Hey guys! So wedding season is here! I actually have two of my really good friends engaged right now. I’ve been sharing a lot of useful tips with them. Experiences that I had while planning – the good, and the bad. There’s so much I wish I had known back when I was planning my wedding.
I want to provide the newly engaged or almost married couples with some helpful wedding planning tips to make your special day a little less stressful. I teamed up with the company It Takes Two to Say I Do for this wedding planning post!
1. Book your venue early –
I can’t stress this enough. The best venues go quick. Lots of couples get married from April – October, and there are a limited number of ideal locations. My top choice for the wedding venue was booked solid two years out! I was initially disappointed but in the end, everything thankfully worked out! I was able to find a venue that could accommodate my guests, meet my budget, and still be very beautiful.
2. Figure out your budget –
Plan your dream wedding but don’t break the bank. I envisioned what I wanted my wedding to look like. I then started a wedding Pinterest board to help my vision come to life. I found that I was still able to remain within budget by getting price quotes from multiple vendors. I also compromised in some areas to get what I wanted in others. For example, I chose chair covers instead of fancy chairs so I could purchase my top choice of florals and draping instead.
Getting multiple price quotes from various vendors occupied a lot of time and energy. You may want to consider the help of a company like It takes 2 to say I do. They can find what you’re looking for at the best price because they have years of experience working with all the vendors in the area.
Balancing the budget can truly be the most stressful part of the wedding. It’s definitely possible though. Remember to take a deep breath to relax and keep in mind the day is about the two of you.
3. Get a 3-ring binder to stay organized
This helped me so much! I created sections for: reception, ceremony, DJ, photographer, etc. I even kept samples of the linen, bridesmaids dresses, and tie in the binder. I also had a timeline sheet that kept me right on track for the wedding. Feel free to download this one here! I used the binder throughout the wedding planning process.
4. Hire a Wedding coordinator
Consider this option if your budget allows. A coordinator can offer suggestions on where to find the best DJs, linens, and even photographers. The wedding coordinator will help decorate. Tell the vendors where to set up when they get to the venue. The coordinator will gather everyone for pictures. Tell the DJ when to play your song. The list goes on. If cost is an issue, remember that It takes 2 to say I do can offer many of the things of a wedding coordinator, at much less the cost.
5. Order a subscription box from: It Takes Two To Say I Do
I really wish I knew about this subscription service before I tied the knot. The subscription box includes handpicked items that coordinate with your wedding timeline. The box can include wedding invite samples, table linen samples, items you’ll need for your bachelorette party that are shipped directly to your front door. Everything you’ll need to plan your dream wedding is right in the box!
To order a subscription box head over to their site here. Otherwise, HAPPY WEDDING PLANNING!