I thought I’d start 2022 off by sharing 3 planning tips to help you get excited about planning your wedding. I hope you find these 3 planning tips help to keep you focused and most importantly overwhelm free.
1. Don’t Rush
Rushed decisions normally lead to costly mistakes when it comes to wedding planning.
To avoid making rushed decisions take time to…
Get clear on your budget – You might not know how much each supplier or element is going to cost, but it is important you understand how much you want to spend in total!
Identify your core values – These are the things that make you unique as a couple. Your likes, dislikes, the food and drink you love and the experiences and adventures you have together. Note these down and get clear on what’s important to you. You’ll want to find suppliers who align with these.
Pinpoint your wedding priorities – Get clear on your 5 must-have elements, the details and suppliers you can’t see your wedding without. It’s normally a good idea to prioritise sourcing these.
Don’t feel pressured into making spur of the moment decisions and don’t feel as though you need to include details that don’t align with who you are as a couple.
2. Choose your team wisely
Choosing the right team for your wedding can feel overwhelming and it can almost feel impossible to know where to start when you’re faced with so many suppliers to choose from.
You want a team you can trust! A team who ‘get’s’ your vision and what you’re hoping to achieve. One you won’t have to micromanage or worry about on the day. Suppliers you just bounce off, who you can be honest with and who you are confident will provide the best service possible.
So, what can you do to make sure your suppliers are the right fit for your day?
1. Check the images on their website and social media their own work – You want to make sure the content which has attracted you in the first place is their own and has not been taken as ‘inspiration’ from someone else’s portfolio. Check the image credits, have they contributed to that image in some way? If the images are purely ‘inspiration’ then you might end up disappointed with the service, they provide.
2. Double check what experience and knowledge they have – Do they share snippets of their knowledge and expertise on their website, social media, and blog? Do they have testimonials which back up their services and the quality of their work? You want to make sure your suppliers have the right knowledge and expertise for the role you are hiring them for.
3. What does your gut say? – Do you like them and their brand vales? You will be working you’re your suppliers closely in the run up to your wedding and on the day itself, so it’s important you feel comfortable around them. You want to surround yourself with a team who take the time to understand your wedding vision. Who you feel you can ask questions.
Remember, your team of suppliers have a significant impact on your wedding and the experience you and your guests have. So, take the time to do your research before you sign those contracts!
3. Get intentional
Pinterest is one of the biggest causes of inspiration overwhelm, so take some time out now to do some decluttering.
Here are some tips to help you declutter your Pinterest board.
Tip 1 – Create a new Pinterest board so you have somewhere fresh to save your images/inspiration going forward.
Tip 2 – Only save images and videos which truly mean something to you, don’t save for the sake of it.
Does the image/video help you to convey your colour palette, the atmosphere you want to create, or how you want your day to look or feel? If not, then don’t save it.
Tip 3 – Don’t ask your suppliers to replicate something you’ve seen on Pinterest. Trust them to them use their creativity to design something which feels personal and individual to you and your day.
By getting really intentional with the content you are pinning, you end up with a board which feels considered and personal. This helps you to create a pool of images which can be used as inspiration when speaking to your suppliers.
Remember, less is always more!
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