You shouldn’t be embarrassed to admit that you aren’t a wedding planning expert. Most of you have never planned a wedding in your life. It’s an understatement to say that you need to be organized as you plan your wedding. Today’s post will help brides be more organized with wedding planning.
Why do I need to be organized?
There are several reasons you should be organized with your wedding but we’ll discuss a few of them.
First, if you are organized you will save money. If you start buying everything that looks good you will spend a fortune. If you are organized you will know what you need to buy and what you don’t need at all.
Second, you will save a lot of time. If you are unorganized, you will never get anything done. If you have a plan you will be able to move quickly from one task to the next.
Third, you will have less stress. Wedding planning is stressful no matter who you are. Why make it worse by being unorganized?
Where do I start?
Step 1 should always be to decide how much money you have to spend. If you don’t set a budget, you will always overspend.
Step 2 is to make a list of everything that needs to be done. Brides who don’t make a list almost always forget something.
Making your wedding planning list
A wedding planning list can be as simple or complex as you would like. There are however a few things that you shouldn’t forget; categories, dates and a detailed budget.
List everything that needs to be done for the wedding and separate those tasks into categories. For example: Flowers, Catering, Decorations, Bridesmaids/Groomsmen, Music, Luncheon, and Wedding Reception.
If you categorize your tasks you can prioritize. If catering is most important to you, you can spend more time and money on catering. If flowers are special to you, spend more time and money on flowers.
Next to each task, write the date that the task must be finished by. This will help you know where to put your time.
Once you have set your budget and made your list, decide how much money will go to each aspect of your wedding. How much of your budget will go to flowers? How much will go to catering? Make these decisions based on what is most important to you.
Wedding planning is a complicated and difficult task. We promise that being organized will make your experience less stressful and more enjoyable. Best of luck and happy wedding planning! If you have any questions or post suggestions let us know in the comment box.