1. Decide on a Budget and stick to it!
The first and foremost thing that you will need to do as a couple and as a family is to decide on a budget for your big day. When you have zeroed in on a figure, try and stick to it. Additionally, when certain things go over budget, look for alternatives and DIY’s that are easy on your pocket and leave a lasting impression on your guests.
2. Get Organized!
It is safe to say…weddings are a pain to plan and execute! Therefore, getting organized months ahead is highly advisable. I would suggest getting a good sized wedding journal that will contain A – Z information that you will need. From the wedding photographer to menu, venue, makeup artist, caterer information to even your guest list. It is highly recommended that you sort all this out at least 6 months before you get hitched.
3. Stack up Wedding Magazines and Blogs…
Some amount of inspiration is definitely needed when you start planning for your big day. Go through wedding magazines like Vogue, Brides, Martha Stewart Wedding and blogs like The Knot and WedMeGood that are sure to give you some great ideas. Additionally, you can also set up a mood board with themes, accessories and décor pieces that you would like to add to your wedding.
4. Get the perfect gown and accessories!
Nothing speaks louder than the perfect gown that compliments your personality and style. Do a full-on research of the silhouettes that you are partial too and then, head out with your entourage for trials. I would suggest taking a maximum of two people with you so that you are not bombarded with thousands of suggestions and ideas. Be open-minded cause maybe you will end up loving a dress that was not part of the plan at all!
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5. Set an NGO registry!
This is a relatively new trend that couples are adopting. What you can do is make a list of NGO’s and social causes that you feel passionate about. Post that, you can request your guest to make a donation to any of these causes instead of getting you the same ol’ silverware and flatware!