Top Three Wedding Planning Tips
I have had the privilege of serving many couples over the years. I give out countless words of advice from layouts to ways of saving money and how to reduce your guest list gracefully. The chaos of planning a wedding is my jam. I. LOVE. EVERY. MINUTE. OF. IT!!! Although every wedding is different, there are three pieces of advice that I find myself giving to all of my couples.
My top three wedding planning tips will not only help you as you plan your wedding but also help as you move through your relationship.
Wedding Planning Tip Number One
Set Your Boundaries!
One of the most important conversations you will have with your fiance is how you will handle advice and input from friends and family members. Trust me...everyone has an opinion and thats ok! What some of us forget is we do not have to implement that advice unless you and your partner decide to. Talk about all of the things, friends. Here are two examples:
What are your prominent pieces? To some the venue, food and entertainment are top priorities. Decide what is most important to you as a couple and put your money in those places!
Who is invited? Are you inviting everyone on your friends list or are you keeping it intimate and only inviting those that have impacted your world in the past two years? Are you going to allow children?
There are many factors to consider when planning a wedding. Talk about those with your fiancé to ensure you are both on the same page throughout the planning process. From a bride of almost 21 years, let me tell you that this will transcend thoughout your marriage!
Wedding Planning Tip Number Two
Take Time Off!
Final vendor meetings, family coming into town, bachelorette parties, last minute trips to Hobby Lobby and last minute organization of all your things for the wedding day. These are just a few of the things that couples have to juggle the week leading up to the big day. More often than not, my couples are working, going to school, taking care of littles and planning a wedding at the same time.
You may be juggling some of those things or maybe all of them. You may even feel like you need to continue doing those things all the way up to the day or two before your wedding day. One of the most common questions I get is how much time should I take off from work/school the week of the wedding? There is not a standard answer to this question and it is different for everyone. However, I will say to TAKE TIME OFF!! Trust me sis, you will need to take a breath. Your stress level will thank you!
Wedding Planning Tip Number Three
Take a Moment to Take It All In
On your wedding day all of your favorite people are in one place and all eyes are on the two of you. You are being pulled in many different directions. You want to hug all the people and kiss all the babies. You want to eat, you want to dance and you want to capture each moment. Too often I hear couples say that they cannot remember their wedding day. It was a blur! This makes me so sad!!
I cannot say it enough, take a moment with your partner to take it all in. There are two different ways that you can do this:
A Moment Alone: After you exit the ceremony and before pictures, retreat to a wedding suite or a secret spot outside and take a moment to just be. Ask each other the question, "What did we just do?," hold each other or share a kiss like Grandma isn't watching.
A Private Dinner: Ask your caterer to fix you and your partner a plate and have it waiting in a designated room for you two to enjoy together. This allows you both to eat without being interrupted and you can talk about the ceremony and what is ahead at the reception!
There you have it!! My top three wedding tips! Not only will these tips help you leading up to and on your wedding day, I believe they will also help throughout your relationship! If you find these tips helpful and would like to follow along on our crazy journey make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!
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