Wedding planning is one of the most exhausting feat, financially, mentally and physically. It is that one day that most of you have fantasized all your lives. The one day when you will be the main attraction like a diva on a red carpet and all eyes will be on you. However, in order for everything to be as perfect as possible, effective planning is super important. Here are some tips that will help you through the process.
The most fundamental tip that any bride needs about her wedding planning is to start early. Do not procrastinate and leave things for the last hour. Even the simplest of the ceremonies have a dozen tiny things to take care of here and there. Moreover, even if you are able to pull off a last moment wedding, it is highly likely that your budget will blow out of proportion because urgent services are often more expensive.
Make a Planner
Keep a planner and keep update it for time to time. Your planner needs to have everything that needs to be done and what has already been done. Assign due dates and budgets to all your tasks. This will help you keep a better track of both time and finances. For example, Order the wedding gown by a certain date and an approximate budget.
Set a Budget
Weddings are an expensive affair. Many couples end up exhausting a major chunk of their savings on the ceremony itself out of sheer excitement. A little sensible planning can help you save a lot of money. It is understandable if you wish for an extravagant instant wedding especially if it is your first one.
However, a more sensible approach is to save up on the ceremony and feeding guests that would be around for a few hours, and spend that money on yourself later. You can have a more lavish honeymoon instead of an extravagant wedding.
Whatever you choose to do, remember to assign a budget to every single action list and allocate how much money do you intend to allocate to what part of the wedding. Do research of seamstress and boutiques, salons, photographers etc. that fit your budget to get a rough estimate about your possible wedding costs.
Start Working on Self Care
Most of us are very careless about ourselves in our regular life. We don’t mind a few extra pounds as long as a loose shirt can cover it, or a few dark circles that can easily be concealed with cosmetics. However, on your wedding day you will be the only center of attention as you walk down the aisle. If you have dreamt of wearing that fairytale gown, start working towards it early. There is no point in further stressing yourself about how to lose 20 pounds in a month when you already have so much to pull off on your plate.
Decide on a Dress
Getting a bridal gown done is not an overnight feat. They take a lot of time and effort to be created and are usually pricey. You should decide on the look you want as early as possible and set a budget for it. When deciding on your bridal gown deciding, focus more on what kind of cuts will complement your body rather than what is in trend. What might look good on a curvy body might not loo k as appealing on a petite figure, and vice versa.
Start your dress hunt as early as possible. It will not only help you find something that is as close as possible to what you have wanted but will also be able to save up on your finances with seasonal discounts and deals.
Book a Salon
You do not want to be running around looking for a stylist at the eleventh hour. Not every stylist is equipped with the right set of skills to dress up a bride. Moreover, salon services also cover up other bridal services such as facials, manicure, pedicure etc. Look up for salon services and available packages and book one in advance so that you do not land in a last-minute trouble.
Pick Your Bride’s Maid and Flower Girls
Your bride’s maids and flower girls are going to be usher you down the aisle and if anyone who requires to prep up most other than the bride, it is them. Therefore, decide on your bride’s maid and flower girls in advance and let them know about your plans. If you have any specific themes regarding flower girls and bride’s maids, communicate it with them.