Congratulations to all of the newly engaged! You’re getting married! We are here to let you know that the big day doesn’t have to be stressful. Keep your thoughts straight, your wedding vision in mind, and follow your initial instinct. First things first: take some time to clear your mind and focus on your dream day… the colors, the sounds, the smells, the people, the food. What are your priorities? What mood do you want to set? Perhaps it’s a large affair or more intimate. Are you leaning towards sparkles or burlap? Limit this list to several sentences and refer back to this constantly throughout the planning process. Brides tend to loose focus as they meet with their vendors and spend time looking through wedding blogs and magazines.
The next step is securing your vendors. These include: the venue, your coordinator, your photographer and videographer, your DJ or band, your caterer, your florist, and booking the rental company. Once these are booked and contracts are signed you can begin focusing on the details. Each vendor can offer specific advice and experience to help guide you through major decisions. Your florist will introduce elements of design and color options, your band will help you with audio and lighting decisions. The wedding coordinator will take your hand and make sure you are staying on track throughout the whole process.
The key is to stay calm. Do a bit everyday. By staying on top of your tasks at hand you can eliminate stress. The planning process is supposed to be fun and exciting and we are here to help!
Image 1 courtesy of Lynne Brubaker, Image 3-8 courtesy of Jen Fariello, Image 9 and 10 courtesy of Holland Photo Arts.