Planning a wedding can be stressful. I myself am currently helping to plan 2 weddings with a few more on the way, no I’m not a wedding planner, though I may think about it, but I am someone with a few friends who are getting married.
Are you planning a wedding or know someone who is? There are so many things to consider when you are planning a wedding, it’s so much more then dresses cake and a location. Unless you can afford a wedding planner, then you will be doing everything yourself or hopefully with the help of friends and family.
One of the most fun and sometimes hardest things to figure out is the wedding décor. You not only have to figure out a theme for your big day. If your on a budget you have to figure out where you can get the best bang for your buck. You may be thinking you will just head to your local craft or hobby store and get what you need, but those can be expensive if your not careful and they have a limited selection. Checking out online stores like the confetti shop is a great way to comparison shop and get much of what you need for less. You can also find a bit more selection if you go online and search for décor for your wedding, don’t forget the wedding favors either. In my opinion a wedding is not a wedding without the peanuts and mints!
The next thing that can be hard is trying to get everyone together to get fitted for dresses or tuxedos. Using a service that will send reminders to the people in your wedding very helpful. You can automate your schedule and keep people in the loop. There are so many services out there, so find one that works for you that is also in your budget, trust me they are so helpful.
Another thing you want to do is choose a few places you want to have your wedding and reception. Look up reviews on each location, not just on the website of the location themselves, but other sites that are not affiliated. You want to make sure you avoid as many surprises as possible on your wedding day. Once you know what places you want to have your wedding. You will need to find out what they allow and do not. Once I had a friend who wanted to use my chocolate fountain at her wedding. She went out and bought everything, only to find out because of local health codes, she couldn’t use it. Some places require you use there in house decorators to decorate for your wedding and will not allow anyone from the outside to do anything.
When you prepare yourself for your wedding you have so much you have to look at. In the end you want your wedding to be a stylish affair that people will remember. Not just because your wedding looked amazing and the food was good, but because it was fun. Planning ahead and doing your research is a great way to keep things from happening on your special day.