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Wedding Planning Tips: How To Properly Plan Your Special Day

Planning a wedding can be extremely difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. If you plan ahead, your wedding will go off without a hitch and you’ll enjoy every moment of it! This article is going to give you some wedding planning tips that are guaranteed to make your wedding day perfect.

Create a budget and stick to it

The budget is the first thing you should put together when wedding planning. It is the foundation of your wedding and will be used for all other major decisions throughout the wedding process.

 

You don’t have to start with a budget, but you must at least establish one before proceeding any further in wedding planning, or else you might run out of money halfway through your special day which can cause serious problems! 

As mentioned above it’s important that you create a wedding budget as soon as possible after deciding to get married. This way there are no surprises during or after setting up everything for the big day! Once again this doesn’t mean that weddings need to cost an arm and leg either. They certainly do not necessarily always have to, especially if you plan ahead enough!

Do research on the photographer 

The photographer you hire will be the one capturing your wedding day memories, so you’ll want to make sure that they are well-experienced and do a great job. Everybody wants amazing wedding photos on their special day, and you should ensure it happens. Finding the perfect photographer takes time, but it is worth it. 

Make sure that you ask for references from previous couples who have used them before, or check their reviews online. Read any wedding blogs written by brides where this photographer has taken photos of theirs to see if other people talk about what things were like working with them. While researching it is important to find out more information on how to hire wedding photographers in order to plan the perfect wedding!

Here’s a list of qualities a wedding photographer should have: 

  • Experience 
  • References from past wedding clients 
  • Professionalism and Friendliness 
  • Availability for the wedding day
  • Creativity and Artistic Vision

Create a timeline for the day

Sticking to the schedule is crucial to wedding planning. Make sure to set aside time for each step of the process that needs attention before moving on to another task, including answering guest RSVPs, verifying hotel accommodations, and more. Once you have these steps organized by timeline it will be much easier to stick to your wedding day schedule. It is also imperative that you reserve time for yourself throughout this busy wedding season so don’t forget about taking care of yourself too!

If you are struggling with creating a wedding timeline there are plenty of online resources available through wedding websites or even Google Doc templates shared among friends who may have gone down the same path in wedding planning that can help get you started! You can always consult with an experienced family member or friend if needed as well, sometimes all you need is a second opinion!

Make sure you have all your vendors lined up and their contracts in order

The vendors that you choose for your wedding day are very important in order to ensure that nothing will go wrong on the wedding day. 

First, make sure that you have a wedding planner who can help you with this wedding planning process. Ensure that these vendors are lined up in order from the most important ones first until your least priority vendor last. To ensure that the wedding planner is worth hiring, they must be able to provide you with a wedding contract. 

Make sure you have enough food to feed your guests  

You must be sure to have enough food for all wedding guests. If you do not, the wedding will be a disaster as no one can enjoy themselves if they are hungry. Make sure to find out how many people plan on attending and make sure to order accordingly from catering companies or from local restaurants that may offer discounts for large orders.

You should also set up a bar with drinks available in case your guests need something stronger than water or tea that is offered during the meal times of the wedding reception. You must ensure that there is a variety of alcoholic beverages available to your wedding guest so everyone has options when it comes time to toast at the wedding ceremony. 

Don’t forget about the music

The music should fit the wedding, so it is important to choose the right songs. Include a mix of genres and music styles to ensure that wedding guests across all generations can enjoy the wedding day as much as possible. Ensure there are enough slow dances for those who prefer them while still having heavier dance songs for those attendees who want more upbeat tunes at their wedding reception.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to think about when planning your wedding. Make sure not to go over budget and that the guests are fed and entertained. Research photographers and vendors to choose the right one and stick to the schedule. Have fun!

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