Wedding season is here and all the brides and grooms out there are up to their eyebrows with wedding planning. This can be a stressful time for any couple so here are a few of our favorite tips from around the web to help you keep your sanity along the way.
Lighten Your List
The easiest way to trim your wedding budget? Cut your guest list. Remember, half of your wedding expenses go to wining and dining your guests. If it’s costing you $100 per person, eliminating one table of 10 can save you $1,000. – TheKnot.com
What you do have to do, whatever your timeframe or budget, is get yourself organised. Now.
I’m a huge fan of lists and breaking things down so they’re less intimidating. My only advice other than that would be to make sure you have your priorities in mind and try to book the big three first. These are the things that either take the longest, get booked up the soonest or set the tone for the rest of the wedding. They are the venue, your photographer (and/or videographer, if you’re having one) and your dress. Get those three sorted first and everything else will fall into place around them.
However, before you can start any of that you need to make some decisions. Set some time aside, just the two of you, to sit down and have ‘the talk’. You need to decide what kind of day you want, when and where you’re going to hold it and how you’re going to make it all happen. – RockNRollBride.com
Take A Day Off
This should be a really fun time together, so if things start to get a little too stressful, take a break + don’t talk wedding for a couple of days. After a little bit of time off, we have a feeling you’ll come back refreshed + ready to start at it again with a new perspective! – GreenWeddingShoes.com
Pay It Forward
Let one vendor lead you to another. Your wedding photographer can tell you which florist’s blooms really pop, and your reception manager should know which band packs the dance floor. – TheKnot.com
Don’t Sweat The Small StuffIt’s Murphy’s Law: no matter how much thought you put into your big day, some things might not go according to plan. And, that’s OK. No matter what detail is amiss, the day is still going to end in a Happily Ever After for you and your groom. – StyleMePretty.com