Planning a wedding can be exciting and intimidating at the same time. It’s your big day and you want it to be special. At the same time, the logistics are almost mind-boggling. You need to plan for everything from choosing a venue to table decor. Many people just hire a professional planner, but for those who want it to be personal, there are now apps that can help you keep track of it all. Perhaps the best advice is to plan ahead, so you can be sure of booking the best venues and limo services, which can fill up early. Here are some more tips to help you in planning for the big day.
- Plan ahead
Some couples can get started planning for the big day a year ahead of time. Others may not have as much time, but a good rule of thumb is to begin at least three months early, and to keep a list of things to-do in a handy format. This could be a written list in a special notebook, sheets taped to the refrigerator, or an online wedding planner site.
- Go digital
Many wedding sites now offer handy and well designed wedding planner websites. They’ve thought of everything, so it’s all in one place. Wedding registry, guest lists, playlists, floral arrangements, rentals, all in one place so you can easily see what’s been done and what remains. Many sites also let you share the planning with friends and family. You can even keep a blog or website to share the news, and albums for pictures from the day itself.
You family and friends are excited about the event and want to help. In spite of all the jokes and films about interfering friends and relatives, everyone brings something special to the table and this is where you need their help. Delegate different parts of the planning, such as the floral arrangements, organizing a bachelorette party, booking a limo, photographers and other vendors, and tracking the registry, to friends and siblings. Of course, you should look over their shoulders once in a while to making sure that it’s all going according to plan.
- Don’t forget the limousine service
You want your guests to enjoy themselves and also to get home safely. The best way to ensure this is by looking for a bus service or car hire to ferry guests to and from the celebrations, if you’re responsible for their transportation. Limousine service is a safe and elegant form of transportation that will add to the style of the occasion.
- Roll with the punches
As the Scots poet said, “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley.” He didn’t mention brides or mothers of the bride, but it’s advice to keep mind. Not everything will go according to plan, but you can learn to live with it. After all, you’re embarking on a new stage of your life, and as we know, life can take some unexpected turns. It helps to be prepared for the unexpected.
- Remember to relax and enjoy yourself
It’s surprising how often the real meaning of the day can get lost in the flood of details and planning. It’s important to take time out to de-pressure and remind yourselves about why this is such an important day for you as a couple. And then get out their and enjoy the day with your family and friends.
Planning a wedding can be exciting and scary at the same time. The best way to do this is to give yourself plenty of time to plan, and to get help from all your family and friends who want to be part of the event. Planning ahead also helps to ensure that venues and limo services aren’t already booked when you call. Finally, remember to take the time to relax and remember what’s important, and to enjoy the big day.
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