1. Keep Track of Who to Thank.
Planning a wedding is a long process that usually involves the help of multiple people, both in small and big ways.
Whether it’s a friend helping you address your invites, or your parents contributing to a chunk of the expenses – it all matters.
It’s important to keep track of everyone who helped you along the way to be able to thank them in your speech at the wedding and for thank you cards after the big day.
2. Smell the Flowers.
It can be easy to get caught up in the wedding planning mindset at all times, but it is really important to make sure to still make time for things outside of wedding planning.
Make time for friends and family to just spend time together and not worry about the wedding details. Plan date nights with your fiancé so you can remember to enjoy each other in this exciting time.
3. Listen to Yourself.
Everyone has an opinion, but yours (and your fiancé’s) are the only ones that truly matter. Don’t be afraid to say no (within reason). If you have established your budget and vision, don’t let others make you feel like you need to change course in the middle of planning.
However, don’t sweat the small stuff – if your mom wants to pay to have cookies as an additional dessert at the reception it’s not hurting anyone, let her!
4. PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BUDGET!
I really can’t stress this enough. Establish your budget with your fiancé and any family that may be contributing right out of the gate and don’t waver from it.
It is so easy along the way to forget about your budget when making small decisions such as which chair to rent (the difference between rentals by $0.50 per chair at a 100-person wedding adds up and that money saved could be better spent in other ways).
5. Keep in Mind What’s Really Important.
At the end of the day, all that matters is that you’re marrying the person of your dreams! All of the tiny details in the lead up that cause you stress won’t matter after the big day, so try to keep things in perspective.
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