Winter holidays, Valentine’s Day, the New Year, the start of Spring; engagements are in the air. The question was asked, you said yes; now the wedding planning craziness begins! Here are a few do’s and don’t for the 2017 wedding season.
DO plan a practical wedding.
Clear your mind of past weddings you have attended, and what loved ones expect of you. What do you and your hubby want? Before committing to any vendor, theme or flavor cake; create a budget, do your research and always have a vendor back up plan!
DON’T plan your wedding around others’ availability.
Of course you want to make sure particular immediate family members are able to attend (parents, siblings, children), but don’t stress over any calendar but your own. You can not plan your calendar around the calendars of your friends and distant relatives. Once your perfect day has been decided; it’s not your responsibility to make sure it’s your guests perfect day too.
DO create a theme, and stick to it.
Creating a color scheme, or a wedding theme is a good way to stay on track. Once you start shopping vendors, flowers, and decor, everything will look perfect! Make sure you stick to your theme to keep all decor flowing elegantly.
DON’T be cheap.
DIY projects are super fun, but also super dangerous. Too much time and money can’t be spent in a project that turns out plain ugly. It’s okay to admit that you can’t do everything (and you’re not that creative), and pay someone to do it for you!
DO ask for help.
When someone graciously offers to help, come up with some very specific detail they're well-equipped to handle. You know them, and their abilities, so plan accordingly.
DON’T waste too much money on party favors.
Party favors are a great way to thank guests for attending your wedding. We recommend talking to your caterer about creating light desserts individually wrapped to pass out after your reception. This is a fun, and inexpensive, gesture to say thank you!
DO HAVE FUN.
It’s your party; you can cry laugh, and dance if you want to! And remember, as long as you're married at the end of the night, your wedding was a success.