Have you ever noticed when you get engaged everyone’s ready to talk about their horror stories? It doesn’t have to be that way friend. Here are some secrets to a stress free wedding day. You can also grab the free quick guide at the end of the post to help you.
1. Know What You Want
The wedding ideas and options are endless! Really they go on and on, but not everyone is right for your wedding. So the best way to plan with ease and beat overwhelm is to get clear about what you want.
Think about what’s important to you as a couple. Knowing what you both really care about when it comes time to make hard decisions.
These are some starting points:
Intimate or Large
Destination or Nearby
Big Wedding Party or Small Wedding Party
You’ll also want to think about the style of photography you want for your day. This will make it easier to decide on a photographer. When I photograph couples I want light and bright, romantic, joyful and authentic photos. I really like to focus on connection with couples. Definitely, spend some time thinking about what you like in photos!
2. Hire a Wedding Planner
To be honest you might even want to do this before you get completely clear because a great planner will help you make your key decisions. Your wedding planner is your go-to throughout the whole planning process and the day of they are essential.
They make the day really feel like a dream. You never worry about making sure any of the details get finished because they’re doing it for you. Truly the easiest way to enjoy your wedding is to have a planner.
I help my brides through the process as much as I can. I love making timelines that serve them, but the support of your wedding planner can help prevent any hard choices coming to you on your big day.
3. Create a Timeline
I can’t stress enough how much easier timelines make your wedding day life. Your day will flow so much better with a timeline created specifically for your day. It will help everyone involved. This is exactly why I create custom timelines for each of my couples!
Your wedding day timeline shares exactly what’s happening during the day. Then you can share it with anyone who needs to do something for your day. It’s amazing to be able to tell family members exactly where they need to be and when.