Don't Let The Beginning Stages of Wedding Planning Freak You Out.
Planning Advice Every Newly Engaged Couple Should Know Before Planning The Wedding!
Did you get engaged over the holidays? That is fantastic news, CONGRATULATIONS! This is such a happy time in your life and I have information regarding the next step I know every newly engaged couple could use. Saying yes was the easy part. What comes next? Well keep reading, the information below is pretty helpful for every couple who got engaged recently.
The thought of planning a wedding is exciting, it can also stressful if you don't know what the next steps are once you are engaged. Here are some helpful tips to make the ride a little easier.
1. Know Your Budget
Before you even start the planning process, it's very important for every couple to know exactly what they can afford to spend on their wedding. We have seen too many couples have a big wedding vision on a Corona budget. The truth of the matter is, weddings are expensive, especially in big cities like New York. The budget might not be a romantic discussion to have, however it's extremely important as it will cause less stress, on the both you. Don't be afraid to have an open and honest discussion about it.
2. Choosing Quality Over Quantity
Once you've put your budget together, it is important for you to know exactly how much you want to spend on each vendor before you start doing your research. You also have to be careful when selecting your vendors as there are so many out there, you just don't know who to trust. When you find the vendors you would like to work with, be sure to find as much reviews about them and don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you'd like. If you are going to spend your money wisely, you'll want to feel comfortable with your vendors. In choosing quality vendors, make sure that they align with your style and are able to deliver a quality service that you will remember forever. Don't hire vendors simply because they are at lower cost. Remember, you get what you pay for!
3. Don't Overthink Everything
I always tell every bride, wedding are meant to be fun, it's not a political fundraiser. This is a celebration for your new lives as husband and wife. I've seen too many brides freak themselves out because they are either not sure what to pick for flowers or don't know where to seat that annoying uncle, lol. When you feel like you are stressing out, just breathe and take a step back.
4. Make Your Fiancé Part of The Planning
It's his wedding too right? Don't take on all the unnecessary stress on yourself. Involve your fiancé in as much of the planning as you can. I know sometimes they don't seem that interested in the planning process, but they are. Relinquish some of the responsibility to them, but stay on top of those duties and ensure they get it done, grooms can be forgetful sometimes.
5. Consider Hiring A Wedding Manager
Most brides know this term to be a "Day of Coordinator", but let's be real for a minute. Day of coordinators do not exist. Day of is part of wedding management, which is a monthly service offered by most wedding planning companies, Björn & Company included. It has been designed for the couple who have decided to plan their entire wedding, but are looking for a professional to execute and tie up lose ends 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. I recommend every bride to hire a coordinator, if a full service wedding planner is not in your budget. Wedding planner will save you time, stress and give you peace of mind on the day of.
Here at Björn & Company, we’re proud to offer 3 wedding planning services to our clients. No weddings, and no two couples, are ever the same—and we’re happy to cater to each one’s needs. From lighting to napkin ties to speeches, we know weddings. Most importantly, we know how to keep the magic and joy of the celebration alive in every moment. Let us help you celebrate you!
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