What if I told you most people plan weddings in the wrong order? So often brides consider the details, but you’re smart, so that’s why you’re here.
When planning a wedding, the dress isn’t the most important part. Forget about the hair, makeup, tanning spray, booking a trainer at the gym, and finding a dance routine on YouTube that’s going to knock everyone’s socks off.
Even the date itself isn’t what you should worry about in the beginning. Yes, it’s important, but let me tell you what you should take care of first, and then you can get back to choosing color palettes and choosing who should be your maid of honor.
Your first priority should be the wedding venue.
If you have your heart set on a particular location, you need to make sure it’s available for various dates. Don’t commit to anything yet. Just find out available dates. It’s okay to tell them you need to confirm with your photographer first.
Yes, who takes your pictures is next.
Your photographer is a crucial part of your wedding. Getting fantastic, professional photos is a given. When choosing your photographer, ask to look at his or her most recent wedding, and make sure you have access to the entire wedding from beginning to end.
Now, once you’ve seen the work and approve, consider this person’s personality. Is he or she organized, calm, leads well, and able to adapt to stressful situations? Similar to the wedding planner, a good photographer will keep your wedding on track and will do It in a such a way that it seems effortless, even if there are a million things going awry that day.
In case no one has told you, nothing goes perfectly on the day of the wedding. Everyone else’s job is to make sure you and the groom are unaware of this.
So, once you choose your photographer, he or she will give you available dates, and then you can go back to the venue and hopefully find a date that works for all parties concerned. It’s best to book the venue and photographer as far in advance as possible, a year or more is best.
Once those two things are done, you can breathe a bit easier because now you have the date, the location, and the person to capture your priceless memories.
Now you can get back to dealing with the details, especially if the venue you’ve chosen doesn’t provide the linens and such. If this is the case, check out a rental company, such as http://www.bluebendphotography.com/2016/04/wedding-vendor-spotlight-classic-event-rental/.
Here you’ll get help on your color schemes and the overall theme and look for your wedding. With so many choices, don’t get overwhelmed. The sales team members will do their best to help your dreams become a reality. Even if you’re hiring a wedding planner, it’s good to be a part of the process.
Once you’ve paid your deposits for the venue and photographer, go ahead and send “save the date” announcements.
Then you can choose your attendants, start your workout regimen, and all the other fun things.
While taking care of these details, try to include the groom as much as possible. If you start getting stressed out, remember to take a step back and remember that this is your wedding. Do what you want and disregard everyone else’s opinions. Let your fiancé support you because he wants whatever makes you happy, but also listen to his opinions on things. Sometimes having a fresh perspective gives the perfect solution to the problem.
In the end, remember that perfection is overrated, and every bride is beautiful on her wedding day. Just do the best you can and take care of you.