Congratulations on your engagement! You are one step closer to tying the knot and starting a new life with your partner. However, there is a lot of planning that goes into this event and it can be overwhelming for many people. Keep reading for some simple advice if you wandering how do I keep my wedding easy.
How Do I Keep My Wedding Easy?
A wedding can be a time-consuming and stressful event. The planning alone is enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed, but it doesn’t have to be that way! There are some simple ways you can keep your wedding easy.
Figure out what’s most important for the ceremony or reception by focusing on one aspect at a time. This means that you might have to change the location or guest list and other elements of your wedding day plans, but it will be easier for you in the long run!
Provide yourself with deadlines so there are specific tasks to complete along the way. For example, set up an event calendar and then delegate responsibilities to other members of the wedding party. This way, everyone will know what they are responsible for and when it needs to be finished.
Prioritize tasks based on their importance so you can make informed decisions about how much time each task requires in order to stay within your budget or timeline.
For example: choosing a venue might take longer than searching for the perfect wedding dress, so you might want to spend more time on that if it means your other tasks will be easier.
Consider investing in a day-of coordinator or wedding planner who can take care of all these details and keep the process streamlined.
You’ll have a professional working with vendors, family members, and other members of the wedding party to keep everything running smoothly so you can relax and be the bride! On the other hand, having a micro wedding will make sure your dream day is organized simple, and beautiful.
How To Plan A Wedding On A Small Budget?
It’s not easy to plan a wedding on a small budget, but it is possible. One of the keys to doing so is being smart about how you spend your money and what you actually need for the big day. Some expensive items that don’t really add much value or enjoyment can be left out in order to make room for more meaningful parts of the wedding.
In general, however, the best way to cut back is by not doing anything at all. This will save you any costs associated with that item, so if there are items on your list which you don’t really need or want for your day then remove them from it.
There are many ways to keep costs down when planning a wedding, but it will take some research and creative thinking to find them all. The important thing is not how much you spend, but how much the event means to you and your partner.
– You could spend less on your dress and put that money towards a honeymoon destination or entertainment at the reception, for example.
– One way to spend less is by using an informal style of reception (like a backyard party) or having guests bring their own food for the reception.
– Another option is to have a wedding planner, caterer or photographer work with you to provide packages of services for your event that include many items on your list. This way you don’t necessarily need to hire each service separately and can save money overall.
– One more money-saving tip is to be mindful of your guest list. If you’re not sure how many guests will attend, it’s important to make a rough draft or estimate that includes all potential people who might come.
– You can also save money by sending out invitations rather than hiring an event planner and having the reception at home (or another venue).
– As for the ceremony, you can save money by doing it outside at a park or beach rather than in an expensive venue.
– You could also have just one wedding cake (instead of having one for the ceremony and another for the reception). This will cut back on costs significantly.
Simple Wedding Checklist
-Decide on a date.
-Find a location for the ceremony and reception. Have an idea of what you want it to look like, or find some inspiration from other weddings that are similar to yours in style or theme. This could be your house if you’re doing something small and intimate with friends and family only; this could also be a restaurant, hotel ballroom or another venue.
-Figure out what your budget is and decide on how many guests you want to invite. This will help determine the price of your wedding invitations as well as any other essentials like food, drinks, flowers, etc.
-Work with a photographer and videographer so that you have beautiful memories from your wedding day and all the time spent leading up to it.
-Pick out a dress for yourself or if you’re having someone else design it, decide on what style of gown you want. Once this is decided, get any other accessories needed (veil, tiara) and pick out an outfit that goes with the dress for your groom.
-Pick out what you want to wear on your honeymoon with your partner! If anything, this is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding and can be done together or individually. Make sure to include any activities that you plan on doing during your honeymoon as well (surfing lessons, galleries, restaurants, etc.).
-If you’re having a wedding and reception in the same location with plenty of guests coming from out of town or don’t know anyone else who is planning on attending your wedding, it might be wise to get someplace close by for those people to stay at. Talk about the hotels that are within driving distance to your venue.
-Pick out a cake flavor, if you don’t want to make it yourself get someone else to do that for you; this could be at the bakery or from Costco (depending on what is in season). Find some inspiration ideas online of other cakes or ask around and see about any friends who might have done something similar in the past.
-Create a wedding playlist that you’ll dance to at your reception and have on during any other parts of your day, like when you’re getting ready or going through photos with family before the ceremony starts. Include some songs for anyone who might be giving a speech so they know what kind of music is appropriate (no death metal).
-Make a list of the decorations that you’ll need for your wedding day and figure out when to have these delivered, as well. This will depend on how many things are rented from different places or if everything can be made by hand; talk about this in detail so people know what they should do ahead of time.
-Decide on the time of day you want to get married and what style of dress is more appropriate for that (e.g., something with long sleeves if your ceremony will be at night). Plan accordingly for everything else too, like invitations, food choices, etc.
-Hire a wedding planner or find someone who can help you out so that it’s not just you shouldering the responsibility. You’ll be busy enough as bride, and don’t want to add more work on yourself than is necessary!
-Pick up your marriage license a week before the wedding; this will let people know what time they need to show up at the ceremony site too. Talk about the marriage license, how long it lasts and other paperwork that needs to be filled out.
-Find someone who can cook your favorite dishes or do some of the cooking for you if they have time; this will help make sure you get at least a taste of what you’re going to eat on your wedding day (talk about vegetarian options).
-If you haven’t done so already, set up your wedding website. This will make it easier for people to find information about what is happening at the wedding and when they should show up. You can also include registries if there are items that you don’t want on display like furniture or appliances (talk about registry etiquette).
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