Bride 101: Nine Need-To-Know Planning Tips For A Future Mrs

Bride 101: Nine Need-To-Know Planning Tips For A Future Mrs

You said "YES" and your wedding date is set. It’s time to start planning the most special day of your life.

Wedding planning can be stressful but it doesn't have to be that way. Here’re are planning tips every bride-to-be should know before she takes on the task.

1. Expect An Adventurous Ride

Wedding planning rarely goes as smooth as you’d like. Some disagreements, frustrations, compromises, delays and unexpected twists are inevitable.

Don’t go into a frenzy when doesn’t go your way. Your family and friends are there to help you get through these challenges. Relax, keep an open mind and you’ll have fun planning your wedding!

2. Involve Your Future Husband In The Planning Process

Usually, brides are much more involved in planning a wedding than grooms. However, that doesn’t mean you should alienate your fiancé from having any input. Share your ideas with him and make some decisions together.

3. Play Nice With Your Supporting Cast

Your family and close friends will go out of their way to help you plan your wedding and make sure things are going smooth. Don’t take that support for granted. Being overly demanding is a surefire way to lose your supporting cast.

4. Set a Budget

A good budget takes research so find out how much things costs before you start making a budget. Meet with vendors and get quotes. Then look at your available funds and start allocating them based on the importance of each wedding element (catering, outfits, entertainment, etc.).

The purpose of a budget is to guide you. It will prevent you from spending your available funds on things that don’t matter.

5. Stay True To Your Vision

You’ve selected a specific theme for your wedding, narrowed down venues and lehenga designs that fit your vision, and have set a good budget to pay for it all.

However, you decide to start from scratch because you changed your mind after attending a wedding last weekend. Not sticking to your vision will only cause more stress and frustrate your supporting cast.

6. Seek Help From The Professionals

Top Indian wedding vendors don’t just sell their products and services but also provide guidance.

Ask the photographer for best photography locations, show your outfits and jewelry to a makeup artist so she can advise on the best look, and work with an outfit expert to bring your lehenga vision to life.

7. Important Tasks Are Not For The Last Minute

Not having enough time for alterations or the makeup artist showing up at the wrong location will definitely cause a panic attack.

That’s why things like getting a marriage license, confirming logistics with vendors, final dress fittings, food tasting, and other important tasks should NOT be left on your last minute to-do list.

8. Hire A Wedding Planner If It Fits Your Budget

A qualified wedding planner can help you save a lot of time, energy, and even money by doing all the heavy lifting for you. Hiring a wedding planner will allow you to focus on tasks you enjoy like lehenga and jewelry shopping, which makes wedding planning more fun and less stressful.

Not convinced yet? Here’s 5 reasons why you should hire a wedding planner.

9. Lastly, Enjoy the Journey!

You’re celebrating of a new chapter in your life. Savor every moment and create as many happy memories as possible. Moments like these don’t come around often.