Planning a wedding can be both exciting and overwhelming. With so many details to consider, it's important to stay organized and prioritize what's most important to you and your partner. Here are some wedding planning tips to help you create a memorable and stress-free celebration.
Determine your budget
Create a wedding email address you both share
Choose a wedding date and venue
Create a guest list and think about if you want children invited
Choose your wedding party
Decide on a wedding theme or color scheme
Research and book vendors (DJ, florist, photographer, etc.)
Shop for wedding attire (bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses, suits, etc.)
Plan the ceremony and reception timeline
Decide on ceremony and reception decor
Review and negotiate vendor contracts
Determine the menu and bar options
Create a wedding website
Send save-the-date cards and invitations
Plan transportation for the wedding party and guests
Book accommodations for out-of-town guests
Create a day-of timeline and schedule
Purchase wedding favors and thank-you gifts (optional)
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, but breaking it down into smaller steps can make it more manageable. With the above checklist, you have a good foundation for planning your dream wedding.
Remember, at the end of the day, what matters most is that you and your partner are happy with the decisions you've made for your wedding. Don't be afraid to get creative and make your wedding a reflection of your unique personalities and style. Your wedding day is about celebrating your love and commitment to each other. Keep these tips in mind as you plan, and don't forget to enjoy the process!
Photo by: Chantal Sokhorn 2022