5 Ways to Kickstart Your Wedding Planning
Planning a wedding, regardless of size or location, is a daunting task. And as with most daunting tasks, it’s often difficult to know where to start or even motivate yourself to start! Fortunately, we’re here to help you out by giving you five great ways to kick yourself and your wedding planning into gear.
Make a to-do list
Everything you need to do for and every choice you need to make about your wedding should go on this list; it should be long, detailed, and personalized—not generic—and by the time you’re done, you should be able to see the outline of your own unique wedding. This list will not only break the big looming specter of wedding planning into manageable pieces, but it will help you feel more organized as well.
Ask for help
Unless you’ve decided to tackle everything on your own, the sooner you put together your wedding dream team, the better. Think about who has skills or experience that could come in handy, who has a burning desire to help, and who you can rely on. When you’ve made your decision, approach them ASAP about helping. People are busy, so they need to be booked in advance too!
Talk about involvement
Some partners are happy to let you handle everything and make all the decisions while others may want to have a say about a few specific choices; some even want to have just as much input as you! Figuring out who will be responsible for what now means a much smaller chance of confusion or stepping on each other’s toes later.
Figure out your budget
Nail down the specific amounts of any familial contributions and then figure out how much you and your intended want to or can spend. Keep in mind that you want this day to be special but also that it’s only the first day of the rest of your lives; leave some money for the rest of the days!
Figure out your priorities
Unless you’re very wealthy and can have anything you want, you’re going to need to decide what matters most and then parcel out your budget accordingly. Is nothing more important than having gorgeous photographs to remember your special day by? Then booking the perfect photographer should be one of the first things you do. Have you dreamed of getting married in a specific spot since you were ten? Then snagging that venue should be your initial purchase. It’s amazing how easy it is to compromise on the smaller things when you don’t have to on what is most important.