These are some easy tips to help you plan your Big Day. These may be basics but if you don’t have them on your list of things to do, you may end up frustrated and stressed as you plan your wedding day.
1) Determine what is your vision for your day. Do you want a simple wedding, or something big and bold or maybe you’re looking to achieve an elegant look and feel for your wedding day. Decide on what you’re anticipating your day to be and you’ll start heading in the right direction to achieve it.
2) Be Realistic about your Budget. It’s easy to spiral out of a control while you’re planning your wedding, there are so many options, so many choices and yes, those choices can be costly to your bottom line. Try to set an amount for each category, as this will help you maintain control of your expenses. Stick with it! I know it’s easy to have an over the top wedding, but if your budget doesn’t allow for it, do your very best with your established budget. Going into debt for your big day may not be how you choose to start your married life, so always write up your budget and work hard to stick to it.
3) Plan your choice venue ahead of time. A lot of venues book 1 or possibly 2 years ahead of time. So have a back venue you like, just in case. Again, we go back to your budget and what those options are within that budget.
4) Bring in a “Day of Coordinator”. The expense will pay for itself multiple times over. The bride and groom and their families should not have to worry about all the details, the vendors, delivery and set up times and any problems which may arise. And if they do their job right, you should never know there were any issues. I like to call this “be a guest at your wedding”.
5) What’s the easiest way to control your budget? Control you guests count. It’s that simple. The more guests you invite, the more your wedding day will cost at the bottom line. It’s simple math. So if you’re looking for an intimate wedding and reception, keep your guests count down. If you’re looking for an elegant and over the top event, invite your guests away. Either way, it’s the best and easiest way to control your budget
Mary Homer, Fairy Tale Weddings & Events – http://www.fairytaleweddingsandeventsbymary.com