Hello Bride is here to offer some fantastic organizational tools and advice to help you plan your dream wedding! Hello Bride makes it fun and simple and keep it all under control, read on to hear their expert advice!
Step 1: Know Your PrioritiesYou will see us mention this over and over. That means it’s important! You have to determine your wedding priorities. It may be the most important thing you do together as a couple before the wedding. Knowing your wedding priorities will allow you to focus on what is most important to the two of you. Not anyone else. These priorities will help to make your wedding unique. They also make it easier to stay on track and not be swayed by family, friends or vendors.
Step 2: Get a wedding planning binderYou need a wedding planning hub. It may be on your computer or phone but our favorite is the binder. I miss those days where all a girl needed was her binder and favorite pen to plan her dream day. Wedding planning binders are for brides who love REAL-LIFE tangible paper, pens, and pencils. Seriously, when did planning a wedding become so technical? Bring on the checklists, timelines, and step-by-step instructions we can hold in our hands.
Step 3: Determine Your Wedding BudgetYou should never book venues and vendors before having a budget. With all the wedding excitement it is the quickest way to overspend. Talk to those who may be helping with the wedding financially. Have them be specific about what they are contributing and when. Once you have your priorities and budget in place it will be much easier to decide what items and vendors you want to splurge on and where you want to cut back. Knowing these two things will go a long way in making your wedding unique.
Step 4: Start your wedding guest listStart an initial guest list. You don’t want to book a venue that’s too small. Some couples would rather have a more intimate wedding. Then, splurge on other things like food, alcohol or decor. Big weddings just are not their thing. Some couples would rather invite lots of people and have as many as possible share in their new life together. This may mean cutting back in other areas. There is no wrong or right here. It’s all about your priorities.
Step 5: Gather wedding planning inspirationWe call this wedding-spiration. Before you start drooling over other peoples weddings talk about what colors, styles, foods and places you two like. Think about things you enjoy doing together and family traditions you love. This will help shape the direction you want to go in instead of what others have already done. Now you can look at Pinterest and magazines. Don’t go overboard! Hehe, or do. Just keep in mind these are for inspiration. Your eyes might be bigger than your wallet.
Keep your priorities, budget and style in mind as you start researching your vendor and venue options. Wedding Planning can be fun and crazy all at the same time. Equipped with a wedding binder, pen and a plan you can make your wedding day run smoothly, leaving you plenty of time to fall in love with the details. Are you in search of an amazing wedding planning binder, notepad or engagement gift? Hello Bride is the shop for you. Get your wedding planning goodies now at www.HelloBride.com!
Bride Love & Testimonials
Ashley- The wedding starter kit is just what I needed! All of the lists and worksheets are going to be super helpful as I plan my wedding and the customization really makes this planner a keepsake that I can look back on to remember this special time! The proof process was quick and easy and the shipment arrived right on time! I highly recommend the wedding starter kit for anyone looking to get organized around planning their big day!
Jane- Beautiful product! I gave this to my friends who are newly engaged and they were so excited to receive it. I'm planning on buying one for each couple that gets engaged in my life. I especially loved the page about what percentages of you budget to allocate to catering, photography, etc.
Bridget- These ladies are so helpful and thoughtful. I have purchased the wedding planner a few times now and each time they have been stellar about communicating, making any changes we asked for and ultimately creating a beautiful planner that my friends have loved! 100% Recommend without a doubt to everyone!