I just happen to browse the things you have to do and don’ts of your wedding preparation. Here they are:
- Establish a timeline. Set target dates to accomplish specific tasks as you would any large work project. If you give yourself plenty of time to prepare you will avoid feeling stressed.
- Have a budget. Establish a realistic budget and stick to it.
- Get everything in writing. People forget, prices change.
- Consult your partner on the major decisions. It’s his or her day too!
- Stay Organized. Maintain a wedding binder, use dividers, keep track of all expenses. Hold on to all contracts, written material and receipts. You’ll feel more in control and worry less.
- Keep track of all appointments. Be polite. If you can’t make it or decide against that vendor, be sure to give them a courtesy call so they are not waiting on you
- Delegate. Give tasks to trusty friends and family and trust them to take care of it. If you can afford a wedding coordinator, use one.
- Stay flexible. The little things won’t matter years from now.
- Have fun. The planning is done. The day is here. Now kick back and enjoy this special day with your family and friends !
- Procrastinate. Give yourself small tasks to accomplish and get them done.
- Be a perfectionist. There are sure to be some things along the way that don’t go as expected …if you accept that, then you won’t be as bothered about them.
- Rush. Select vendors carefully and ask for references. Get your agreements in writing and do reminder calls.
- Go for the cheapest. You get what you pay for.
- Hire the first professional you meet. Check out several for comparison
- Invite everyone you know unless you know you can afford it. Weddings can get expensive.
- Spend all your time greeting guests. Tell them to meet you on the dance floor. You can talk and dance there!
When I went to a photo studio today to inquire I felt some butterflies in my stomach and it sounded like growl… How do you like that? [Ugh] I know I am getting anxious of everything whether my big day will turn out good. Excited as well, because we will finally tie a knot. Actually, I am not preparing a very extravagant wedding here. I am just not expert on preparations of any occasions like this, well only a small birthday party of my daughter. I never even attended to wedding parties before except recently. But anyway, as Terry always said, “Hon, we will work things out so there’s no reason to get so tense”. I am just so lucky that I have always Terry’s support, that whenever I got panicked, I have his hand tapping on my shoulder saying “It will be alright”.