Ask for help! It is YOUR wedding but that doesn’t mean you have to do EVERYTHING!
Plan for your marriage, not just your wedding. It’s a big day, but it’s not the only day. (Read: Enjoy the journey)
Research the date, and be aware of wedding season, local events, public holidays, school holidays and other events that could affect accommodation, transport etc for your wedding.
Get recommendations from your suppliers; let one lead you to the next, and to another…..
Learn about the legals. There are a number of legal requirements when you are getting married, such as providing a months’ notice in the form of the Notice of Intended Marriage. Speak to your celebrant and find out what is involved!
Remember that you get what you pay for! If any quote sounds too good to be true it probably is. Don’t gamble with your wedding day! Hire the professionals.
Talk to your suppliers! Ask questions, tap in to their knowledge and experience.
Book early… once you have set the date, start booking your suppliers.
Plan and make decisions together, the day is about both of you.
Be firm with your guest list, stick to your numbers and your budget.
Have a uniform kids policy, be firm on whether you can have kids attend (Read: Kids & Weddings)
Don’t let your wedding consume you, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and do something normal. Have a coffee with a friend and don’t talk about the wedding, watch a movie, go for a walk….
Start a designated email address for your wedding to keep all emails and communications together
Create a wedding hashtag to collect all your wedding photos from your guests
Have a wedding website to share details and updates with your guests
Go digital and download a wedding planning app to keep on top of your tasks, and carry your list with you wherever you go