Forget all about daydreaming; your day is finally here, it’s here! Probably one of the happiest dates of your life, your wedding is not just a beautiful ceremony, but a day when you are giving your heart to that one person of your dreams. Sure, none of us is naïve enough to think Prince Charming is actually the person we’ve ended up with, but he is our Prince and that’s what’s making him special and better than any other prince in the kingdom.
To have your day be just right, you can’t really trust anyone to prepare it. And even though some very skilled professionals in wedding planning have ranked amazing scoring, you should do your wedding yourself. Why? It’s all about the emotion and personal touch. Knowing you’ve made all the choices yourself will just add to the gorgeousness of the whole event.
Here’s what to do to make sure your W day turns out as phenomenal as you are.
1. Set a budget
There’s no doubt you’d love your wedding to be a picture perfect of your wildest imagination but unfortunately, much of it depends on the budget. Prior to even starting planning, talk to your fiancé about the budget you’ll be setting aside for the wedding. Calculate everything and then – get your hands on your wedding planner.
2. Make a schedule
To do everything in time, it’s essential you set a schedule and stick to it. Plan ahead everything from the tiniest details, like when the flowers should be delivered, to grand instances, like the food and band. Go from the most important to the least important. Craft a timeline and be sure to stick to it. Make a checkbox and once you’ve done with a certain “chore”, tick it. That way, you’ll have a visual sense of completion and will avoid getting frustrated.
3. Consult with decorators
While your decorating vision will serve as a base for your wedding decorations, this is not something you should be doing yourself. Let the professionals do the work, but be there to correct things after your own liking. Talk to wedding decorators about all possible scenarios and bring photos of what you feel would work for your W day. Then, work together on finding the best possible option.
4. Choose a gown
Ah, the most pleasurable of all things to do for the wedding – pick a gown! Depending on your general attitude towards shopping (whether you like to do it alone or with a friend), approach choosing a wedding gown the same. Go through bridal magazines to find your perfect cut and use it as a model; you can hire a tailor to do your gown custom made or browse through all the amazing bridal shops in your town. Either way, make sure you have fun doing it!
5. And your bridesmaid dresses
We all know choosing bridesmaids dresses may sometimes be even more stressful than choosing your wedding attire; well, no reason for that. Do something different – let your best friends (the bridesmaids) choose their dresses. Give them instructions regarding the color and style, and everything else should be up to them. Let’s see what happens!
On the other hand, invest your creative input into choosing junior bridesmaid dresses for your flower girls and/or ring bearers. If you have a daughter that will participate in a wedding, a sweet little dress that agrees with yours will be the cutest thing ever!
6. Choose a venue
Choosing a venue for your wedding may be one of the most important things to do, aside from picking out the gown. The venue is what sets the tone of the entire wedding, what calls for a particular decoration and style; go through venue choices at the very beginning of your planning because venues get booked incredibly fast! Note that the venue you choose should agree with the theme of your wedding or season – so be mindful of that.
7. Send the invitations
In time! Send them a few months prior (at least three months ahead) the event so that everyone can set the date to honor your love. When it comes to choosing the right one for you, there is a wide range of patterns to choose from. You may contact a professional to do it for you. Also, if you want something unique, you can make them by yourself, adding a special detail that your guests will find irresistible. One of the solutions is to send virtual invitations to your guests by creating a special website for this occasion where all the details about the wedding will be explained in detail.
Now, when everything is done and well-organized, all you have to do is relax, have a great time with the people you love most in the world and enjoy every moment of this unforgettable day.
Author: Zara Lewis
Zara Lewis is a full-time mom of two babies and a puppy, devoted to implementing healthy life habits in every aspect of life of her family and friends. She seeks for beauty in everything that surrounds her. Will start a blog about it once. Until then writes her diary occasionally. Romantic soul and tech geek in one body. She enjoys hiking, cycling, yoga and cooking.