One of the most important things that you can do for yourself during the wedding planning is to keep all of your wedding information in one, easily accessible place. A binder can hold all of your signed contracts, notes, magazine clippings, contact lists, appointments, etc... With every bit of information in one place, you should always be able to find answers quickly.
The only down side is that a binder can be misplaced, and papers may make their way out of it. We highly suggest keeping a digital copy of everything too. That way, in the unfortunate instance that the binder disappears, all of your information is still retrievable. Make sure that your soon-to-be-spouse, and maybe even your maid of honor, have access to the files too.
A wedding planning checklist is not there to add to your stress-level, but rather to keep everything on track and moving forward. Once you have your tasks prioritized, get them done! The key is to be aware of the timeline on each one, then tackle each step in order, one-at-a-time. There is a very wonderful feeling that comes with being able to cross a finished item off the list, giving you the confidence needed to move on to the next one.
You don't always have to find extra time for these things. There are lots of things that can be multi-tasked, like packing and addressing invitations while you watch television. Large list items don't have to be done all at once either. If something can be broken up into smaller, quickly handled tasks, every little bit helps. An example would be to fill out thank you cards as gifts are received instead of waiting until after the wedding to do them all at once.
A husband and wife are a team, but that teamwork shouldn't wait to begin after you say "I do." Take on the wedding planning together. This will help to get things done twice as fast, and you will both be there to give your personal input the entire time, assuring that the wedding reflects the both of you.
Things will get done even faster if you both ask for additional help from others that you trust. Family members often want to help out in some way, and your wedding party will be happy to lend a hand if needed. There are plenty of things needing to be done that these people can handle, so let them.
Stick To Your Budget
It's easy to get excited about adding a few things here and there while you are out and about shopping for wedding items, especially the closer the date gets. That adorable $5 centerpiece addition may not seem like much money to spend, until you multiply it by the number of tables at the wedding. If the decorations that you already planned and paid for don't really need the extra stuff, skip it.
The whole reason for picking a budget in the first place is so that you don't end up with huge bills rolling in after the wedding is over. With proper planning, you can have an amazing celebration with the money you have set aside for it, and sticking to your budget means you won't look back with any regrets, ruining some of the happy memories.
Remember To Have Fun!
Possibly the most important piece of advice that we can offer you is this: Always remember to enjoy this moment! Throwing the wedding of your dreams can seem overwhelming at some points during the planning, but you have to keep in mind the reason for all of it - you get to marry the person you love and spend the rest of your lives together! If you find yourself stressing out, take a break. Make a date for the two of you where no wedding talk is allowed. As a matter of fact, it wouldn't hurt to make that a weekly date.
Don't sweat the small stuff either. The wedding won't fall apart if the napkins are ivory instead of white. It may not be exactly what you had in mind, but everyone will still have a napkin and most likely won't even notice the color. Save your worrying for the important stuff that really matters.
When you get to the portion of your planning involving wedding fashion, begin your search at our bridal boutique in South Florida. Our knowledgeable staff is here to make that part easy for you. Each bride has our undivided attention while she is here for a shopping appointment, as well as the benefit of our fashionable and affordable gowns, immense experience in this field, and superior customer service.
The fact that Angelus Bridal & Formals is also considered a "one-stop-shop" is extremely helpful too. After we help you find gorgeous gowns for everyone in your bridal party to wear, you will be able to visit with the other vendors at our Pompano Beach wedding store to take care of tuxedo rentals, makeup, photography, cake design, and more. Happy New Year, and happy wedding planning!
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