No More Bridezilla

Planning your wedding can be stressful. Trying to balance your vision of the wedding with those of your family and the groom’s family can bring out the worst bridezillas. A bride has a lot to do, think about and plan for this momentous occasion. Here are a couple of tips to help keep the stress down during wedding planning. Make sure you start off with communicating with your soon to be husband so you are both on the same page. This will help with keeping stress to a minimum right off the bat.

Work on a budget. This is one of the most important days of your life and you want it to be perfect. There are ways to get what you want for your wedding but pay less. Make a reasonable budget for your wedding and stick to it. This is a great way to plan your wedding. It allows you to know exactly what you can spend on each aspect of your wedding. You will then have no regrets that you impulsively splurged on one item and made yourself short in another area. Check out websites for help with budget worksheets.

It is a huge time and stress saver to book your locations way in advance. The earlier you can book a place, the more chance you have of getting the date you want. Some popular locations will book up several years in advance. This is even more true if you plan your wedding for popular times like June and July. As soon as you have picked your date, book your church and reception hall.

One of the most important choices you will make for your wedding day will be booking a photographer. Photos will be the memories of your special day. Ensure that you choose a photographer that knows how to capture those candid moments. When you meet with your photographer, it is very important that you are clear about your expectations so that you will end up with the perfect photos of your event.

When it comes to wedding planning, it may seem as though everyone has an opinion on how things should be done. you may feel pressured to do something you don’t want to. Do not succumb to this pressure. It’s your day. you and the groom are the ones getting married and you have every right to stick to your guns. Feel free to ask someone to back off (politely). Thank them for the wedding suggestion and let them know that you’re going another route with the planning.

Remain organized. Try to stick to a schedule and get things done early so you aren’t leaving everything to the last minute and building your stress up even more. Delegate some tasks to the bridal party or parents. Things that don’t have to be done by the bride can be given to others to finish. You’ll be able to feel a little more relaxed if you have some help.

If you can, hire a wedding planner. A good wedding planner can really cut down on the level of stress. The coordinator will see to the photography, flowers, transportation, catering, wedding dress and videography so you don’t have to. As long are you are up front and let them know exactly how you envision your day, they can help you achieve your perfect day and let you feel more relaxed so you can enjoy the occasion.

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Planning I Do

Essentially, a Wedding Planner is a professional whose expertise and contacts can turn your wedding into a day of absolute perfection. He or she is the lynch pin for your event; the one who will locate the services and suppliers you require; who will negotiate contracts; mediate and manage the various companies involved in your day and ensure that everything runs smoothly.

The job of planning a wedding can take an unbelievable amount of time and effort that usually is tagged along with stress and pressure. With so much to do and sometimes little time to do it, hiring a professional is the way to go. Using their expert knowledge of the industry together with extensive databases and links to leading suppliers an established Wedding Planner will have the foundations on which to build a perfect wedding. They will give you unfettered access to every supplier in the country that fulfils your requirements. Unless otherwise instructed, their priorities lie solely with the couple, their wedding objectives and the all-important budget.

The very best Wedding Planners possess a diverse set of skills. They are extremely practical, versatile, knowledgeable and resourceful. It is their job to assist both the bride and groom in the run up to the Big Day. On the day itself, it is the Bride who is centre-stage, while the Wedding Planner works tirelessly in the background. During the planning process they will bear the brunt of the daily chores. They will design, plan, coordinate and manage the event from behind the scenes, giving couples valuable time to relax and enjoy their engagement and look forward to their dream wedding.

Here are just a few of the Bride’s jobs that are made easier with a Wedding Planner:

  • Manage parking problems, lighting emergency or any other issue that may arise on your wedding or engagement party day.
  • Manage various hired services like the caterers, decorators, musicians and singers, and the photographers. The planner will see that everything is arranged and in sync.
  • Make sure that guests at wedding and betrothed party are looked after well and treated special through favors.
  • Ensure that every little need of the Bride and Groom is fulfilled. The Bride and Groom have all that they want on the special day.
  • Provide unique and affordable ideas to make the wedding a memorable and successful event altogether.
  • Provide unique Bridesmaid, Ring Bearer and Groomsmen ideas which will make the Wedding Party all the more special.
  • Keeping track of the guest list and RSVPs and helping you organize the dreaded seat assignments.
  • A Planner may have links with other professional contractors, getting you a discounted or lower rate on services (i.e. car hire, DJ, caterers, etc.).

Planning your wedding is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable time in your life. However, in most cases anxiety and stress tend to overwhelm us with everything that needs to be done, along with our everyday responsibilities. A good Wedding Planner can help you plan so you can enjoy your dream wedding relaxed and stress free.

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