Prioritize Your List

As a new bride, you’re automatically bombarded with a million things to get done and only a short amount of time. Your automatic response is to stress, worry, and overwork yourself. Don’t! The whole wedding planning process is supposed to be fun, enjoyable, and memorable. So in order to plan your perfect wedding without losing your hair, make sure to prioritize! Here are some tips just for you!

Your Wedding To Do List: Now, you have to remember, you have to have a list to start from A and work your way to Z. You don’t want to find a caterer before you find a venue, and you don’t want to buy a dress before you set a date. Here’s a beginners list to keep you on track and focused:

  • Organize Your Budget Plan: This is the most important part. You want to have a budget, and you want to make sure that you both are on the same plan and agree that you’re not going to go over (as much as you can help). Decide on what can be budgeted and what you can splurge on. Once you have your budget in place, then you can start looking and shopping.

  • Find a Venue: You actually want to do this first because the venue you want may not have the dates available that you prefer. With that in mind…

  • Decide on a Few Dates: This is a problem I ran into. I got engaged as a college student, so I had to have a couple dates I could play with. When I found the venue I wanted, I actually had to change my original date. So decide on at least two dates that you and your fiancé are good with.

  • Hire a Planner: If this is something you want to do, then make sure you hire one ASAP. The sooner, the better. Here are some pros and cons to hiring a wedding planner.

Wedding Planner by Eleonora Gianinetto

  • Shop for Your Wedding Dress: Shopping for your wedding dress is the most enjoyable part of the whole experience, in my opinion. Now that you have a date and a venue, you’ll know when you need the dress altered by and what type of dress you need because of the venue. Also, choose what type, color, and style of bridesmaid dresses you want and shop for those too!

Wedding Dress by Parekh Cards

  • Organize Your Guest List: This may take some tinkering and heavy deciding. Depending on how large your venue is depends on how many people you can invite. So sit down with both sets of parents and work on a guest list that fits.

Guest List by Michael Delaney

  • Invite Your Bridal Party: Decide on who you want to be in your wedding and ask them in a super cute way!

  • Entertainment and Music: Start listening to some music and decide what you want on your list. Then, start shopping for DJ’s. Here are some things for you to think about when looking around for your wedding DJ.

Music Playlist by Adam Baker

  • Honeymoon Destination: Decide on where you and your fiancé want to honeymoon! This is great, so definitely do some searching and find a place where you and your soon-to-be hubby can get away! Here are some great destination ideas for ya! This is just the beginning of your to-do list! But don’t panic, once you get started, it actually does get easier. Next blog post will have the rest of your to do list, but if there’s anything I forgot to add or if you have any extra ideas, make sure to leave a comment for me below!

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