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10 Tips for a DIY Planner Bride

BY Twinkle | 03 Dec, 2019 | 1185 views | 4 min read

Planning the perfect wedding can be very exhausting and overwhelming. The kind of deliberation that goes into deciding whether to tie knots with someone or not is essentially the same when it comes to planning one. In fact it takes way more courage and proper planning to execute a grand, dreamy wedding. When such time consuming work is involved, your first instinct is to hire a professional who is well equipped with wedding affairs. However, the happiness that one accrues from planning their own wedding is beyond compare.

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You will also be saving on a lot of money and instead investing that money into your wedding. This demands keeping track of things, meeting endless deadlines and stressing over things until the last second of the wedding. The secret is to take things as they come, one by one. From deciding the budget to guest lists to the finale of your wedding, we bring you 10 vital tricks to carefully plan your special day with the help your family and friends, have a look:

  1. Wedding Budget: Let’s talk numbers

The budget is the basis on which your entire marriage celebration will be built on. Talk to your family members willing to contribute, your spouse’s family to establish the upper and lower limits of your budget. Take a hard look at your finances, consider all the expenses you will have to incur and decide the number. Always keep a cushion budget for all unexpected overhead expenses. Once you have the numbers, the journey shall be smooth thereafter.

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  1. Make a check list, preference-wise

The pillars of very successful wedding is food, drinks and the music. These things need to be determined to go on with planning. Prioritize your wants, which aspect are you willing to spend more, which one will be comprised? Keep the checklist within your budget.

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  1. Explore ideas and themes

In a world full of options, it becomes highly impossible to land at one. Therefore, explore and get inspiration from everywhere you can. Your friends can help you with this, Instagram, Pinterest, and @WedMeGood can expand your search and help you find the idea that makes you feel like this is IT.

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  1. Share the burden

It is not on you to take all the wedding stress alone, let your spouse work with you as a team. This will not only help with the planning but also make you amazing life partners.

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  1. Stick to your idea

Even if you feel skeptical about your idea while its initial execution, do not give into that feeling. Stick to your direction and keep going on with it.

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  1. Maintain a wedding notepad

Since you hired yourself for this job, keeping track of things via a wedding book will ease things for you immensely.

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  1. Arrange things in order

Organise your planning into well-constructed worksheets, spreadsheets and checklists. Apps and programs also exist to assist you at this stage.

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  1. Master checklist

There should be one broad checklist to keep track of important categories of things. Break down by months, weeks, and day to ensure that your wedding planning is in place.

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  1. Keep calm

Think before you decide for an expensive food stall, for instance. Weigh your options and make an informed decision. Don't forget to be a bridechilla and let go of all the zilla. 

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  1. Pick your season

Do you want a spring themed wedding or a winter wedding or a romantic destination wedding? Consider the factors that will help you arrive at a set of dates for your wedding extravaganza!

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