As we all know wedding planning can be and is most of the time stressful. From chasing up RSVP’s and finding the right venue, to managing the budget and sourcing the best suppliers. It can become overwhelming, however if you follow these basic wedding planning tips the journey can be a lot smoother than you thought.
The earlier the better
Planning a wedding can take up a lot of time and resources, therefore you’ll want to start as early as possible. Leaving the planning process till late will put you under a lot of stress and you may not be able to source all your suppliers on time.
Wedding insurance in this day and age is very important. Imagine if your supplier suddenly went bust or maybe you or your partner had an unexpected illness so the wedding had to be cancelled! I’m also sure you would dread the thought of your wedding rings being stolen. Why take the chance? Depending on what type of insurance you take out, all of these things can be covered.
Make sure there is a valid contract for each supplier you decide to work with. To put it simply, contracts should always include what products or service the supplier is providing, the costs of these, your signature and the supplier’s signature. Most importantly, read the contract CAREFULLY and THOROUGHLY before signing on the dotted line. This way you can check for any discrepancies and save yourself a whole lot of hassle.
Keep in contact
Once your suppliers are booked make sure you keep in contact with them. You do not want to find out a few days before your wedding that they have double booked and will no longer be able to provide you with their service. I guess this is where your insurance comes into play; however you still do not want the stress of having to source another supplier at the very last-minute.
Create emergency plans for anything that may go wrong e.g., basic sewing kit for any dress and suit disasters, check to see what plans your suppliers have in place in case of any unforeseen circumstances and so on.
If you started the wedding planning process early, you should pretty much have the majority of things under control. This should now be the time for you and your partner to sit back, relax and spend quality time together.
Following these wedding planning tips should reduce any stress or worry. However, with the many details involved in planning a wedding, you may wish to enlist the help of a wedding planner. There is a planner for every wedding budget, so don’t rule the option out and think that they are only for the rich and famous. Imagine how valuable it would be to have the expertise and skill of a professional. A great investment for a priceless day!