Planning a wedding? Congratulations! While this is bound to be an exciting period of your life, it can also be a stressful one. There are a lot of things you need to do if you want your wedding to go according to plan. From sending save the date invitations to people close to you, down to choosing your wedding location. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make the entire process smooth and enjoyable.
Here are some tips to help you prevent any “bridezilla” moments:
Check Your Perspective
If you find yourself stressing out over every minute detail, it’s time to check yourself. The only reason you’re planning a wedding is so you can start a life with your best friend. As long as the vows are said and the ring is on your finger, you can call your wedding a success.
Whenever you start worrying about whether you’ve chosen the right flower or if you’ve got the right color for your bridesmaid’s dresses, remember why you’re getting married in the first place.
Make it Easy to RSVP
These days, technology is making every aspect of our lives easier, and weddings are no different. Gone are the days when you would need to keep track of who is coming by taking phone calls and checking the post. Now, you can create gorgeous wedding invitations and allow guests to RSVP from their phone or laptop.
Customize them with your wedding theme, add videos, images, or GIFs, and watch the RSVPs roll in without the usual stress involved.
Choose Your Kid Policy
This is something that can be easy to forget about, but it goes hand-in-hand with planning your RSVPs. If your friends and family members have kids, you’ll need to decide if you want them at the ceremony, reception, or both. These days, it’s becoming more common to declare weddings as “kid-free”, but this can also alienate guests who think their kids are mature and respectful enough to attend.
Whatever you decide, make it clear on the invitations (and RSVP) what your kid policy is. That way there can be no confusion or hurt feelings since everyone will have plenty of notice.
Make a Budget
Wedding costs can quickly spiral out of control, which is why it’s a good idea to make your budget early and stick to it. You should consider doing a bit of research before you set your budget so you can get a good idea of how much your ideal venue, cake, dress, and food will cost. From there, you can prioritize which is the most important based on your budget and taste.
Weddings are expensive. So it makes sense to shop smart so you can get as much bang for your buck as possible. Sign up to a credit card that has airpoints or a great rewards program and put all of your wedding expenses on that card. Before you know it, you will have accumulated a ton of points which you can then use for your honeymoon.