While stories of “bridezilla syndrome” sound a little scary, wedding planning is more enjoyable than most people think. It just takes smart preparations and the right information to make wise decisions. In this article, we have selected 7 tips from event planning experts for a perfect wedding.
Plan your wedding ahead of time
You may have this summer season in mind as your ideal wedding date, but don’t think that means you have to wait two years before you start planning. The earlier you start this process, the easier and less stressful it will be as the big day approaches. Having a clear plan before you start will help you stay on top of everything and make sure you don’t forget anything important. The event venue, a rough guest list, and the budget should always be the first three things to determine.
Set a budget and nail it!
Don’t spend anything until you’ve set a realistic budget that you won’t go too far over. It’s a common mistake to forget all the little extras too – to make your budget work, you must consider every detail. Don’t forget to consider additional costs such as dress alterations, gifts, and expenses for makeup services, and hair styling. All of these can add up!
Accept offers of help
Although it’s your big day, your friends and family will be more than willing to help and want to be involved in the planning. By getting help from people you trust, you’re more likely to feel like you can be honest if things aren’t exactly how you want them to be!
Be selective with your guest list
Sorting your guest list ahead of time is important so you can then focus on finding the perfect venue to accommodate your chosen number of guests. The Valea Verde Lounge is ready to host up to 100 guests.
Identify your priorities early on
Before you start planning your wedding, schedule a few meetings with your partner to discuss the type of wedding you would like to have. Think about the feeling and vibe you want to create and try to visualize the perfect celebration. You should soon be able to identify what is most important to you.
Don’t get stuck in a research rut
Research is crucial when planning a wedding because you most likely haven’t planned one before! That said, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available. Even if you want to be well informed, but not so much that you feel overwhelmed by the options available. You also don’t want to waste time looking for areas of the wedding that aren’t very important to you (you can always go back to your priority list).
Let go of anything that doesn’t resonate with you
Like any type of party, weddings tend to follow a formula, and as impersonal as it may sound, this formula will be beneficial during the planning process. That said, there’s no point in including a certain ritual because all your friends have had one, or giving a speech if you know you despise public speaking. If you feel strongly that you want to ditch the bridesmaid dresses, the photo booth, the bouquet toss, and the color white, you can! No one will be disappointed that your day is unconventional. They will enjoy the wedding even more because it will feel authentic to them.
Valea Verde is the ideal place for organizing your dream wedding.