Wedding planning is tough, and it’s only natural that problems may arise. But don’t worry brides, you don’t need to deal with these problems alone. We’re here to help you! And thanks to past brides and parters with experience in the wedding scene, we’ve rounded up some of the most common wedding planning problems and included some tips on how to deal with them. Read up now and get to know how you can overcome these bumps that come along the way during the wedding planning process.
(1) Finding Trustworthy Vendors
How do you find wedding suppliers that you can rely on for the most important day in your life? Do your homework and gather as much information as you can about your potential suppliers. A little research goes a long way! You can check forums, ask other brides, and visit vendors’ websites to get more information. You can also read this article to find out more on how to narrow down your wedding vendors and how to find the ones that suit you and your wedding.
(2) Sticking to Your Budget
One of the most challenging parts–if not, THE MOST challenging part–of planning a wedding is sticking to the budget. At one point you might find that you’ve overspent in some items. To stay within your limits, find other areas where you can cut down costs to make up for the overspending. Here are some other ways you can cut down on weddings expenses.
(3) Managing The Guest List
From building the final list, to following up on RSVPs, the guest list always poses problems for couples. Here are some tricks of the trade that you can keep in mind to have an easier time managing your guest list.
- Have a must-invite list and a B list. Work on your must-invite list first and then fill in names from the B list if people from the first list can’t make it.
- Reduce your list. You can ask yourself, do I need to invite plus ones I’ve never met? Do we need to invite children? Will it be possible to talk to our parents about their guests?
Many guests aren’t aware of the unspoken rules for guest etiquette either, i.e. sending their RSVPs on time, so do send the invitations early and do have someone (perhaps your planner or a bridesmaid) follow up.
(4) Preparing the Wedding Day Timeline
Everything should be run smoothly come wedding day–this is the ultimate goal! Therefore planning the wedding day schedule is very important. How do you make sure everything unfolds perfectly? First, prepare a detailed wedding day timeline, and second, make sure you brief your entourage and family about their wedding day tasks. Prepare them enough so that you can just sit back and relax on your wedding day.
(5) Having the Perfect Decorations and Details
Wedding styling is a crucial part to achieving your dream wedding. So making sure your decorations are on point and you don’t miss out on any detail is a MUST! A common concern in relation to wedding decorations are the budget. How do you execute your dream wedding with budget restrictions? If you’re budget is tight, no problem! You can always find creative ways to save on floral styling costs and still achieve your desired look. You can also use candles to achieve dreamy looks at a more affordable rate. Also keep in hand wedding details and decorations checklist so you don’t miss out on anything.
(6) Looking Picture Perfect for the Wedding
Some brides stress excessively about looking perfect for the wedding. What they don’t realize is that as long as you take the necessary steps to have a healthy bridal glow, and you plan out your wedding day look carefully, you’ll be the best-looking bride ever!