If you are in the process of planning a wedding or have recently gotten engaged, you may be aware of how stressful the entire process can be from start to finish. You may, however, be pleased to know that there are steps you can take to ensure the entire day goes off without a hitch.
By familiarising yourself with the following tips and tricks, you can streamline your wedding and enjoy the most important day of your life as it unfolds.
Establish basic rules
It may sound a little harsh but by establishing basic rules ahead of time, you can ensure your big day plays out exactly as you pictured it in your head and encourage your guests to respect your wishes. If you have bigger ideas for how your photos will be used, for example, it may be worth reminding your guests which events will be covered by a professional photographer and which they are free to photograph on their smartphone. While it might be tempting to ban smartphone photography all together, you’d be missing out on a wealth of candid shots from the day – alongside the option to print Instagram photos to be incorporated into a personalized memory book at a later stage.
Familiarise yourself with your guest list
If you have taken a backseat during the planning process or your guest list is mainly comprised of your partner’s friends and family members, you must, at the very least, familiarise yourself with who is invited ahead of your big day. This can allow you to determine how many people will be in attendance and gain a better understanding of who will be sitting where when the ceremony kicks off. In addition, this can also help you when it comes to organising seating, catering, and props.
Choose an off-peak date
If you have yet to decide on a date for your wedding or are fairly flexible when it comes to when you would like to get married, it may be worth choosing an off-peak date. This can end up saving you a considerable amount of time and money on hiring a suitable venue and may even mean that more invited guests are able to make it with no prior engagements requiring their attendance on your chosen day. If you have your sights set on a lavish honeymoon, you may also be able to save money by travelling during the off-peak travel season.
Write your vows in advance
It can be easy to get carried away with the most exciting or time-consuming tasks involved during the wedding planning process at first but writing your vows in advance can allow you to take your time and speak straight from the heart. It also gives you ample time to make any amendments or changes as necessary in the months leading up to your big day.
If you are due to get married in the near future, there are a number of tips and tricks that can streamline your wedding from start to finish. This includes establishing basic rules, familiarising yourself with your guest list, choosing an off-peak date, and writing your vows in advance.