Planning your wedding can be hard! You may not know where to start, or even what needs to be done! There's so many issues that need to be sorted, like wedding photographers, wedding videographers, entertainment( i.e. wedding DJs, live band or wedding singer), party limousines, wedding caterers, seating arrangements, bridal and brides maid gowns, the groom's tuxedo, wedding cake, wedding invitations, booking the church or wedding ceremony, renting a reception hall, the wedding accessories and the wedding gift registry, not to mention the wedding decorations and a whole other list of things that you haven't even thought about! Guests may have food allergies, people may not be able to make it on the date you chose, the reception may be too far from the church, the wedding photo shoot may have been planned on a day with rain, and so many other issues that you yourself don't want to deal with while you are preparing for an already nerve-racking event in your life!
Here are some tips to keep you head on your wedding day:
Get a notebook or planner. Not everyone needs a notebook planner, but we all need to have something to jot down
spontaneous ideas or wedding staff contact numbers, throughout the day for your wedding. If you want to use a notebook planner, choose wisely. They are not all equal in quality, regardless of how much you may pay for them. Opt for one that is small enough to carry with you at all times, has tab dividers, and includes all the sections you want. If you're using a notebook or pad, use the front portion to take notes, the back for all your phone numbers, and the middle section for secret ideas for your wedding.
Create a file box
Using regular file folders or pocket folders, label ones for "gowns"(bridal and bridesmaid),"entertainment"(wedding DJs, singers, live bands, belly dancers, etc.) "favours"(champagne buckets and matching accessories) "bouquets"(all the floral arrangements for your wedding) and so on. As you browse through bridal magazines, tear out inspiring pictures and use the files to help you clarify your thoughts. A collapsible file folder will work equally
well for your wedding planning needs.
Prioritize your desires
Every bride stresses over something. Find out what is most important to you and make a list of your top priorities. Are you the kind of person that worries more about the gown, or about the guests having a good time on the dance floor? Your list of priorities will help to keep yourself in line and on schedule for your wedding. You may have to
make some adjustments for your wedding desires.
See the big picture
Designate a large wall calendar for all wedding related appointments and dates. Use sticky notes small enough to fit each day to post into the appropriate dates. This way, if things need to be changed, it's just a matter of peeling and re-sticking. The calendar appears cleaner and less messy and much easier to handle for your Ajax wedding. You can even color code your sticky notes (e.g. all bills in red, appts in blue). 30 minutes a day. That's all you need to do your wedding planning, even if you don't think there's anything to do. Take time to look through a few
magazines, search the internet, or gradually add people to your guest list. A little goes a long way, especially when you get a head start for your wedding. Little things, even a year in advance, can end up going a long way when planning your wedding.