Planning your wedding can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There are so many pieces that go into planning a large event, and if you’ve never planned anything before, it can be hard to know where to begin or how to get the best deals from vendors. That’s why we put together a few wedding planning dos and don’ts to help you avoid some common mistakes and make the most of your planning!
DO plan your rehearsal dinner early
While it may not be the main part of your wedding weekend, your rehearsal dinner still requires some planning and shouldn’t be left until the last minute. Food and décor require some thought ahead of time, so the sooner you can plan your rehearsal dinner and get it out of the way, the less you’ll have to worry about as your wedding approaches.
DON’T stress about everyone else’s schedules
You can’t plan your wedding around everyone else, no matter how badly you want them to be there. Either people will make time to attend your big day, or they won’t. The longer you take to pick a date, the less time you have to find vendors and plan everything else, so don’t let other people’s schedules hold you up.
DO get the dress you want
While it’s fun to have friends and family come along when you choose the perfect dress, don’t let their opinions affect your final decision. This is your day and your dress, so choose the gown you love the most, not the one your mom or sister or best friend loves.
DON’T forget about your wedding bands
You have the engagement ring, so the wedding band may not be top of mind. But wedding bands shouldn’t be a last-minute purchase, especially if they’re engraved or customized in any way. Jewelry has to be ordered and can take a few months to arrive, so give your jeweler plenty of time to get your bands in before your big day.
DO work with a wedding planner
You may think you can handle all your wedding planning by yourself, but unless you have planning experience, you could quickly become overwhelmed. The experience and insight of an experienced wedding planner can help you stay on budget, find new ideas and overall help your wedding vision become a reality.
DON’T forget about your wedding website
A wedding website is the perfect way to keep all your guests updated and answer their questions, instead of fielding calls and text messages from family and friends. Plus, building out your wedding website with your partner can be a fun way to reminisce and highlight your favorite things about your city or town.
DO make a Pinterest board
Pinterest is a great way to organize your thoughts and inspiration for your wedding day. Just don’t expect everything to look exactly the way it does on your Pinterest board. If you’re working with a wedding planner, having a collection of curated images to show them can be especially helpful in creating your dream wedding day!