There are some things you simply need when planning your wedding. A significant other is the main thing! However, there are many more that you may not immediately be aware of when you get engaged.
A great girl crew
I chose just one of my friends to be my bridesmaid, as we’re having a smaller wedding. However, my other friends have stepped with offers to help and are currently in the stages of planning a huge hen do!
Your gals aren’t just the people that will be with you on the big day. In fact, they are the ones that can support you all the way through the planning process, as well. From choosing your wedding dress to helping you DIY your decor to save some money.
Of course, that means you really need to choose your maids wisely. Additionally, being very clear about how much of an involvement you want them to have in the preparation stages right at the beginning, can be a good idea. That way, they won’t be shocked when you ask them to take over some of the wedding or hen do responsibilities.
Some professional input
Another thing that you cannot do without when planning a wedding is a little professional help. In fact, you might find that people involved in weddings for a living will have a much better grasp of what you need for your special day. Whether it concerns your flowers, dress, or your photos.
There are also luxury party planners out there that make it their business to organise weddings too. Our wedding planner has been so helpful and has brought up things to think about that I’d not even considered. In addition, it’s nice to have someone to simply take the pressure off and take the reins; you don’t want to be so frazzled by doing everything yourself that you can enjoy it when it comes around!
Great communication skills
Being able to communicate what you need to your loved ones, wedding planner, and vendors is essential when planning a wedding. Unfortunately, not everybody is naturally skilled at communication. Although even if you are more of an introvert, finding a line of communication that works best for you can be very helpful.
For example, some people do much better over the telephone, while others prefer email. In fact, in this modern world where everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, communicating with those that have a role in your wedding electronically is probably the smartest option.
I find that writing a good email, whether it’s to my wedding planner or photographers, bullet pointing each concern or area for discussion really helps to make sure everyone is on the same page.
A bit of time out
Sometimes, things can get just that little bit too overwhelming when planning your big day, especially if you have taken on the majority of the responsibility for getting it right. To that end, taking a step back and chilling out with your girls is usually the best approach.
Trust me, the wedding anxiety can get all too real, sometimes!
In fact, if all the stationery samples are starting to look like the same colour, it’s time to crack open that wedding planning wine and get the girls over. You can get everything off your chest, and should be as right as rain in no time!