Getting married is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do. It can also be stressful, overwhelming, and expensive, especially if you’re trying to plan it all yourself. But you don’t need to worry. You are capable of planning your dream wedding. Here are four tips to help you plan your wedding like a pro.
- Know Your Numbers
Before you start booking venues, renting tables, and solidifying a catering menu Newport KY, make sure you have a good idea of how many guests to expect. One of the biggest wedding nightmares is to run out of seating or food and have guests leave early because there is nothing for them. Make sure your RSVP date is well in advance and make sure you give yourself some wiggle room for those pesky guests who bring an uninvited plus-one or show up without RSVPing.
- Ask for Referrals
If you find one vendor that you absolutely love but aren’t sure where to go from there, ask them for referrals to other vendors they’ve worked with. If your caterer has worked with and loved a specific baker, or if your photographer has a DJ they love, you’ll have fewer decisions to make.
- Get Organized
With so many aspects of wedding planning, it can be easy to get disorganized fast. Buy a giant three-ring binder, or a portfolio, where you can easily store all your paperwork, receipts, and brainstorming notes.
- Establish Your Priorities
Most people will not have the money, time, or mental bandwidth to get their absolute top choices in every single category. Decide early on what wedding aspects are most important to you. If you care most about your dress, photography, and the venue, then let yourself be okay with a less expensive cake, or bridesmaids’ dresses. Prioritizing will make sure your budget covers everything that matters most.