As we all know planning a wedding can be stressful! From chasing RSVP’s, finding the perfect venue and suppliers and, managing your budget. It can all become a bit too overwhelming, however I’ve put together 5 successful tips to kick-start your wedding planning. Hopefully, these tips will make the process a lot easier 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. Priortise what’s most important to you and start there!
Wedding insurance in this day and age is very important. Imagine if your supplier suddenly went out of business, or maybe you or your partner had an unexpected illness so the wedding had to be cancelled. Insurance wedding insurance can cover these type of eventualities. So why take the chance and overlook this essential life saver?
Make sure there is a valid contract for each supplier you choose to work with, and if they can’t provide with a contract make sure they at least provide you with some sought of agreement in writing. The basics of a contract should always include what products or service the supplier will be providing, the costs, cancellation terms, and all parties your signatures. 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. Then again, this is where your contract and insurance will come 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., rain during your outdoor cocktail hour, a basic sewing kit for any last minute dress and suit disasters, etc. It’s also essential to check what plans your suppliers may have in place in case of any sudden mishaps. For example, your photographer’s camera could get damaged, so it’s worth knowing whether they have back up equipment.
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. Imagine how valuable it would be to have the expertise and skill of a professional. A great investment for a priceless day!