that priority list, you should turn a blind eye to the remaining non-useful aspect.
You can use checklists, spreadsheets, Word/Excel/Google Docs anything, really as long as you can gather all your thoughts, budgets, numbers, etc. in one place. There are also some great online tools and apps out there that can keep you organized.
Involve your significant other
Don’t feel like you’re in this wedding planning process alone. consult with your significant other and ask for help where necessary along the way; their trusted opinion is bound to be invaluable and even if they’re only involved in some aspects it makes wedding planning that much more fun when you can make decisions together.
Come up with a guest list
A guest list is important because it shapes the budget. Making decision about the wedding guest list can be a complicated process and one that will depend largely on your venue and budget. Sit down with your partner and key family members to put together a wish list of wedding guests.