It is finally time to start preparing for your big day! You have been dreaming about this for months and you can’t wait to walk down the aisle and say “I do!” There is a lot of preparation that has to go into making sure that everything is perfect and we wanted to make it easy for you.
There is going to be a lot of stressful decisions that need to be made and it can feel overwhelming. You need to realize that this should be fun! You get to plan the wedding that you have been dreaming of and at the end you get to be married to your best friend. You should make sure that everyone on your “planning committee” takes pressure off of you instead of piling it on. Take a deep breathe, create a strategy, and enjoy the next few months!
Create Your Strategy
Creating a list of goals that you want to achieve and come up with a reasonable plan to achieve those goals. If you want to get back to the gym and start preparing your skin so you are looking your best on your big day, you need to consistently working towards being your best. Add the days and times you will be going to the gym in your calendar and make sure that they are a priority. If you want to see results, you will need to be there consistently and work your hardest. You should also make sure you have a proper diet and try to cut out bad things, like soda and sweets. You will also need to start a skin care routine if you do not already have one. This is crucial for getting a spray tan or using a UV tanning bed.
These routines are crucial to achieving your goals and looking your best. They can also create a lasting impression and you will probably continue these routines after your wedding day!
Wedding Day Dream Team
You are going to want the best makeup and hair stylist and you will need to spend time finding the right ones. You need to book them a few months in advance or else they will end up being unavailable on your special day. You can search for these artists by checking Google reviews, asking your friends and family, and consulting experts in the industry. You can use the artists that you like for an event before your wedding day so that you do not waste a full make-up and hair session.
You can do your test runs before a work dinner, charity event, or a night out with your fiancé. You should do at least 2 test runs to figure out exactly how you want to look.
Selecting Your Venue
Selecting a venue can be very challenging when it comes to budgeting and finding a space that can fit all of your guests. You want to make sure that the location is accessible for all of those traveling from far away. You will need to decide if the ceremony and the reception will be in the same location. If they are not, make sure there is ample time to travel between both.
You also want to factor in food and drinks when it comes into selecting the venue. If you use a wedding planner, they may have some insight into which vendors are best and could save you some money. If you do not want to use a wedding planner, you should ask around and see what vendors your friends and family have used.
Entertainment and Photography
You want to make sure that you have photos and videos that you can look back on in the years to come and remember your special day. You should hire a trusted photographer and videographer that have a portfolio that you like.
You will also need a DJ or a system for playing music. You want to make sure that they have the proper equipment and have experience doing it before. The DJ can make or break the reception. You can give them a playlist to choose from or just give them an idea of what you want and let them make the decision.
Take Time for Yourself and Your Future Spouse
This is all about you and your spouse. Make sure that you are relaxed and do not let the planning get in the way of the love you two share. Spend time going on walks, watching movies, and getting out of the house. You should talk about things other than the wedding and make sure that it does not take over your lives. Continue doing the things that brought you two together and you will be ready for your special day!