The Best Wedding Planning Tips for DIY Brides

“You know you’re in love when you can’t
fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
—Dr. Seuss

Whether you’ve been planning for a while or are newly engaged, this is a beautiful and empowering thing to do together! Even when you hire your day wedding planner, you can still be involved in your wedding coordination ideas. You can create the wedding you always dreamed of!

How to Set Your Wedding Goals For Success

Preparing your vows is the easy part. The technical part is where you become a pro overnight.

“A marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb.

 It isn’t something you get.

 It’s the way you love your partner every day.” —Barbara De Angelis

1. Set and Stick to Your Wedding Budget 

Your budget is the driving factor for almost all your wedding-related decisions, so it should be the first thing to be considered. When it comes to budgeting, you need to create a reality checklist as several couples don’t realize the range of costs involved. As soon as you can make an estimate, stick to it. 

Learn more: How to create your wedding budget 

2. Create a List of Wedding Priorities

You will want to sit down with your partner to determine the key aspects of your wedding. This talk should come early on, and in a relaxed state, so you both can determine what’s really important and what can be let go of. It helps stay within budget.

Learn more: What to consider when planning

3. Construct a Master Checklist 

To avoid walking on eggshells, you’ll need a master wedding-planning checklist to remain on track at all times. A DIY wedding can be overwhelming, which is why you’ll need to have a well-planned checklist to help you handle each task like a pro. This is usually where your day wedding planner comes in, unless you’re completely sure of every detail in your wedding ideas.

4. Pick Your Bridal Style 

You don’t want to wait till you meet with vendors before picking a bridal style. So, to have a good sense and inspiration of the wedding style you want, you can check out more Pinterest boards, Instagram posts, wedding magazines, or K’Mich Wedding Soiree. 

Learn more: These 9 Valuable Tips will make your bridesmaids

5. Think About Seasons and Dates 

At the initial stage of planning, you’ll have to choose more than one ideal date to see how they fit into the larger picture (the entire plan). While your wedding date and season determine a lot of factors, it is important to create options to remain flexible until the planning gains enough support. Halfway through the planning, you’ll get to realize how various factors could interfere with the wedding date.

Learn more: Wedding Dates to Avoid 

6. Research Venue Options 

Ensure to investigate venue prices, possible restrictions, and packages. That is a very crucial step before you sign any contract to use a place. Your wedding venue determines the number of guests you can have, among other things. And even if you’ve found a great venue, you should keep looking to create more options.

7. Work on Your Guest List

The number of guests you can have at your wedding will depend both on your budget and venue. You need to have this discussion with your sweetheart and a few family members to create a guest list. Since the guest list will surely affect your spending, you might need to trim it down. 

Learn more: Creating that Guest List Made Easy 

8. Get More Hands 

Always remember that you have amazing people around you that’ll frown at leaving them out of the planning. Aside from your soon-to-be life partner, you can get help from family members, friends, and your bridal party. Delegating tasks makes everything easier and more organized!

Final thoughts

While you’re determined to make your wedding breathtaking and memorable, it’s the sweet-trembling feeling and the smile on the face of your love that you’ll always hold dear. So, while you put in the good work, take occasional breaks and enjoy the planning with your partner, because that too is where the wedding began!  You can handover some of the partial wedding planning to your day wedding planner while you take a rest. 

“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary 

life, love gives us a fairy tale.” —Unknown

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