Are you a newly engaged bride/groom-to-be? Congratulations! Engagement is one of the most exciting stages in life, but it can also become stressful quickly, if you let yourself get overwhelmed by everything that goes into planning a wedding. Keep yourself on track by following our ultimate wedding planning checklist, which will show you everything you need to know for your journey from fiance to husband or wife.
Pick the date and venue
Picking the date and location is the first step to planning a wedding. Brainstorm ideas based on where and when you would like to have the wedding. Decide what’s most important to you, as you may have to compromise on the date for the perfect wedding venue. Book everything as soon as possible, as venues tend to book up quickly.
Ask people to be part of your wedding party
A popular wedding planning trend right now is formally asking your closest friends and family to be part of your wedding party. Some of these invitations are almost as elaborate as the actual proposal! It’s a lot of fun to go all out, but you can also stick to something simple like handing out a cute card or giving them a small gift with their new job title on it.
Get connected with your wedding party and guests
Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to stay connected with your wedding party and guests thanks to social media, making Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages just for your wedding, which gives you an easy way to quickly relay information to everyone involved.
Make a wedding planning calendar
It doesn’t matter if your wedding is over a year away, or just around the corner, as there are always important things you and your fiance need to be working on to get ready. Create a special calendar (digital or paper) that lists important dates and deadlines for your upcoming nuptials. Visit wedding websites like The Knot for planning advice and timelines.
Find a wedding planner
Want to know one of the top causes of wedding planning stress? Too many brides and grooms try to take on too much responsibility themselves. You need help from a wedding planner who is experienced in making sure everything goes just right. Meet with a few planners and hire the one that “clicks” with you. You’ll be thankful for them throughout the wedding planning process and on your big day.
Another post from The Centre you might enjoy is “You’re Engaged! Let’s Celebrate.”
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