Wedding Planning Guide

A Quick Guide on Planning Your Own Wedding

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Wedding Planning Guide | 33 comments

Do you wish to plan your own wedding? You are not alone. There are lots of brides nowadays, whether for budget reasons or simply because they naturally love DIY project. However, as any professional planner and experienced bride to be will tell you, it is a whole lot of work to do. With so many looming decisions, deadlines, miles-long to do lists and budgets to manage, planning your own wedding event is not simple. So, how would you start if you are the bride, the executor, and the planner? Let this article be the guide.

Wedding Planning Guide

First and foremost, get inspired. Before you put the planning logistics on your own big day, you need to create a vision first, no matter how vague it is. One bride may choose to spend many days on Pinterest just to gather ideas, while the other one may find it useful to look for a handful of bridal books and magazines and mark down her favorite pages where she might get her idea from. Some brides might even just rely on advices from former bride friends and family members who have experienced this big even before. Whatever method you choose, your ultimate goal is to visualize how your big event will turn out, whether on a beach, on top of a mountain, or in an elegant ballroom. Once you already have solid ideas of what kind of bride you want to be on your special day, the decision making gets much easier from there.

However, even the most motivated and organized bride to bride to be can also feel thrown off course sometimes due to the pressure and chaos that comes with the process of wedding planning. That is the reason why it is always a good idea to set your strategy in place and plan far ahead of time so that big decisions will never come down until the very last minute.

From crafting your ultimate wedding vision board to creating a to do list of your month by month tasks, here are our helpful tips and tricks that can help any bride to be organize and plan the big wedding of ever girl’s dreams.

Start With a Reasonable Budget

Before you start diving into any nitty-gritty details, it is very important to figure out how your wedding will really cost. You should plan out the maximum cost you are able to spend on all wedding details, vendors and decorations you may have. Make sure that you set the right budget early and stick to it throughout your entire planning process.

Don’t Make Quick Decisions

After you are engaged, you will be filled with urges to book or buy everything as soon as possible. However, you need to remember that everything in your wedding shouldn’t be rushed. Try to spend quality time in getting to know your vendors even more before you choose to purchase products from them or hire their services. When it comes to choosing the date of your once in a lifetime event, choose the date that can give you enough time to save more money as well as plan your big event.

Ask Suggestions from Your Married Friends

The best individuals to talk to are those couples who recently got married. You can ask them about what they did right on their wedding and what they wish they have done differently. Consult with past brides whom you personally know for tricks and tips to be successful in planning your own wedding without skipping any important details or getting too pressured or stressed.

Stock Up on the Bridal Magazines

Try to get acquainted with all bridal stuffs like your local bridal magazines. In that way, you will get a quick look and stay up to date at current trends and more wedding industry news. Mark or fold down pages that has bridal items or ideas you like, or you can cut them out so you can make a bridal vision board.

Get to Pinning the Ideas You Like

If you have never used Pinterest app before, now is the best time. In that website or application, you can create multiple boards by scrolling out and pinning the best wedding ideas you fancy such as food options, catering services, DIY projects, as well as other things that you like. You can share your wedding vision board with people who like to help you out with your wedding plans.  This is a good way to have a clear vision of how you like your wedding to turn out.

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