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Engaged, Entangled, and Entirely Excited: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning Without Tying Yourself in Knots! 🎉Hey there, future Mr., Mrs., or...
Enjoy these awesome wedding tips from the pros about the things no one mentions when you're knee-deep in planning your wedding! We’ve listed the best advice from our very own wedding planning experts to help prepare you for this fun, exciting, and ever-so-eventful chapter of your life.
You should spend about 15 percent of your budget on photography. Meet the photographers in person before booking them. You will spend lots of time with them on your big day, they literally follow you around. You want someone who will understand your vision of your wedding. Give them a shot list of photo opps you want to capture. Discuss in advance.
– Christina, Client Services Agent
Your color theme can change a million times! But once you find the one you like, stick with it!
–Bri, Wedding Expert Team
Things can get overwhelming, really fast! Be sure to prioritize your health during this process.
– Kim, Client Services Agent
Start your seating chart even before you start getting RSVP’s. This is the thing people put off the longest, but it’s what takes the most time. And don’t try and please everyone, they should be spending more time dancing than sitting!
– Denise, Customer Care team
A good tip is to make an emergency kit for day-of with bobby pins, safety pins, bad aids, breath mints, lip gloss, ibuprofen, etc.
– Christina, Client Services Agent
Ideas will come to you at the most random times of day! Keep a planner around at all times to write them down! Fear of forgetting the idea/plan adds unnecessary stress!
– Alex, Client Services Agent
If you have a high guest count, it really helps to make two separate guest lists. An ‘A’ list and a ‘B’ list will help keep the guest count down.
– Denise, Customer Care Team
Pick your venue first, then pick your date. You want to make sure you are in LOVE with your venue and that the price is right! Setting your date before everything else will limit your options.
– Charisse, Client Success Leader
Your email inbox will be inundated with all things wedding really fast! Set up a separate wedding email right away!
– Alex, Wedding Planner
Pick a theme and go for it! Incorporate your theme in as many ways as possible. Adding the personal touches to your centerpieces, invitations, and décor can change the whole wedding. The more the merrier!
– Meg, Event Coordinator
Your parents will want to invite their work friends. Let them. They bring good gifts!
– Carrie, Wedgewood Weddings' Happiness Expert
Wedding traditions don’t have to be done the way you’ve always seen them. Make your big day your own!
– Emily, Wedding Planner
Allow your bridal party to help you, that’s what they’re there for!
– Bri, Senior Wedding Planner
Give your guests something fun and interactive to do at your reception like a photo booth, s’mores table, cigar rolling station or lawn games!
– Christina, Wedding Planner
Make time for you. Getting engaged is fun so make the most of it. While wedding planning can feel all-encompassing it doesn't need to be. Lean on your team and your friends. And give yourself a date-night once a week so you always have each other's happiness in your hearts.
– Sarah, Client Ambassador
Remember; your team of friendly Wedgewood Weddings planners can help you with any question you may have so please don’t hesitate to ask. Congratulations and enjoy this fantastic experience!
You already know, planning your wedding is a journey filled with important decisions, from choosing the right photographer to setting the mood with a cohesive theme. Our experts recommend prioritizing your well-being and being firm in your choices. Don't overlook the details—whether it's creating a dedicated email for wedding-related matters or having an emergency kit ready for the big day. And remember, it's your special occasion, so feel free to break away from tradition and make it uniquely yours. Keep a planner handy for those spur-of-the-moment ideas and don't hesitate to lean on your bridal party and loved ones for support. Most importantly, amidst all the planning, set aside time for each other to keep the romance alive.