Start small. Create a list of things you need to do and book so when you’re ready to take action you can clearly see what you have done and what still needs to be done. This list will lead your life for a matter of months but when you do start to make progress you can see it in black and white with a feeling of accomplishment.
So what should make the to-do list? Pretty much everything to do with the wedding should make this list, but make sure you prioritise the most important elements first. The main factors usually include date, venue, invitations, music and the oh-so important dress! The venue is a hugely important part of a wedding as it can reflect on your personality. Usually couples make sure that they count the heads that will be invited and attend to ensure that the capacity of the venue is up to standard. Then your search will begin.
Once you have set a date and hired a venue, you should start multi-tasking. There are so many things to do and never enough time, so finding your dress and organising decorations should be done at the same time. If your man is planning on getting a tailored suit, leave that wholly to him. Usually the bride and the bridesmaids shop together but that is a totally personal choice.
After your invitations are sent out, its time to really get a groove on! Think about food, what the ceremony is going to be like and any other essentials. Now is a good time to refer back to your list. The rings are commonly chosen together as a couple, so make sure you set aside some intimate time so you can really enjoy this journey – after all, it should be the only time in your life you will ever have to do it!
A stress-free bride often has a hairdresser booked for the day but if you do decide to opt for this service please make sure that you have a few practice sessions with the exact hairdresser who will turn up on the day. Some brides use a professional make-up artist but if this isn’t for you a good option would be to buy some new make up for the wedding day and have a professional make-up lesson so you feel totally in control.
An absolutely critical part to every wedding is music. Music is so important as it is usually remembered by guests for years to come. Many venues may offer you an in-house disco service but don’t feel obliged to use them. Some venues may offer this as part of their package but that isn’t to say they’re the best DJ for the job. Shop around for wedding disco hire a little, this way you can have more power in what style you would like them to play. Arrange a meeting for your wedding disco hire DJ beforehand so you can gauge their appearance and discuss if you need to look into DJ equipment hire or if they provide their own. Some venues will have all the equipment available on hand but if they haven’t DJ equipment hire services will be able to help you out.