Planning Advice

Use Your Time Wisely

Use your time wisely! There’s no doubt that wedding planning can feel like a full-time job. That’s why it’s important to use your time as efficiently as possible. By using your time efficiently not only do you get lots done, but you also enjoy the time you spend planning your wedding. Which is what you want! Planning your wedding goes so quickly in the grand scheme of things so you want to enjoy it, not dread it.

I know this is easier said than done when you’re faced with making what feels like a million decisions. So, here are a few tips to help your use your time wisely when planning your day.

No. 1 Create a dedicated email address for all your wedding correspondence

This allows you to keep track of all the emails you send and receive. It also means your wedding emails don’t get swallowed up or missed. If you’re anything like me you will receive way too many emails a day (most of these being random newsletters you signed up to 5 years ago to get a 10% discount code from) It also helps, get you into the wedding spirit, when else do you get to create a fun new email address?

No. 2 File your emails

If you don’t want the small inconvenience of setting up a wedding email, then create a folder in your personal or if you dare work email account dedicated to your wedding. That way any emails you receive can be stored in here until you’re ready to read or respond to them. This will save you so much time scrolling through your never-ending list of unopened emails to find the one you’re searing for.

No. 3 Create a wedding website

I can’t begin to tell you how much time this will save you. First off it stops you from relaying the same information to each of your guests. If you’ve got 100 guests, I’m sure you can imagine how long that is going to take. It also gives guest the opportunity to look at this whenever they have a question rather than contact you directly for an answer. You can include all the information they need to know e.g. venue location, parking details, accommodation etc and update this at the click of a button. It is also an effortless way to collect and chase RSVP’s and crucial information such as menu choices and dietary requirements.

My favourite websites are:

These 3 websites are easy to customise and add your information to. You’ll have everything up and running within an hour max.

No.4 Don’t get sucked into Pinterest and Instagram

It’s easy to fall down a Pinterest or Reel hole when you’re looking for inspiration or trying to find suppliers to work with. Where possible try to limit the time, you spend on here. The last thing you want is to waste precious hours of planning time looking at content which may well be hilarious but completely unnecessary.

No. 5 Set time aside for planning as a couple

Set time aside with your partner to tick off your wedding to do list. It’s unlikely you’re going to want to make any decisions without your partners involvement. This doesn’t have to be long, an hour each week with a brew or something stronger should do the trick. It helps you to edge closer towards making those key decisions and finalising your plans.

No. 6 There’s no time to be unorganised

Keep all your notes, ideas, contact details, contracts, and budget in one place. One folder or one notebook is more than enough! Do not note down information on random scraps of paper which you then leave dotted around the house. Not only does it make you feel unorganised it wastes time. In the time you spent looking for that suppliers number you jotted down last week you could have had a call with them and discussed your day, their pricing structure and what they offer.

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Image credits – Firewood Film / Hannah Rachael Weddings / Ceremonies with Rachael / Shades Canvas

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