It’s never too soon to start planning your special day.
Here’s a list of essential tips we’ve put together to help you pull off the most special day ever!
- Start planning now.
Your wedding day may be a year or two away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. In fact, the earlier you start, the easier and less stressful it’ll be.
Having a clear plan of action also helps keep you on top of things, so you won’t forget a single detail.
2. Nail down a budget.
Don’t spend a thing until you’ve agreed on a realistic budget. Don’t forget about all those little extras, too, like beauty expenses, gifts, dress alterations and something like a light blue piece for your special “something blue.”
3. Get help on board.
While it’s your special day, we guarantee your friends and family will want to help, and they’ll jump at the chance to get involved in the planning.
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4. Start working on the guest list.
Sorting out your guest list early is important. It gives you a better opportunity to find the perfect venue that it can comfortably cater for your chosen number of guests. Costs per head is going to be one of your biggest expenses, so don’t let anyone guilt trip you into amending or adding to your guest list.
5. Create a plan B.
You might not want to consider it, but something might go wrong on your special day – whether it’s catering or raining, or transport breaks down. Plan alternatives for each possible scenario and try to pre-empt what could go wrong so that you’re ready and stress-free.
6. Pick your bridesmaids.
Bridesmaids are a big support network for you when you’re planning your wedding. Choose wisely. Don’t pick cousins you hardly ever see or new friends. Rather, choose sisters, close relatives and your besties.
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7. Book the photographer.
Your wedding album or videos are going to be cherished forever, so don’t underestimate the importance of a professional photographer or videographer. Do your homework and find someone who just gets what you want. You might even want to consider an engagement shoot.
8. Choose the menu.
A big talking point at any occasion is the food. From a roast to a buffet and dessert tables galore, you’ll want to make sure you stretch that budget and ensure your guests don’t go hungry.
9. Give the groom a to-do list.
While your fiancé might not have been planning his wedding day since he was a little boy, he’ll still have a few ideas of his own and he’ll want to have a say in the planning. Listen. Remember, it’s also his big day. Most guys like to have say in the menu, the music and even the speeches, just as they have a say in picking out your wedding bands in shops like Diamonds.co.nz.
10. Personal little details.
Remember, your wedding is about the two of you. Try to include as much of your personalities as you can. From the favours and stationary to the first dance and outfits – you want your guests to know it’s “so you!”
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Finally, don’t forget what’s important. This is your day of love and commitment. Make it all about you two and what you want.