Discover Great Tips on Planning Your Wedding Day
Planning a wedding is nothing short of the most stressful thing you can do. It can feel less than joyful when you’re the one behind the wheel steering the whole sha-bang!
So what’s the solution? How can you get control of the process?
Today we thought it would be a good idea to go over a few helpful wedding planning tips that you can use to structure your wedding, and in the process, reduce your stress levels.
Tip # 1. Think About Holding Your Wedding in One Spot
Choosing a singular location that offers hotel accommodations, ceremony and reception space can be a huge time and money saver. The stress of locating a venue for each leg of your wedding can add up, not to mention the fact your guests will appreciate not having to travel far.
Check out local hotels or historic locales to see what your options are.
Tip # 2. Choose a Nearly Free Venue
Outdoor weddings are more popular than ever, which is good news to brides and grooms getting married this year. Don’t overlook popular public areas like community gardens, parks and waterways. Explore free venue options, or nearly free, and see if you can find a place that best represents your wedding theme.
Tip # 3. Hire One Vendor, Instead of Several
Instead of choosing a different vendor for each of your needs, opt for one company to handle everything. An example of this would be to hire a wedding planner and then use whatever services they may offer such as rental equipment, flowers, etc. Consolidate where you can to save time and money.
Tip # 4. Read Testimonials Before Meeting with Vendors
Thanks to sites like Yelp, Google Reviews, and many others you can see what previous brides really thought of a particular vendor. Carefully read through reviews and see if there are any patterns in what is said. If you notice a consistent problem with on-time delivery, hidden costs, or poor customer service, then you might want to skip the meet-and-greet.
Tip # 5. Hire a Day-Of Coordinator
If you can’t afford or don’t want to hire a wedding planner, at the bare minimum hire a day-of-coordinator. You’ll be amazed by just how chaotic your wedding day is, and if you don’t have a professional standing by your side organizing everything you’ll be in a world of stress.
A day-of coordinator can at the very least tell vendors where to go and arrange the bridal party for you.
Tip # 6. Repurpose Ceremony Flowers for the Reception
To save money, repurpose your ceremony flowers at your reception. You can use them for centerpieces or even for your bridal party table, and your guests will be none-the-wiser.
Tip #7. Opt for Traditional over Modern Themes
The more opulent your wedding theme is, the more it will cost. Not only that, simpler weddings are far less stressful than today’s billion-dollar wedding industry will let you in on. If you choose a traditional theme, you’ll be left with happy memories with your friends and family, rather than memories of pure panic trying to make sure everything is perfect.
We truly hope these wedding planning tips improve the process for you and give you another reason to enjoy this most important day of your life!