Planning the big day can be stressful and can take up a lot of your time but dedicated and careful planning can ensure it is perfect. It’s a day that you will want to remember for the rest of your life.
Some brides are lucky and fortunate enough to be able to afford a wedding planner who will organise and prepare the day for you. Some will even prepare the hen party and honeymoon should you require. They generally get a lot of ideas from you during regular meetings to fathom what your taste is and what you desire. If you have a theme or colour scheme in mind, right down to how many guests, bridesmaids and cars you require.
If you decide not to have a wedding planner and choose to organise everything yourself, planning your big day doesn’t have to be stressful. You simply need to be organised, plan ahead and not leave things to the last minute.
Regardless of whether you are getting married in a church, marquee, stately home or registry office, the first thing to do is to get your date booked. From then on, it is time to plan the theme and colour scheme. It is also time to start looking at and trying on wedding dresses.
Most bridal companies need some form of notice and a number of fittings before the big day to determine whether the dress fits perfectly. Most brides-to-be tend to lose weight during the planning of the wedding – either through choice or rushing around – so it is vital that a dress fitting is also carried out as close to the wedding as possible.
There are lots of online tools available to ensure you think of everything when planning your wedding as it is easy for certain areas to slip your mind. By ensuring you are using a tick list, you can keep track of everything and tick things off once completed and paid for.
Getting as much help as possible is a good idea as it will help reduce the stress and worry and it will also mean you get a second opinion. From choosing the colour of the bridesmaids, shoes, table cloths and flowers to arranging the evening entertainment and deciding on the number of guests, music playlist, cars and pageboys.
To make the biggest day of your life the most spectacular day, plan early and get organised and then it will all be worth it. You’ll just wish you could re-run the day again and again.