You’ve never planned a wedding before and your mom is telling you one thing, your MOH is saying another and then Pintrest is telling you you’re doing it all wrong!! #Stressful. Take a breath … we are here to help you.
Planning a wedding can be very overwhelming, stressful and you may not know by now, but they are not cheap either. We don’t expect you to know exactly what you’re doing. We are here to help you! The coordinators at Veil Events have a few tips for you! To learn more or to ask more questions, visit VeilEvents.com. (Photo: Erin Dunlap)
Make sure you keep everything, from decorations to items used to get ready, in labeled or identified boxes/bags. Staying organized helps everyone know where things are and lessens the amount of questions. For example, put all the items that go on the cake table in a box and label it Cake Table. The guest book, pens, card box and programs in anther box and label it, Ceremony. Do this for other decor and wedding items and your day will feel much more organized.
While you want everything to be what you dreamed, you have to be willing to delegate some responsibilities to others. It’s ok to ask for help. Our biggest tip is to hire a wedding coordinator, because they will take on a lot of those extra tasks that you don’t want to worry about. Make sure you think about the small details. For example, who will put the cooler on the party bus? Who will light the candles before the guests arrive? Who will help cut the cake? Delegate these small tasks so you don’t have to worry or try to do them yourself.
You put so much work and time into planning your big day that if you don’t set a very detailed timeline, it can end up being a mess for you, your bridal party and vendors. While building your timeline, start with the time of your ceremony and go backward. For example, if your wedding is at 4:30pm, what happens before that? Guests arrive at 4:00pm, then family photos at 3:30pm, bridal party photos at 2:30pm then first look at 2pm. This should give you an idea of where to start. Our Wedding Planning Guide has a fill in the blank timeline, to help you with this process.
After the ceremony, the nerves usually go away and you’re excited to get to your reception. One of the most important things to do on your big day is to take 5 -10 minutes and just look around the room. Remember the small things like the lighting, the food, the smiles on your bridesmaids’ faces, the decor and take in that moment of finally being married to your partner!
What is a first look? First look is when we carve out 15 minutes for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony. You can give each other gifts, read each other a letter or just have a fun moment checking out each other in your wedding attire. We highly recommend doing a first look if you have an evening ceremony. The reason to do a first look before the ceremony is so you can enjoy your day with your new spouse, and we can get all the pictures done before your guests arrive. You don’t want your guests waiting on you for hours while you’re doing pictures
– Lindsay Kooser