Essential Wedding Planning Tips That'll Save You A Lot Of Trouble!
BY Apoorva | 10 Oct, 2019 | 679 views | 4 min read
Wedding Planning is more than picking out inspirational pictures and checking out lehengas. It entails a huge amount of planning, scheduling, juggling and of course, hard work. But it’s not all that boring as it sounds. All this leads up to your very special day, making it a fun ride. So why not make this fun ride even simpler? Bookmark these quick and essential wedding planning tips that will save you a lot of trouble while planning your big day. You will thank us for sure!
Image via Gautam Khullar Photography
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement once the proposal or the family talks happen. Instead of diving in head first, take a breath and gather your thoughts. You will save yourself the trouble of taking any hasty decisions in a hurry!
Be Clear On The Budget
Gone are the days where only one side of the family footed the entire bill. These days everyone, including the couple pools in to finance the wedding celebrations. But it is essential that everyone is on the same page about budgets. So once the excitement has settled, have a family meeting where you can decide and mutually agree upon the budget and who will pay for what.
Always check if the date you are looking for falls on any public holiday, elections, dry-day or anything that will cause you any trouble. Most of these days are announced well in advance so you can check it out before booking the venue!
Image via Mangotree Photography
Think From Your Guests’ Perspective
One of the biggest mistakes while planning a wedding is planning it from your sole perspective. Think like a guest on how they will experience the wedding and then plan it accordingly. When you see everything from a guest's perspective, all of the choices you make for your day will be memorable ones.
Use Your Credit Card
Take advantage of the high cost of weddings and sign up for a credit card with a rewards program. Whether it gives you airline miles or great shopping deals, consolidating all wedding-related purchases to this card will help you accumulate thousands of rewards points (which could be used for your honeymoon).
Think Before DIY
DIY details are great, but your guests are at your wedding for a few hours. Sometimes it's not worth it to put in the work for DIY projects that will go unnoticed, even if you're the creative type. So before going all DIY, think of the hours and efforts that you will put in vs. the money saved.
Create Your Wedding Email
Set up a separate shared email address and even phone number if possible for you and your fiancé to use for all wedding-related things. This way your wedding will remain out of your work inbox and you can peacefully plan a wedding!
Image via Pooja and Tarush's Real Wedding
Set Aside Backup Budget
Always keep 5-10% of your budget for unknown circumstances. This is your emergency fund which will be used only if there is a crisis. This will help you to stay in budget even if things aren’t right!
Write Down Your Digits
How do you contact your photographer or makeup artists if your phone dies on you one day prior to the wedding? Keep an emergency contact excel sheet or an extra phone with your vendor contacts that you can use in case of emergency. And always always share this list with someone else – like your sister or BFF – if you can’t access it.
Say No To The Pressure
We understand that pretty weddings look amazing but that doesn’t mean that it’s a competition. If you don’t have the patience or time to create the ‘perfect’ wedding, let it go. Enjoying yourself with your partner on your wedding day should be your priority, not what font went on your invitation.