It’s literally the day that you grew up envisioning over and over in your head. It’s your wedding day.
But in order to make it just as perfect as you always dreamed it would be, it takes a lot of work! From setting a budget to finding a venue to hiring the right vendors, now’s the time to put in the work so when your big day comes, you can soak up every joyous moment with your family and friends. Here’s a look at the steps to take in order to pull off your dream weddingg
1. Set a Budget
Yes, weddings cost money. And yes, it’s important to know what you can afford to put toward a wedding and then do your best to stay within said parameters. Setting a budget early in your planning process will help dictate a lot of the other decisions you make, such as how many people to invite, what venue to book and where you go to shop for your dress.
You can also check: 5 Smart Ways to Fund the Wedding of Your Dreams
2. Bring in Backup
Planning a wedding is a lot of work. And while you might not be a professional wedding planner, the good news is that there are plenty of them out there. By working with a qualified wedding planner, you can receive help with some of the more difficult decisions you may have to make. What’s more, a wedding planner can take a lot off your plate and help unload some of the stress that’s involved in planning a wedding.
3. Get Organized
Now, it’s time to get serious. Set a date, pick a time, create a tentative guest list, etc.
4. Research, Tour Venues
The right wedding venue won’t just help wow guests, but it’ll help provide lasting memories for you and your spouse as you embark on your new life together. We encourage you not to settle for just any venue, but to research them and tour them until you find the perfect one.
5. Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress
Next, it’s time to get your bridesmaids together and go dress shopping. Make sure to select a wedding dress at least five months prior to the wedding so that you can ensure it’s properly tailored and ready for you to slip into on your big day.
6. Finalize Your Details
This is another big step that a qualified wedding planner can help you with. Certainly, there are big things like the venue and the dress that help make for a memorable wedding, but the other details are just as important. A good wedding planner will make sure that everything is ready to go so that all you and your spouse have to do is show up on time, say “I do” and enjoy your big day.
7. Get Married!
It’s time to raise a glass to the new happy couple! Now that the big day is here, you can focus on making sure that your guests are happy and having fun as you ring in your first few hours of married life together. And as you do, you’ll be glad you took the proper steps in planning out your wedding.