Wedding Prep: 5 Important Planning Pointers

It’s October and wedding season is getting into full swing in the Nashville Area. As the weather turns nice, you may be dreaming of your upcoming fall wedding or starting to plan a spring fete.  Wedding prep is stressful. Inspirational ideas and good advice are everywhere and you can quickly experience info overload. If you attend any weddings this fall, it’s easy to glean plenty of inspiration for an upcoming fete of your own. We are also here to help! These helpful wedding pointers help you get started planning your big day.

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  1. If you can afford a planner, consider a planner. In the age of Pinterest, Google, the Knot, and a host of other helpful wedding related websites, it may seem like a cinch to plan a DIY wedding on your own. But, wedding prep is complicated, especially when you’re on a budget. Oftentimes, well-established wedding planners have long standing relationships with local companies that actually help save you money in the long run.  Nashville wedding planners.
  2. Select a Wedding Party. The people who surround you on your big day are important. While your mother might be pushing you to include your cousin that you haven’t seen in eight years for the sake of etiquette, it is important to be your own advocate. Wedding prep can be extremely stressful. You want to include people in your wedding party that will be focused on you, your nerves, and your need for champagne on your wedding day. If you don’t believe us, take the advice of Martha Stewart on how to plan the perfect wedding party.
  3. Start Booking Now. It is in your best interest to start contacting venues as soon as you have a date in mind. Nashville is a very popular place for destination weddings, and the Fall is a very popular time for weddings. Oftentimes, venues will book up to a year or two in advance. Don’t wait to contact Cheekwood or Country Music Hall of Fame. You don’t want to have to settle for a date that is second best. If your preferred date is taken, make sure to ask if they have a cancellation list. If another bride cancels, you may be able to snag the place for your big day.
  4. Make a Game Plan. Even if you use a planner for your wedding, it’s a good idea to have a rough timeline of when you would like to have things done. Things like dresses, alterations, and tastings have to be scheduled with care so that you have time to get exactly what you want. Also, when you’re planning, keep room in your budget for things to change. That must-have flower you wanted may be twice as expensive out of season. The more prepared you are before your wedding day comes, the more relaxed you can be the day of. Check out this infographic from The Wed Life.
  5. Always, Always, Always Have Fun. At the end of a wedding, the most important thing is that you will be spending the rest of your life with the person you love. A wedding is a celebration of love and planning one should be as well. Make sure that whatever you’re doing, whether it’s showers, or coordinating rentals, or choosing centerpieces, you are having fun.

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