5 Ways to Simplify Your Wedding

While big weddings are often beautiful, they’re not for everyone. Maybe you want to keep your wedding small and intimate. Here are # ways to simplify your wedding day.

Keep your guest list small
The easiest way to keep your wedding simple is to trim down the guest list. An intimate ceremony may leave out aunts, uncles and cousins and just focus on close relationships, like parents, siblings and best friends. If you have a large extended family, keeping your guest list smaller may be a challenge, so be sure to explain to your parents and other relatives the importance of trimming down your list, both for financial reasons and to have the wedding day you and your partner want to have.

Simplify your menu
Instead of providing guests with choices for dinner, opt for just a single dish that everyone can enjoy. Remember that your guests are coming to celebrate you and your marriage, not to have a fancy dinner, so they won’t mind if you keep your menu pared down. Talk to your caterer about how they can help you create a simplified menu.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Wedding planning takes a lot of time and effort, and you likely have friends and relatives who are more than willing to help. Take advantage of those offers and be sure to give everyone clear tasks and responsibilities. If you try to do everything yourself, you’re likely to get stressed pretty quickly. And be sure to avoid these other wedding planning mistakes.

Create and print your own stationery
You can create your own wedding invitations, RSVP cards and programs and print them yourself. This is an easy way to save money and to keep things simple. You don’t have to try to find exactly what you want from a stationery company and can instead just make it, playing with fonts and design on your own.

Have a coordinator
Even if you don’t opt to hire a wedding planner, you should still have someone who makes sure everything is on schedule. This can be a friend or family member who is especially organized. Provide them with a list of everything they need to know and check in on, so you can relax and enjoy your day.

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