Planning a wedding takes a massive amount of time to do it well. The biggest hindrance to a well planned affair is the tendency of most people to procrastinate. They think a year is a lot of time and forget that there has to be things done in that year that will need to be done on a schedule. If you cannot afford a wedding planner it is imperative that you and whomever you choose to help you with these plans are well organized and communicate often.
This is the most high pressure situation most women are ever likely to find themselves in and even if you have never planned anything in your life there are tools that will make it possible for you to do this one thing well. Wedding venues, wedding bands and wedding DJ’s are just a few of the important items that will have to be booked well in advance of the event. If the ones you choose are popular they could have a long waiting list. While a lot of people take their time deciding on some items the wedding dress has to be one of the first items that are taken care of. Once you have the dress, deciding the theme and colors for the rest of the wedding party will be much easier.
In most cases it is financially better to plan early. There are strategic times during a year that you can find items for your wedding at bargain prices. Buying a wedding dress during the months when weddings are not plentiful could garner you a fantastic deal on a gown you might otherwise not be able to afford. The worst thing to do is to buy during the prime wedding season. This holds true for booking wedding caterers, wedding photographers, wedding cake designers as well as wedding Musicians.
Advance planning and getting the invitations out early will also help you to better customize your wedding budget. Knowing early on how many people will attend the reception will give you a better idea of how much your catering budget needs to be. If there are guest that have to travel to the wedding from other states it is better to send out save the date notices first. You have to line up guest accommodations so that you are sure your guests will have a room for the night. Buying hotel rooms in bulk saves you money and if you are holding your wedding in a non-holiday season you can get the best rooms for less.
Finally the main reason a bride should plan a wedding with a lot of advance time is to be able to get things done a steady rate without feeling stressed out and rushed. If you are able to approach the wedding planning and vendor meetings with an air of calmness you will make better decisions and get better deals on the things you want most. With mobile wedding planner apps a bride can plan her wedding without missing any of the minute details and this will allow her walk down the aisle carefree.