Today’s post is for the brides who have little time for wedding planning but still don’t have the funds to hire a professional wedding planner. No matter how impossible it might seem to plan a wedding, there is always a way to do it. We hope these suggestions help.
First Things First
Above all else, the most important step is to give yourself enough time to prepare. There is nothing worse than being behind schedule while wedding planning. You have probably heard that it takes 3 to 6 months to plan a wedding. Keep in mind that if you have a hectic schedule it could take even longer.
We don’t recommend a long engagement so if you have a crazy schedule we suggest having some ideas in mind before you are even engaged.
The best advice we can possibly give is to finish the big things first. Take care of your venue, catering, flowers, gown & tux, cake, music, etc. first. We continually see brides spending too much time on insignificant details and neglect the important things.
A few hours here and there can add up over time. If you only have a few hours per week to plan, instead of having a panic attack, be patient and make the best of your time. You’ll notice that consistency and hard work will really add up.
Ask for help
Don’t be afraid to follow tradition and involve your family in the wedding. Your loved ones can make all the difference in the world during your wedding.
Delegate some of the work load to loved ones and see your stress vanish. Be careful that you don’t overwork them but in most cases family and friends want to be involved in your wedding.
Enjoy the Journey
This might be one of the most stressful times of your life but don’t forget that it should be the happiest time of your life. No matter how hectic it may be, take some time to enjoy the journey.