Organizing your own wedding is both a stressful and a fulfilling job. That moment when everything goes the way you plan it to be with all your loved ones present to witness your bond with the person you truly love is such an amazing feeling. But having that dream wedding of yours takes a lot of skill and hard work. There will be a lot of errors to be made and reality prevents everything to be perfect. Though having everything in place and getting your dream wedding is such a tiring job, it is not impossible. Here are the top 10 tips on organizing your wedding.
Number 10. Give a least a minimum of six months to plan your wedding. If possible, plan it for a year if you really want to it to be grand. Giving an ample amount of time to plan for your wedding will help you give it a lot of thought on the little things from where you will have your wedding to the color of the flowers. Rather than rushing to get reservations, you will be the one of the first ones.
Number 9. Establish your budget plan. Having a concrete plan on how much you will spend on your wedding day will make your job easier. Write down a list of estimates on how much you will spend for each aspect of the wedding such as food, wedding video filming, wedding photographers, the tailor made dresses and suits and so on. This will give an idea on which aspect you have to prioritize on dealing with first.
Number 8. Send your wedding invitations early on. Since you are sending them early on to your family and friends, you will eventually get a quick reply whether they are going to go or not. This will help you get a rough estimate on how many people are coming and it will also help them to plan their schedule ahead to attend your wedding.
Number 7. Split the tasks. Although you and your soon to be husband or wife feel that you can do it all on your own, you are not super heroes. Spitting the tasks among your family or friends who are willing to help you plan and organize your wedding will result to less stress and fatigue.
Number 6. Always include your partner in all the decisions. No matter how small it is always decide together. A lot of conflicts arise even just at smallest change which was made. This may result to arguments in which may disrupt the organization process. You may never know that there might be some traditions the family of your partner that they want to include in the ceremony.
Number 5. Make a work schedule or timetable. This is effective not only to organizing weddings and events but also in everyday work matters. Having concrete visual timetable will make you more organized and work effectively on the tasks that you will do for the day.
Number 4. Research. Search on the different sites on the web and in the newspaper on current wedding trends and deals. You will never know any good dress or suit deals not unless you look for them. This technique gives you knowledge on the discount deals, good wedding photographers, the wedding videography company that you will hire and such. It will help you save a lot of cash eventually.
Number 3. Get feedback. And get lots of it. Ask your parents, family, your closest friends, a wedding planner, basically everyone you can easily talk too. Feedback makes you realize which factors are most important and which ones that requires more work.
Number 2. Have some time to relax. Taking your mind off the all the calling, writing down, making lists, designing etc. is a must. Too much stress is unhealthy and if you get down with the flu, the more work and stress that needs to be done in the long run. Keep cool and pamper yourself once in a while.
Number 1. Have fun! It is in reality a big hassle to organize a wedding but never forget that you are planning your happiest moment of your life. Enjoying the process of organizing it is just as important as the day itself. Don’t stress too much, you are already getting married! Have fun and enjoy every single moment that you are doing these tasks.