Some of you may know that I got married last year. I decided to plan the wedding myself with my closest friends.
Along the journey I have learned a lot about my myself and I utilised skills I didn’t even know I possessed. So I have decided to off load these tips to any of you that may be planning your own wedding too.
Know what you want
If you are getting married it’s important to know the look of the wedding style your going with. What do you want your dress to look like? What type of flowers do you want?
What’s the overall decoration style you desire? Where do you want the venue to be?
These are some of the critical questions you need to ask yourself and research beforehand because it makes the rest of the process a lot easier.
Choose your friends wisely
The moment I knew I was getting married my first thought was who would I involve in the planning. Luckily for me I have been blessed with the best friends and family a girl could ask for.
I held a meeting with 6 of my girls and depending on their strengthens they each volunteered to manage a section in regards to the wedding. We all had an agreed timescale of when everything would be completed, and we made sure we stuck to it.
Make sure you communicate effectively on all things. People are not mind readers. I would also give examples of what I wanted and my friends would take that on board and look for similar things and styles for me.
I held meetings every fortnight to get an update on what had been achieved and what was outstanding. This gives a realistic time frame of when everything would be completed in time for the wedding.
The completed vision
Lastly it is so important to see everything materialise. So if it’s the wedding invitations, you need to actually have it in your hands, it’s not good enough to say it’s been ordered . For me I took a task as completed once I had the particular thing in my hands. Then I would tick it of my wedding check list.
So if you do follow my quick steps you should have a wedding that looks something like this.