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Wedding Tips From our Brides That Will Help You Plan a Memorable Celebration

You’re engaged! And, of course, the first thing you want to do is start planning your wedding. But where do you even begin? There are so many details to think about and so many decisions to make. Our brides have been through it all and they’ve shared their best tips with us to help make your wedding planning process as smooth as possible.

  1. Give yourselves time to relax and bond with your spouse-to-be before the wedding day.
  2. Don’t wait until the last minute to book vendors or set a budget- do it as soon as you’re engaged!
  3. Plan ahead for out-of-town guests by booking hotel rooms well in advance and providing welcome bags with local recommendations.
  4. Work with a wedding planner to take some of the stress off of you and ensure that everything runs smoothly on the big day.
  5. Delegate tasks to your maid of honor, best man, and other close friends or family members to help them feel involved in the planning process.
  6. Choose a venue that fits your style and budget, and book it early!
  7. Plan your menu carefully, taking into consideration any dietary restrictions or food allergies that your guests may have.
  8. Find a photographer who you click with and who will be able to capture the feeling of your day perfectly.
  9. Don’t forget to schedule time for hair and makeup trials before the big day!
  10. Pick out your dream dress early on, but don’t purchase it until you’re absolutely sure it’s the one.
  11. Start working on your guest list as soon as possible- it’s bound to get longer as time goes on!
  12. Give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect bridal party attire- use Pinterest for inspiration!
  13. Create a wedding website or blog where you can share important details with guests and update them on your progress leading up to the big day.
  14. Start thinking about music for your ceremony and reception early on- it’s one of the most important aspects of setting the tone for your day!
  15. Plan an unforgettable bachelor/bachelorette party that both you and your spouse will enjoy.
  16. Have a backup plan for inclement weather if you’re getting married outdoors.
  17. Address save-the-dates and invitations promptly so that your guests have plenty of time to make travel arrangements
  18. Make sure you take care of yourself leading up to the wedding by eating healthy meals, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep!
  19. Assemble emergency kits for both the bride and groom containing items like tissues, mints, pain relievers, etc..
  20. Plan ahead for transportation needs on both the days leading up to the wedding as well as the big day itself
  21. Don’t forget about thank-you cards! Have them addressed and ready to go so that you can send them out as soon as possible after the wedding
  22. Purchase wedding insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances
  23. Keep an open mind during fittings and choose bridal party attire that makes everyone feel comfortable
  24. Figure out how you want to handle gifts before the wedding so that there’s no confusion on the big day
  25. Plan activities for kids if you have many young guests attending
  26. Set up a “bridal suite” at the reception venue where you can go to relax, touch up your makeup, etc..
  27. Choose a florist who understands your vision and can work within your budget
  28. Make sure all important documents (marriage license, passports, etc.) are in order well ahead of time
  29. Have a detailed timeline for both vendor arrivals and set up as well as key moments during the ceremony & reception
  30. Remember to take breaks throughout the planning process and savor this special time in your lives! Congratulations on taking this next step together!

We hope these tips help you as you begin planning your own unforgettable celebration!

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