Tips from a Wedding Planner - 25 Wedding Planning Tips

November 13, 2017

Planning a wedding is a lot to take on especially since you still have your work and life to keep organized. Over the years, we have come up with a few wedding planning tips that will help you as you start your wedding planning process. It's a short and easy list to print out and stick somewhere to help you keep focused and reminded what it is all about.

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1. Make a budget and stick to it, but for real!
2. Be prepared for unexpected fees and expenses the last month of your wedding planning.
3. Don't be afraid of different.
4. Find a way that works for you to keep everything organized.

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5. Don't get too into the weeds of it all, don't forget to come up for air.
6. Find someone to be your day of wedding coordinator. Not Family.
7. Find a theme and stick with it.
8. Ask for help! Two set of eyes is always better than one.
9. Be an educated buyer.
10. Get a quote from more than one vendor in each category.

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11. Make the big decisions quickly, don't procrastinate, then you can rest a bit.
12. Make decisions as a couple.
13. Keep the day to set-up simple.
14. Avoid leaving for your honeymoon the morning after your wedding.
15. When you start planning, start working on the most critical vendors first so you can ensure budget for what matters most.
16. Don't DIY more than you can execute.
17. Make it yours, make the wedding a reflection of who you are as a couple.

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18. When you're kind to others, they will be kind to you. That's for both family, friends, and vendors.
19. Start working on the wedding day timeline a month before the wedding.
20. Don't forget your wedding hashtag!
21. Consider your guests with some decisions.
22. Always ask, worst that happens is you get a no, but best case you get something a little extra.
23. Include vendor tips into your original budget.
24. Keep in touch with your vendors and don't be afraid to ask for suggestions.

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25. Have some f'n fun with it all!

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