WEDDING PLANNING ADVICE
Wedding Planning Advice for Brides-to-Be
Every bride-to-be wants a unique and memorable wedding, an event that combines style and novelty in memorable ways in eye-popping places. But every wedding is a whirlwind of detail and planning, and most brides end up settling for a compromise between logistics and vision (and cost, of course). If you intend to get married on a mountaintop or in a hot air balloon, it means you’ll have heaps of planning to do. Celebrating your matrimonial vows in an unusual location will require you to start planning as soon as possible if you want to get the wedding you’ve always dreamed about. Here are some great tips from Annabelle's Cookies and More on how to get it all done.
Schedule it out
Once you’ve picked a date for your wedding, set up a timetable so that you’ll stay on track with major milestones, like hiring your photographer, selecting a caterer, deciding on a band or DJ, putting together your guest list, choosing bridesmaids, and, of course, ordering the perfect wedding cake from Annabelle's. Make sure you stick to your timetable and reward yourself with a little shopping or a night out every time you check off another milestone. A wedding should be fun; there’s no reason that planning one shouldn’t be fun, too!
Use the internet
The fun of planning a wedding is trying out new ideas and leaving your own personal mark on a memorable experience. The internet is an abundant source of awesome ideas for everything from invitations to ideas for videography. Pinterest and HGTV.com are great sources of information for anyone who’s planning a wedding.
If you’re going to get married in an offbeat location, consider a really picturesque place, something that’ll make for spectacular wedding photos and videos. The internet can help you here as well, making it much easier to find beautiful places in your part of the country.
Share the load
An extraordinary wedding is an awful lot of work. As the bride-to-be, you’re the go-to person for everything related to the wedding. That’s a lot of pressure for one person, and more than one bride has succumbed to it. Why not bring your bridesmaids into the fold and farm out some of your workload to them? It’s a great way to get everyone on board and share in the fun.
Traditionally, bridesmaids take the lead in planning that isn’t directly related to the wedding, such as the bachelorette party. See if there are other things your friends (after all, these are your best friends) can help you with. More than likely, they will be delighted to contribute to your special day.
If all else fails, change tactics
If the stress of planning a destination wedding becomes too much, it may be best to scrap the idea. More people these days are getting married in their own backyards, and for good reason. The money saved by not renting out a venue can be put toward a spectacular wedding cake or other wedding details, or even into home upgrades that will make the property more accommodating for the wedding. Plus, these improvements have great ROI since they’ll ultimately boost a home’s appraisal value, so that’s essentially an investment into your future. Whether you opt for your own yard or a public park, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by trying to plan a grand event, consider scaling it down.
Getting married in an off-the-beaten-path location is a fun way to get hitched, for you and your guests as well. If you’re looking to do something truly remarkable, begin planning as soon as possible, and try to find someone close to you to bounce ideas off and help with all the planning and legwork.
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