We know that time is scares and that sitting down and finally getting to ones wedding after a long day could feel like the last thing you’d want to do. Be it that there is no set amount of time that one would need to plan a memorable wedding. We can give you our best advise on time saving tips for busy wedding couples that could help you manage your time better.
If you are newly engaged, congratulations, this is such an exciting time waiting for you.
There are a lot of decisions to make. For instance: What style of wedding you would love? Have you decided on a location? How many people will you invite? What outfits will everyone wear? Which catering company are you going to use and what cuisine would you like at your wedding? You will also need to work out how many of your guests have dietary requirements. Figure out drinks, music and fun ideas to make your wedding unique to you.
Next are the suppliers. Getting quotes and not really knowing who is reliable and great. Don’t forget about organising your stationery, photographer, florist, decor, DJ, entertainment and so the list goes on.
But don’t be discouraged! Stick with these top tips for helping you save time planning your wedding.
You need to be realistic about your wedding budget and figure out what is most important to you and your fiancé. Concentrate on the main things first. Whether food and venue are important or decor and flowers, it might even be keeping your guests entertained. Determine the important aspects of your wedding day and start allocating budget for those areas. Next will be the other suppliers once you know what you have already spent on everything else.
The internet is useful to find out what you will need to plan your wedding. Download wedding planning checklists or enquire now for Unveil Elegance Events to email their full planning checklist. There might also be friends or family members that recently got married, pick their brains, ask them for help.
Create a timeline
Create a doable timeline to get things done. Work out how much time you have to spend on your wedding planning. For example if you know you are going to be busy at work during certain weeks make sure your vendors know when you can and cannot be available to answer their questions.
Set aside time with your partner, often life gets in the way and it can become stressful if you find you seem to be demanding their time. Be sensible, work out a time you are both happy to sit down and plan together. This could be one evening each week or a weekend for a few hours.
Planners agree that too often it is the brides doing the majority of the planning with little help from the groom. This should not be the case, the groom should be helping even if you assign tasks for him to complete, this could be the music, keeping the guest list up to date and booking transport.
Ask your bridesmaids to help you with choosing dresses, flowers, hair, make up styles and shoes.
Speak to your parents about the food and drinks, no doubt they are far more versed on entertaining than you are, make sure everyone knows they have to write a speech and if you know a good writer get them to help.
You don’t have to do this alone, here are some great tips for you to save you time planning your wedding and get others involved.
Our best advice: Hire a wedding planner
If it is within your budget or you are planning a wedding not local to you, hire a wedding planner. A planner will bring a wealth of experience to you, helping you streamline the planning process and guiding you to exactly what you need to be focusing on.
A planner knows how to get the job done, keeping up to date with trends and prices. They have forged relationships with suppliers and venues while getting a swift response time. Click here for more information on what wedding planners can do for you and why you should hire a wedding planner.
If a planner isn’t for you then your priority should be to get organised as soon as you start your wedding planning. It will make it much easier when you are working on so many details later on.
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