Hey everyone, hope your 2019 is off to a great start! As you know, we love weddings; so much so we’ve made a profession out of them :) And as much as we enjoy a great wedding and seeing two people who love each other get out there and tie the knot, one thing that fails to surprise us is how unprepared many couples are for planning out their big day. It’s a real bummer to see this suck the fun out of such a momentous occasion.
*cue superhero music* But that’s where we come in! Our objective here today is to provide an outline for you to follow so that you can avoid the pitfalls of exactly what we’ve seen so many couples run into.
So--here we go, some quick pointers to ease the process leading up to your special celebration:
Enjoy the process and don’t forget to have fun—dream it big, then plan out the concrete details: the food, the decor, the music, etc.
Build a good team around you -- people who you trust and can be confident in their decision making and ability to follow through with responsibilities.
Make a solid, realistic and dependable financial plan/budget.
Choose dates and venues that will make you and your partner both happy and represent the feeling you want to achieve for your special event.
Find inspiration! I can’t express how important it is to step away from the nuts and bolts of the hard party planning.
Make a guest list and send out invites.
Open up wedding registries at your favorite places and start a website for the wedding. Include fun components like a countdown to the big date...also incorporate functional tools like a wedding event calendar...maybe even an interactive trivia game testing your guests in their knowledge of you and your partner!
Plan lead up events...rehearsals, dinners, etc.
Get a group of your best dressed friends together, order a pizza or a bunch of thai and plan out out the best wedding outfits ever.
Schedule honeymoon ;)
Get Marriage License.
Hire us (Our Wedding Story) to capture your wedding story in full glory.
Remember to have fun and enjoy your wedding :)
Annnnd there it is! This may seem like a lot right now but trust us--follow this guide and it’s certain to ease the process and relax the tension around the preparation and execution for your big day. Reach out and let us know if you have any questions!